Live on BBC In Tune

The Gesualdo Six will be appearing on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune programme on Thursday 13th August at 4.30pm. Tune in to hear three pieces of Renaissance music that will be included in the tour programme across parts of the UK this summer. Visit the In Tune website here.

Joseph Wicks: Bringing The Gesualdo Six to Salisbury

Tenor Joseph Wicks writes about returning to Salisbury with us this summer:

“Ever since the group performed its first concert 18 months ago, I’ve wanted to bring them down from Cambridge to Salisbury, and in particular to the glorious acoustic of St Martin’s. It will suit the size and sound of The Gesualdo Six absolutely perfectly, and this concert will be a good opportunity to say thank you for the help that Salisbury’s musical scene gave me for so many years.” 

Tickets are available from our Box Office, can be reserved in advance or bought on the door. 
Online booking: Salisbury Concert

Joseph Wicks Tenor JW

Joseph Wicks is currently studying for a degree in Music at Cambridge University whilst being Junior Organ Scholar at St John’s College. He spent a gap year as Organ Scholar of Hereford Cathedral, and before this was the Sixth Form Organ Scholar at Lancing College. He began his musical education as a Chorister, later Bishop’s (Head) Chorister of Salisbury Cathedral, singing there for six years where he first enjoyed the daily round of evensong and the rich repertoire of an English Cathedral Choir.

Joseph is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists (ARCO) and twice won the Lancing College music competition on the organ. Recent recital venues include Hereford Cathedral, St John’s College, Cambridge and St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol. Joseph’s ultimate ambition is to be a Cathedral organist and Director of Music.

In addition, Joseph has remained a keen singer, now being taught by David Lowe in Cambridge. He is a graduate of the prestigious Genesis Sixteen, a training scheme for talented young singers run by internationally renowned choir The Sixteen and its director Harry Christophers.

Guy James: Thoughts on returning home

Countertenor Guy James writes about returning to Dursley with The Gesualdo Six this summer:

One of my earliest musical memories is of standing next to my mum, Lynn James, singing with the Parish choir of St. James the Great in the parish centre in Dursley. I was effectively on probation with the choir and despite this I was applying myself with some gusto when a sudden drop in dynamics left me performing my very first (totally unintentional) solo. Thankfully this oversight didn’t prevent me from joining the choir properly when I was 7 and I then enjoyed the best part of 10 years with the choir before a change of schools prevented any more weekly contributions. I continue to be humbled that my 10 years singing at St. James constitute barely a fraction of the service of the more venerable members of the choir. During my time I was extremely lucky to benefit from the enthusiasm and talents of everyone in the choir and especially it’s director and organist Nigel Davies. Not only did I receive much of the most formative years of my musical education for free but also access to innumerable opportunities for performance and the concerts and tours that the choir provides, not to mention a little pocket-money. Undoubtedly however, the most valuable gift I received over my time with the choir is a love for the music and heritage of the English choral tradition.

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SJSS Young Artists 2015/16

We are delighted to announce that we will be St John’s Smith Square Young Artists for the 2015/16 season! Here’s a note from Richard Heason, the director of SJSS:

‘As a concert hall it is crucial that we don’t just give voice to established artists but that we also invest in future talent. Through our Young Artists’ Scheme we are able to select musicians who have shown themselves to have enormous talent and energy and help them as they shape their careers.’

Read more here:

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★★★★★ Five-star review for King’s concert

We’re delighted to end the term with a five-star review for our one-year anniversary concert of Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responses for Maundy Thursday in King’s Chapel.

“…what Owain Park and the singers have managed to achieve is an ensemble with extraordinary potential, who stand head and shoulders above any other vocal group in Cambridge, and who surely have a promising future ahead.”

Read the full review here:

The team are looking forward to returning to Cambridge for the summer term and for a concert in Kingston in Cambridgeshire on 1st May. Keep an eye out on our website, facebook and twitter for the latest details. We’re also busy preparing for the summer and beyond!

Update: January 2015

A big “hello” to 2015 from everyone in Team G6! We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed wonderful New Year celebrations. We’re here with exciting news about plans for 2015, which include four concerts in the next three months, at home in Cambridge.

First, we travel to Jesus College Chapel on Saturday 17th January, to perform English masterpieces by composers including Byrd, Sheppard (who [probably] celebrates his 500th anniversary this year) and Cornysh, before visiting St John’s College Chapel on 13th February with a juxtaposition of Madrigals by Ligeti and Monteverdi. We then bring music of the Italian masters to Caius College Chapel on 21st February, before finishing in the majestic setting of King’s College Chapel on 11th March to perform Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday. Phew!

We’re really looking forward to welcoming you to one or more of our concerts, and we’ll also be adding clips and tracks to our YouTube and Soundcloud accounts over the coming months. Happy 2015!

Concert: Advent/Christmas in Trinity

Thursday 4th November 2014 at 8pm

Trinity College Chapel

Our next concert is on 4th December 2014 at 8pm in Trinity College Chapel, when we will be performing a programme of music for Advent and Christmas.

