Isolation Creation

During the pandemic, we have tried to find opportunities amid the uncertainty, with our creative online output in lockdown falling under the Isolation Creation umbrella. Here are some of our highlights from this series. York Chapter House Youth Choir Earlier this year we had the privilege of working with young… Continue reading

Happy Birthday Sam!

Today marks a significant day in the life of our bass, Sam Mitchell, as he turns 30! To celebrate this glorious achievement, we share a few of our favourite memories (and some sent in by his parents). Early Years: When I grow up, I’m going to be a Pirate A… Continue reading

BBC Radio 3 Christmas broadcast

You can now listen again to our broadcast of seasonal music from the 35th Christmas Festival at St John’s Smith Square. For centuries, Christmas and the surrounding seasons have inspired composers to new heights of invention. This programme reaches across the ages, from the eternal beauty of the Tudor church… Continue reading

coronasolfège for 6

Earlier this year, we found ourselves glued to our screens as Héloïse Werner captured our imaginations with her coronasolfège videos. We thought it would be fun to try it out for ourselves – amazingly, Héloïse thought so too and so we commissioned coronasolfège for 6, which we are now delighted… Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas

Described as “a wonderful collection of music” in The Times, 12 Days of Christmas returns by popular demand in 2021. Three of the UK’s finest young vocal groups return to Ryedale Festival with a brand new programme of seasonal delights filmed in the intimate beauty of Birdsall House. #12Days delivers a seasonal musical offering to… Continue reading

Advent Sessions

From Darkness to Light The Gesualdo Six present a series of short recitals for the season of Advent, recorded in the stunning Boxgrove Priory. Ticket holders will be able to watch each recital on demand from the date of broadcast until 6 January 2021. i. I look from afar (Sunday… Continue reading

12 Days Challenge

Calling ALL composers, musicians, and enthusiasts! Complete this cadence for choir as you see fit. The twelve winning submissions will be recorded professionally and featured as part of an upcoming seasonal festival featuring The Gesualdo Six, Echo Vocal Ensemble and The Swan Consort, in partnership with Ryedale Festival. Email your submission to… Continue reading

Limelight Award for Fading

We are thrilled that Fading has been awarded Vocal Recording of the Year by Limelight. “These performances are superb: precision, warmth, power and delicacy united in an utterly beguiling whole, all the while maintaining perfect definition as each vocal tonality inhabits its own sphere,” wrote Lisa MacKinney, also admiring the recording from… Continue reading