Despite not having any scheduled concerts in March, the team have been hard at work rehearsing and planning over the last few weeks for some exciting developments this summer. We can’t say too much yet, but we’re very excited about the prospect of releasing our first disc and performing abroad for the first time!
Meanwhile, entries for our Composition Competition 2016 continue to arrive from all over the globe! We’re very proud to be curating what is now a truly international competition, and we can’t wait to get together to sing through some of the entries. Do please help us by spreading the word about the competition – it’s free to enter, there’s a 18-and-under age category and also a veritable smörgåsbord of wonderful prizes. The deadline for entries is the 15th April so there’s still well over a month left to get writing and send in your scores!
There’s so many exciting projects with The Gesualdo Six to look forward to this year, but right now we’re very pleased to be able to share our new video with you! Kindly produced by our friends at St. John’s Smith Square, it highlights some music from our Young Artist’s Series. Do come along on Tuesday April 12th for our next concert in this glorious Westminster venue where we will be presenting a secular ‘Old and New’ programme, with madrigals by Schütz, Monteverdi and Gesualdo alongside Ligeti’s amazing Nonsense Madrigals. We’ll also be performing some lovely arrangements of British Folksongs, including Oh my love is like a red, red rose, a snippet of which can be heard here as the last excerpt, in an arrangement by Simon Carrington, with a solo by Mike Craddock: both our resident baritone and our resident romantic.
We look forward to seeing you soon!