The Gesualdo Six Christmas Poster 2014


Gaudete (Trad.)

Quem vidistis (Canale)

In dulci jubilo (Praetorius arr. Bach)
Est ist ein Ros (Praetorius)
Verbum caro factum est (Hassler)

There is no rose (Trinity Carol)
Coventry Carol (Trad.)
Audivi vocem (Taverner)
Audivi vocem (Tallis)
Vigilate (Byrd)

Lullay my liking (Holst)
This is the truth (arr. RVW)

Veni, veni Emmanuel (Trad., arr. Lawson)
Away in a manger (Kirkpatrick, arr. Lawson)
Jingle Bells (Pierpont, arr. Langford)

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4th December 2014 at 8pm (concert lasts less than 1 hour)
£5/£3/Free for TCMS members
Tickets available on the door.

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Past Performances

26 January 2019
Taunton | Concerts for Martin Randall Travel
i. St John’s Church, 6pm
ii. The Castle Hotel, 9.15pm

19 January 2019
St. Michael’s Parish Church, Linlithgow, Scotland
Start time: 7:30 PM
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17 January 2019
Tübingen, Germany | Pfleghofsaal
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16 January 2019
Berlin | Debüt im Deutschlandfunk Kultur – Concert Radio Broadcast
Start time: 8:00 PM
Listen Again – Click ‘Hören’
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14 December 2018
London | St John’s Smith Square Christmas Festival
Start time: 7:30 PM
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11 December 2018
Liverpool | Philharmonic Hall
Start time: 7:30 PM
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4 December 2018
Monaco | Chapelle de la Visitation

23 November 2018
North Luffenham (Rutland)
Start time: 7:30 PM

20 November 2018
Live on BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’
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3 November 2018
Verviers | Belgium
Start time: 8:00 PM
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19 October 2018
Poland | Łódź

3 October 2018
Kosovo | Pristina International Vocal Festival

8 September 2018
Ripon | Ripon International Festival
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3 August 2018
Poland | Świdnica Bach Festival, St Joseph’s Church
Start time: 7:30 PM
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1 August 2018
The Netherlands | Delft Chamber Music Festival, Oude Kerk
Start time: 8:30 PM
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17–28 July 2018
Canada Tour
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15 July 2018
Salisbury | St Martin’s Church
Start time: 7:30 PM | Pre-Canada Tour Concert
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14 July 2018
London | St Clement Danes, The Strand
Start time: 6:30 PM
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13 July 2018
Cambridge | The Round Church
Start time: 8:00 PM | Pre-Canada Tour Concert
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3 June 2018
Hurstbourne Tarrant | St Peter’s Church
Start time: 5:00 PM

2 June 2018
Wells | St Cuthbert’s Church
Start time: 7:30 PM

8 April 2018
Framlingham (Suffolk)
St Michael’s Church
Start time: 3:00 PM
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7 April 2018
St Peter’s Eaton Square (CD Launch event)
Start time: 3:00 PM
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6 April 2018
Holy Trinity Church, Winchester
Start time: 7:30 PM
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5 April 2018
Colyton (Devon)
St Andrew’s Church
Start time: 7:30 PM
Ticket Link
in advance from The Little Shop or on the door

4 April 2018
All Saint’s Church, Clifton
Start time: 7:30 PM
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3 April 2018
Clodock (Herefordshire)
St Clydawg’s Church
Start time: 7:30 PM
Ticket Link

2 April 2018
Dorstone (Herefordshire)
St Faith’s Church
Start time: 7:30 PM
Ticket Link

28 March 2018
St John’s Smith Square, London
Concert at the Holy Week Festival
Start time: 6:45 PM
Ticket Link

16 March 2018
Live on BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’
Listen Again on BBC iPlayer

24 February 2018
Concert for Churchill Music Trust
Start time: 7:30 PM
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23 January 2018
St Mary’s Church, Warwick
Concert for Leamington Music
Start time: 7:30 PM
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7 January 2018
St Martin’s Church, Salisbury
Epiphany Concert
Start time: 3:00 PM
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6 January 2018
Holy Trinity Church, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol
Epiphany Concert
Start time: 7:30 PM
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14 December 2017
The Temple Church, London
Concert at the Temple Winter Festival
Start time: 1:00 PM
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18 November 2017
St David’s Church, Exeter
Start time: 7:30 PM
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17 November 2017
Memorial Hall, King’s School, Bruton
Start time: 7:30 PM
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9 November 2017
V&A Museum, London
Kepler’s Trial (contemporary opera)
Start time: 6:30 PM
Ticket Link

4 November 2017
St Paul’s Church, Brighton
Brighton Early Music Festival Showcase Concert
Start time: 7:30 PM
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Sunday 3 September at 3pm in St James the Great, Dursley

Saturday 2 September at 7.30pm in St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol

Friday 1 September at 7.30pm in All Saints’ Church, Odiham, Hampshire

Thursday 31 August at 7.30pm in All Saints’ Church, Northampton

Wednesday 30 August at 7.30pm in North Luffenham Church, Rutland

Tuesday 29th August at 7.30pm in Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge

