Latest Appointment: Sam Mitchell

We are delighted to have appointed Sam Mitchell as our new bass. Sam begins working with us in the New Year, as we say a fond farewell to Jonny. We offer our warmest congratulations to Sam who gave an outstanding audition. Here are a few words from him:
 
“I’m incredibly excited to be joining G6. Since they started making a name for themselves last year I’ve always been struck by the incredible amount of character, flair and dynamism in their performances. I can’t wait until the first rehearsal!”
 
We’d also like to wish Sam a very happy birthday!
Sam Mitchell

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
Email: info@thegesualdosix.co.uk


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: http://www.earlymusictoday.com/slider/sjss-2015-16-young-artists-announced/

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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: http://www.varsity.co.uk/reviews/8454

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

Programme

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

7 June 2019
UK | London
Lambeth Palace | London Choral Day organised by Martin Randall Travel
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11 May 2019
UK | Cambridge
Trinity College Chapel
Start time: 8:00 PM
Ticket Link


3 May 2019
UK | Stockbridge
Start time: 7:30 PM
Ticket Link


30 April 2019
Italy | Belluno


24 April 2019
Slovenia | Ljubliana


10 April 2019
Switzerland | Lausanne
More Information


29 March 2019
UK | Gateshead
The Sage, Gateshead | BBC Free Thinking Festival
Listen again on BBC Radio 3


7 March 2019
UK | London
Cadogan Hall


19 February 2019
UK | Boxgrove
Boxgrove Priory


18 February 2019
UK | Cambridge
Trinity College Chapel


17 February 2019
UK | London
St James Sussex Gardens, Paddington


15 February 2019
UK | Leeds
Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall


26 January 2019
UK | Taunton
Concerts for Martin Randall Travel
St John’s Church
The Castle Hotel


19 January 2019
UK | Linlithgow, Scotland
St. Michael’s Parish Church


17 January 2019
Germany | Tübingen
Pfleghofsaal


16 January 2019
Germany | Berlin
Debüt im Deutschlandfunk Kultur – Concert Radio Broadcast


14 December 2018
UK | London
St John’s Smith Square (Christmas Festival)


11 December 2018
UK | Liverpool
Philharmonic Hall


4 December 2018
Monaco | Chapelle de la Visitation


23 November 2018
UK | North Luffenham, Rutland


20 November 2018
Live on BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’
Listen Again


3 November 2018
Belgium | Verviers


19 October 2018
Poland | Łódź


3 October 2018
Kosovo | Pristina International Vocal Festival


8 September 2018
UK | Ripon International Festival


3 August 2018
Poland | Świdnica Bach Festival
St Joseph’s Church


1 August 2018
The Netherlands | Delft Chamber Music Festival
Oude Kerk


17–28 July 2018
Canada Tour
More information


15 July 2018
UK | Salisbury
St Martin’s Church (Pre-Canada Tour Concert)


14 July 2018
UK | London
St Clement Danes, The Strand


13 July 2018
UK | Cambridge
The Round Church (Pre-Canada Tour Concert)


3 June 2018
UK | Hurstbourne Tarrant
St Peter’s Church


2 June 2018
UK | Wells
St Cuthbert’s Church


8 April 2018
UK | Suffolk
St Michael’s Church, Framlingham


7 April 2018
UK | London
St Peter’s Eaton Square (CD Launch event)


6 April 2018
UK | Winchester
Holy Trinity Church


5 April 2018
UK | Devon
St Andrew’s Church, Colyton


4 April 2018
UK | Bristol
All Saint’s Church, Clifton


3 April 2018
UK | Herefordshire
St Clydawg’s Church, Clodock


2 April 2018
UK | Herefordshire
St Faith’s Church, Dorstone


28 March 2018
UK | London
St John’s Smith Square (Concert at the Holy Week Festival)


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


24 February 2018
UK | Concert for Churchill Music Trust


23 January 2018
UK | Warwick
St Mary’s Church (Concert for Leamington Music)


7 January 2018
UK | Salisbury
St Martin’s Church (Epiphany Concert)


6 January 2018
UK | Bristol
Holy Trinity Church, Westbury-on-Trym (Epiphany Concert)
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6 January 2018
UK | Bristol
Holy Trinity Church, Westbury-on-Trym (Epiphany Concert)
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14 December 2017
UK | London
The Temple Church (Temple Winter Festival)


