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30th Jun, 2022

The Gesualdo Six return with more early music to Warwick

THE GESUALDO Six return for their third visit to Warwick on Tuesday (February 22) to sing in St Mary’s Church in the monthly Early Music series promoted by Leamington Music.

They bring a programme of Motets by English composers written during a Golden Age over a period of 200 years, from the middle of the fifteenth century to the middle of the seventeenth century.

The most famous of the nine composers represented in this concert are Thomas Tallis and William Byrd who both flourished in Tudor times. The others range from Lionel Power, who died in 1445, to Thomas Tomkins, who lived from 1572 to 1656.

The Gesualdo Six formed in Cambridge in 2014 and have since developed an international career with tours to Australia, North America and various parts of Europe.

The group is directed by Owain Park, who, still only in his late 20s, has conducted the BBC Singers, the Academy of Ancient Music , The Sixteen, the Gabrieli Consort and the London Mozart Players. He is also Musical Director of Cambridge Chorale.

Owain is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and a composer who studied with John Rutter and whose works have been performed by Tenebrae and VOCES8 among distinguished groups in the music world.

Festival Director Richard Phillips said: “We have had two outstanding concerts by the Gesualdo Six in recent years and I cannot wait to hear them following the pandemic. “Owain is on his way to being a star and he picks wonderful singers to ensure what he performs is of the highest standard. And, just as important, he chooses brilliant programmes.”

Visit www.leamingtonmusic.org for tickets and further details.

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