Monday 28th August at 4:30pm on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune

Tuesday 4th July at 6pm in Trinity College Chapel (Machaut Messe de Nostre Dame)

Sunday 25 June 2017 at 7:30pm in St John’s Smith Square (Arvo Pärt Passio)

Saturday 10 June at 6.30pm in Raynham Hall, Norfolk

Friday 2 June at 10.45pm in Schottenkirche St. Jakob, Regensburg, part of the Tage Alter Musik Regensburg Festival 

Monday 10 April at 6pm in St. John’s Smith Square, London, as part of the inaugural Holy Week Festival

Sunday 2 April at 7pm in St Anne’s Church, Manchester (part of our 2017 Northern Tour)

Saturday 1 April at 5pm in Victoria Hall, Bolton (concert and workshop for Bolton Choirs Festival; part of our 2017 Northern Tour)

Friday 31 March at 6.30pm in Blackburn Cathedral (featuring the Blackburn Cathedral Choristers; part of our 2017 Northern Tour)

Thursday 30 March at 8pm in Kingston Parish Church

Sunday 26 March at 3pm in Monmouth Priory Church as part of Wye Valley Music’s 2016/17 Season

Friday 24th February 2017 at 1pm in Keble College Chapel, Oxford as part of the Keble Early Music Festival


10th December 2016 at 7.30pm in St John’s Smith Square, London as part of the 31st Christmas Festival (Christmas Tour 2016)

9th December 2016 at 7.30pm in St Martin’s Church, Salisbury (Christmas Tour 2016)

8th December 2016 at 8pm in Hampshire (Christmas Tour 2016)

6th December 2016 at 8.30pm in Chapelle de la Visitation, Monaco (Christmas Tour 2016)

24th October at 4.30pm in St. John’s Smith Square, part of our Young Composers’ Workshop

15th October 2016 at 8pm in Little Missenden Church

4th September 2016 at 3pm in St Martin’s Church, London Road in Worcester

3rd September 2016 at 7.30pm in St James the Greater, Leicester

2nd September 2016 at 7.30pm in St Cuthbert’s Church, Wells

1st September 2016 at 7.30pm in Westbury-on-Trym Parish Church, Bristol

31st August 2016 at 7.30pm in Dore Abbey, Abbeydore 

30th August 2016 at 7.30pm in St Clydawg Church, Clodock 

20 August 2016 at 7.30pm in the Town Church, St. Helier on the Isle of Jersey

19th August 2016 at 1.10pm on BBC Radio Jersey from the Fisherman’s Chapel in St. Brelade

18th August 2016 at 1pm at Durrell’s Wildlife Conservation Trust, Jersey

19th June 2016 at 3pm in St. John’s Smith Square, London, part of the Young Artists Series 2015/16.

18th June 2016 at 1pm in Nevile’s Court, Trinity College Cambridge, part of ‘Concert in the Court’

13th May 2016 in St. Bene’t’s Church, Cambridge as part of Cambridge Early Music’s ‘Festival of the Voice 2016’

3rd May 2016 at 8:30pm in Ely Cathedral Lady Chapel

12th April 2016 at 7:30pm at St. John’s Smith Square, London, part of the Young Artists Series 2015/16.

4th February 2016 at 1:05pm at St. John’s Smith Square, London, opening the Young Artists Series 2015/16


30th October 2015 at 7.30pm in Grange Wellington Chapel, Vincent Square, London as part of the Brandenberg Choral Festival

27th October 2015 at 1.10pm in West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

16th October 2015 at 1:10pm in St. James’ Church Piccadilly

28th August 2015 at  7.30pm in Boxgrove Priory

27th August 2015 at 7.30pm in St. Martin’s Church, Salisbury

26th August 2015 at 7.30pm in Cheltenham College Chapel

25th August 2015 at 7.30pm in Dore Abbey, Abbeydore

24th August 2015 at 7.30pm in St. Clydawg Church, Clodock

23rd August 2015 at 3pm in St. James the Great, Dursley

22nd August 2015 at 7.30pm in Holy Trinity Church, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol

22nd August 2015 at 1.10pm in Christ Church, Bristol

21st August 2015 at 7.30pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Surbiton

20th August 2015 at 7.30pm in Christ Church, Southgate

13th August 2015 at 4.30pm on BBC Radio 3 In Tune

18th July 2015 at 2.15pm in the National Gallery as part of The Sixteen ‘Sounds Sublime’ Festival

13th May 2015 at 10pm in Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge

1st May 2015 at 8.30pm in Kingston, Cambridgeshire

11th March 2015 at 8pm in King’s College Chapel, Cambridge

21st February 2015 at 1.15pm in Caius College Chapel, Cambridge

13th February 2015 at 1.10pm in St John’s College Chapel, Cambridge

17th January 2015 at 8pm in Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge


4th December 2014 at 8pm in Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge

11th November 2014 at 1.10pm in West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

23rd September 2014 at 8pm in in Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge

21st May 2014 at 10pm in Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge

5th March 2014 at 9pm in Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge