Gesualdo: Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday
8.00pm, refreshments available from 7.30pm.
Leonie Maxwell, Aimee Presswood (Sopranos)
Joseph Judge (Countertenor)
Robert Shorter, Ranald McCusker (Tenors)
James Berry (Bass)
Prince, murderer, and composer: Don Carlo Gesualdo di Venosa was at least all of these. Following an acclaimed performance of Monteverdi’s Fourth Book of Madrigals last year,Turton Consort return to St Ann’s to offer this vividly chromatic music.
“If there is a heaven, that’s what it sounds like. The soprano voices in particular were mind blowing; pure perfection to me, breaking through the audience pre-concert mumbling like a ray of light through the stained glass windows. The final madrigals were sung from the front of the church bringing a finale so natural and perfect that felt like a boat gently pulling into shore.”
Tickets available online (no booking fee) or on the door at the following prices: