Temple Winter Festival 2017 – The Gesualdo Six

Thursday 14 December 2017 13:00


Temple Winter Festival 2017

Thursday 14 December 1pm
Temple Church

The Gesualdo Six
Owain Park director

Trad. arr. Brian Kay  Gaudete           
M Praetorius  Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland à 6  
Harvey  The Annunciation
Anon.  There is no rose
Trad.  Coventry Carol
Park  On the Infancy of our Saviour         
Tallis  Videte Miraculum
Praetorius arr. Bach  In dulci jubilo
Trad. German, harm. Praetorius  Es Ist ein’ Ros’ Entsprungen
Frances-Hoad  The Promised Light of Life
Byrd  Vigilate Tallis
Trad. arr. Lawson  Veni, veni, Emmanuel


The Gesualdo Six, directed by Owain Park, perform a diverse selection of works for the festive season, juxtaposing modern works by composers including Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Jonathan Harvey with renaissance masterpieces by Byrd and Praetorius. The concert features Thomas Tallis’s Videte Miraculum, a choral respond which exhibits plainchant both in a solo capacity and as part of a beautifully woven six-part polyphonic texture. The group will also perform a setting of Francis Quarles’s On the Infancy of our Saviour, set to music by the group’s Director, alongside arrangements by Brian Kay and Philip Lawson.


The Temple Winter Festival is presented by Hazard Chase in association with the Temple Music Foundation.