The Gesualdo Six are delighted to invite singers to a workshop as part Perth Festival Connect.
About the workshop
The ensemble will lead a collective warm-up, exploring the connection between body and voice. The group has selected four pieces from their repertoire to work on, each chosen to highlight a particular aspect of choral singing. Areas of focus will include choral blend and balance, breath support and expression of text.
Repertoire covered in this workshop will be sent to participants prior to the workshop and will include:
Britten: A Hymn to the Virgin
Beamish: In the stillness
Park: When love speaks
Tallis: If ye love me
Read the Terms and Conditions of participating in this workshop here.
Who you are
We’d love for you to register if you:
Can read music
Have experience of singing in a choir
Live in Western Australia
Date: Wednesday 12 February 2020
Time: 12pm – 2pm
Venue: Eileen Joyce Studio, University of Western Australia
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 60 performances around the United Kingdom and abroad in its first three 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.
Whilst initially focusing on early music, concert programmes began to reflect a desire to include more modern repertoire and now renaissance polyphony is often juxtaposed with works by composers including György Ligeti and Joanna Marsh amongst others. In 2016 The Gesualdo Six successfully curated its first Composition Competition, supported by St John’s Smith Square and the Music Sales group of companies, attracting 174 entries from around the world. In 2019 over three hundred composers entered the second edition of the Composition Competition, with the winning works by Alison Willis and Jacob Beranek receiving their world premieres at Cadogan Hall in London.