The Daily Telegraph | April 2018
★★★★★ Spellbound by a medley of mighty motets
“The genre [motets] flourished mightily in England, as it did all over Europe, and Owain Park, the director of young vocal group The Gesualdo Six has set out to represent the English kind in all its variety.
“It’s an ambitious aim for a single CD – but Park pulls it off. The blend and tuning of the voices is so fine that the group achieves a powerfully full sound.
“The sheer beauty of the group’s sound in lofty high-Renaissance style pieces like Byrd’s Miserere is spellbinding. The fine-grained texture of solo voices allows us to savour the amazing harmonic pungency of English sacred music, which at times seems almost modernist. It is a wonderful achievement.”
The original article by Ivan Hewett appeared in The Daily Telegraph Review, on Saturday 21 April 2018.
We are very much looking forward to launching our debut album, English Motets, with a concert in London on Saturday 7 April 2018 at 3pm. Our venue is St Peter’s Eaton Square, a remarkable building with a great acoustic for renaissance polyphony and a fabulous Portico for post-concert refreshments. Tickets are available to purchase in advance here. We hope you can join us to celebrate the release of our first CD!
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Sam has arrived very early indeed for our launch concert at St Peter’s Eaton Square in London.
We are delighted to reveal our first disc, English Motets, which is now available for pre-order.
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Our launch concert takes place on Saturday 7 April 2018 at St Peter’s Eaton Square, London. Tickets are available to purchase in advance here. We will also have our CD available at our Spring Tour concerts (2–8 April 2018).
English Motets is also available to pre-order on iTunes, where audio samples can also be played.