Gabrieli are world-renowned interpreters of great vocal and instrumental repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day. Formed as an early music ensemble by Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli has both outgrown and remained true to its original identity. Over 35 years, the ensemble's repertoire has expanded beyond expectation, but McCreesh's ever-questioning spirit and expressive musicianship, along with a healthy degree of iconoclasm, remain constant features of the ensemble's dynamic performances. Our repertoire includes major works of the oratorio tradition, virtuosic a cappella sequences, and mould-breaking reconstructions of music from historical events.
Gabrieli aims to create thought-provoking performances that stand out from the crowd, and we have long been renowned for our many award-winning recordings created during a 15 year association with Deutsche Grammophon. In 2010, Paul McCreesh established his own record label, Winged Lion, which in its first year alone released four extremely diverse recordings, underlining Gabrieli’s versatility and the breadth of Paul McCreesh’s vision. At the heart of the Winged Lion catalogue is a series of spectacular large-scale oratorio recordings made in conjunction with the Wrocław Philharmonic Choir and the National Forum of Music: Berlioz Grande Messe des Morts, Mendelssohn Elijah, Britten War Requiem and Haydn The Seasons.