We very much enjoyed our North American tour in spring 2023! For our third US trip, we gave concerts and workshops in New York, Oregon, Washington, North Carolina and South Carolina. In Canada, made a happy return to British Columbia, and made our debut in Québec and the Northwest Territories.
Our full tour schedule can be found below, along with our commitment to tour as sustainably as possible.
New York NY
During the renaissance, musical composition flourished, but it was a time of great change, fuelled by religious division. This programme traces music written by some of the English Renaissance masters over a period of two-hundred years, encompassing florid medieval-sounding pieces by Forest and Sheryngham, intricately woven polyphonic works by Tallis and Byrd, and the beautiful simplicity of Gibbons and Tomkins. To commemorate his 400th anniversary year, we pay special attention to the music of William Byrd, one of the foremost composers of the Renaissance in Europe.
The Wishing Tree
The Gesualdo Six present an exhibition of some of the finest vocal consort works in a varied sequence that is sure to inspire and delight audiences alike. Renaissance works by Arcadelt, Gesualdo and Tomkins that contain startling harmonic shifts and expressive word painting are performed alongside settings in the madrigal style, including a work from Ligeti’s Nonsense Madrigals—2023 marks the 100th year of his birth—inventive pieces which reinvent old compositional techniques in humorous portrayals of texts from children’s literature.
Grief touches all of us at some point during our lives, affecting each person in different ways. The music in this programme is intended to illustrate some of these emotions, exploring musical responses to mourning and loss. In broad terms, we focus in on three perspectives: uncertainty, acknowledgement and hope. If you like, this is a sequence for the souls of the departed, to be heard by those who remember them.
Plus a special Valentines’s Day programme for Brevard Music Center, Clemson, NC
There is no easy way to reduce our carbon footprint when touring. We have agreed to follow these steps and welcome advice or feedback from those with experience and ideas.
- Travel with reusable water bottles, coffee cups and cutlery
- Use air travel as minimally as possible
- Offset carbon emissions when it is not possible to use public transport. We subscribe to Ecologi and aim to become a climate positive workforce.
- Share one vehicle where possible
- Turn down room cleaning when staying in hotels more than one night and bring our own toiletries
Contact us to find out more.