18 November 2017
UK | Exeter
St David’s Church


17 November 2017
UK | Bruton
Memorial Hall, King’s School


9 November 2017
UK | London
V&A Museum
Kepler’s Trial (contemporary opera)


4 November 2017
UK | Brighton
St Paul’s Church (Brighton Early Music Festival Showcase Concert)


3 September 2017
UK | Dursley
St James the Great


2 September 2017
UK | Bristol
St Mary Redcliffe


1 September 2017
UK | Hampshire
All Saints’ Church, Odiham


31 August 2017
UK | Northampton
All Saints’ Church


30 August 2017
UK | Rutland
North Luffenham Church


29 August 2017
UK | Cambridge
Trinity College Chapel


28 August 2017
Live on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune


4 July 2017
UK | Cambridge
Trinity College Chapel (Celebrating 700 years since the beginning of Kings
Hall)


25 June 2017
UK | London
St John’s Smith Square


10 June 2017
UK | Norfolk
Raynham Hall


2 June 2017
Germany | Regensburg
Schottenkirche St. Jakob (part of the Tage Alter Musik Regensburg Festival


10 April 2017
UK | London
St John’s Smith Square (as part of the inaugural Holy Week Festival)


10 April 2017
UK | Manchester
St Anne’s Church (part of our 2017 Northern Tour)


1 April 2017
UK | Bolton
Victoria Hall (concert and workshop for Bolton Choirs Festival; part of our 2017 Northern Tour)


31 March 2017
UK | Blackburn
Blackburn Cathedral (featuring the Blackburn Cathedral Choristers; part of our 2017 Northern Tour)


30 March 2017
UK | London
Kingston Parish Church


26 March 2017
UK | Monmouth
Monmouth Priory Church (as part of Wye Valley Music’s 2016/17 season)


24 February 2017
UK | Oxford
Keble College Chapel (as part of the Keble Early Music Festival)


10 December 2016
UK | London
St John’s Smith Square (as part of the 31st Christmas Festival and our Christmas Tour 2016)


9 December 2016
UK | Salisbury
St Martin’s Church (as part of our Christmas Tour 2016)


8 December 2016
UK | Hampshire
(as part of our Christmas Tour 2016)


6 December 2016
Monaco
Chapelle de la Visitation (as part of our Christmas Tour 2016)


24 October 2016
UK | London
St John’s Smith Square (part of our Young Composers’ Workshop)


15 October 2016
UK | Buckinghamshire
Little Missenden Church


4 September 2016
UK | Worcester
St Martin’s Church, London Road


3 September 2016
UK | Leicester
St James the Greater


2 September 2016
UK | Wells
St Cuthbert’s Church


1 September 2016
UK | Bristol
Westbury-on-Trym Parish Church


31 August 2016
UK | Herefordshire
Dore Abbey, Abbey Dore


30 August 2016
UK | Herefordshire
St Clydawg Church, Clodock


20 August 2016
UK | Jersey
Town Church, St Helier


19 August 2016
UK | Jersey
Fisherman’s Chapel, St Brelade (live on BBC Radio Jersey)


18 August 2016
UK | Jersey
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust


19 June 2016
UK | London
St John’s Smith Square (as part of the SJSS Young Artist Series 2015/16 Season)


18 June 2016
UK | Cambridge
Nevile’s Court, Trinity College (as part of ‘Concert in the Court’)


13 May 2016
UK | Cambridge
Bene’t’s Church (as part of Cambridge Early Music’s ‘Festival of the Voice 2016’)


3 May 2016
UK | Ely
Ely Cathedral Lady Chapel


12 April 2016
UK | London
St John’s Smith Square (as part of the SJSS Young Artist Series 2015/16 Season)


4 February 2016
UK | London
St John’s Smith Square (opening the SJSS Young Artist Series 2015/16 Season)


30 October 2015
UK | London
Grange Wellington Chapel, Vincent Square (as part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival)


27 October 2015
UK | Cambridge
West Road Concert Hall


16 October 2015
UK | London
St James’ Church Piccadilly


28 August 2015
UK | Chichester
Boxgrove Priory


27 August 2015
UK | Salisbury
St Martin’s Church


26 August 2015
UK | Cheltenham
Cheltenham College Chapel


25 August 2015
UK | Herefordshire
Dore Abbey, Abbeydore


24 August 2015
UK | Herefordshire
St Clydawg Church, Clodock


23 August 2015
UK | Gloucestershire
St James the Great, Dursley


22 August 2015
UK | Bristol
Holy Trinity Church, Westbury-on-Trym


22 August 2015
UK | Bristol
Christ Church


21 August 2015
UK | Surbiton
St Andrew’s Church


20 August 2015
UK | London
Christ Church, Southgate


13 August 2015
Live on BBC Radio 3 In Tune


18 July 2015
UK | London
The National Gallery (as part of The Sixteen ‘Sounds Sublime’ Festival)


13 May 2015
UK | Cambridge
Trinity College Chapel


1 May 2015
UK | Cambridgeshire
Kingston


11 March 2015
UK | Cambridge
King’s College Chapel


21 February 2015
UK | Cambridge
Caius College Chapel


13 February 2015
UK | Cambridge
St John’s College Chapel


17 January 2015
UK | Cambridge
Jesus College Chapel


4 December 2014
UK | Cambridge
Trinity College Chapel


11 November 2014
UK | Cambridge
West Road Concert Hall


23 September 2014
UK | Cambridge
Trinity College Chapel


21 May 2014
UK | Cambridge
Trinity College Chapel


5 March 2014
UK | Cambridge
Trinity College Chapel