Former Organ Scholar brings vocal stars to Wells

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Our former Senior Organ Scholar, Owain Park returns to Wells this Saturday with his critically-acclaimed vocal consort, The Gesualdo Six. The group is comprised of some of the UK’s finest young consort singers, directed by Owain. 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 sixty 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.

The ensemble has recently released their debut recording on Hyperion Records, an album of English renaissance polyphony titled English Motets. The album has been met with critical acclaim and garnered itself a number of 5-star reviews. 

Owain writes: 
We are delighted to be returning to Wells to give a concert at St Cuthbert’s Church on Saturday 2 June at 7.30pm.

Our programme will present meditative and atmospheric music from our debut album, English Motets, and from composers including Arvo Pärt, William Byrd, Thomas Tallis and Sarah Rimkus, accompanied by ancient chant.

Tickets are just £12 (or £5 for students); our website has further information and ticketing resources: http://www.thegesualdosix.co.uk/concerts/

I hope you might be able to join us for our second visit to Wells!

Owain Park
Director, The Gesualdo Six

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