The Gesualdo Six 2019 Recording Project

by Owain Park in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 24th February 2019 we successfully raised £10,569 with 211 supporters in 42 days

Help us raise funds to release our second album – a CD of music for Advent and Christmas

by Owain Park in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received so far and are extremely grateful to everyone who has helped us reach our initial target. We have added a stretch target, which will help us to create a series of videos to be aired in the run up to the album’s release, as well as assisting with future recording projects. Thank you for supporting us in 2019!

Owain and The Gesualdo Six


Our aim

We are asking for your help to release our second album, a CD of music for Advent and Christmas. We are incredibly grateful for any support, no matter the size, and have some ways to thank you for supporting this project which you can see listed on this page.

“Weavers of rich and plangent aural tapestries, The Gesualdo Six meld style and substance with beguiling sure-footedness.” BBC Music Magazine

About the Project

Since we first performed this repertoire in 2014, we knew that we wanted to make it into a CD recording. Over the past few years, we have been developing the tracklist, cultivating a unique and exciting festive album that explores the mystery and joy of the Advent and Christmas seasons. 

We have already raised the majority of the total that it will cost to make this disc through saving from concerts and the generosity of some of our existing supporters. 

Building on the success of our first CD, English Motets, renaissance masterpieces by composers including Tallis and Praetorius will be set alongside gorgeous contemporary works by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Jonathan Harvey and Eleanor Daley.

“Spellbinding... a wonderful achievement.” The Daily Telegraph

featured works will include Es ist ein Ros entsprungen Praetorius | There is a flower John Rutter | Veni, Veni Emmanuel arr. Lawson | Love came down at Christmas Eleanor Daley | Videte miraculum Tallis

We had a fantastic time performing some of this repertoire in Ely Cathedral last Christmas, with over 3 million people watching our videos of Es ist ein Ros entsprungen and Away in a manger.

The Gesualdo Six

“The Gesualdo Six are outstanding, shifting impeccably from Renaissance polyphony to twenty-first century music.Seen and Heard International

The Gesualdo Six is a vocal consort comprised of some of the UK’s finest young consort singers, directed by Owain Park. Formed in March 2014 for a performance of Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday in the chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, the group went on to give over one hundred performances around the United Kingdom and abroad in its first four years. Over this time, The Gesualdo Six further developed a passion for ensemble singing that for many of them stemmed from formative years as choristers in churches and cathedrals around the country. In 2018, The Gesualdo Six successfully curated its second Composition Competition, supported by the Music Sales group of companies, attracting 306 entries from around the world.

Thank you

Thank you for taking the time to read our page. Please consider making a pledge, and also spreading the word on social media. 

If you have any questions about the project and would like to get in touch, please email owain@thegesualdosix.co.uk.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

Signed copy & tickets

An advance copy of the album signed by Owain Park and The Gesualdo Six PLUS two tickets to the launch concert in late 2019

£10 or more

Thank you!

A big thank you from the whole team!

£25 or more

Advance copy

A copy of the album before its international release

£100 or more

Personalised e-Christmas card

An signed advance copy of the album PLUS two tickets to the launch concert in late 2019 AND personalised e-Christmas card to send to your friends and family

£250 or more

Acknowledgement in CD booklet

Two signed advance copies of the album with your name credited in CD booklet PLUS four tickets to the launch concert in late 2019 AND e-Christmas Card

£500 or more

2 of 4 claimed

VIP reception

Two signed advance copies of the album with your name credited in CD booklet PLUS four tickets to the launch concert in late 2019 PLUS e-Christmas card AND VIP champagne reception with the group


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