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June 2018

Bach Mass in B Minor

June 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Queen’s Hall, 85 - 89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9JG United Kingdom
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£12 - £25

“If music has the power to direct our entire existence towards nobleness, this music is great. Bach has achieved this.” Is there a piece in the entire Western musical canon that so fully embodies this sentiment? The B Minor Mass began its life as a job application, but was later assembled towards the end of Bach’s life as a statement of faith: in God, of course, but just as much in music: to offer healing, unity and promise. With its…

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Bach Mass in B Minor – Wigmore Hall Residency

June 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore St
London, W1H 0BP United Kingdom
£15 - £50

“If music has the power to direct our entire existence towards nobleness, this music is great. Bach has achieved this.” Is there a piece in the entire Western musical canon that so fully embodies this sentiment? The B Minor Mass began its life as a job application, but was later assembled towards the end of Bach’s life as a statement of faith: in God, of course, but just as much in music: to offer healing, unity and promise. With its…

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July 2018

Venus & Adonis – Samling Academy Opera

July 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Witham, Barnard Castle, 3 Horse Market
Barnard Castle, Co. Durham DL12 8LY United Kingdom
£10 - £15

Music Director John Butt conducts the Dunedin Consort in Samling Academy Opera’s production of John Blow’s Venus and Adonis and Henry Purcell’s Come, ye Sons of Art. Featuring Samling Artist Tim Morgan as Cupid and soloists from Samling Academy, this production is directed by Samling Artist Miranda Wright and choreographed by Mandy Demetriou. Don’t miss the chance to witness this double-bill of Blow’s masterpiece, considered the first English opera, and Purcell’s much-loved Baroque ode dedicated to Queen Mary.    

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Venus & Adonis – Samling Academy Opera

July 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sage Two – Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square
Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR United Kingdom
£10 - £18

Music Director John Butt conducts the Dunedin Consort in Samling Academy Opera’s production of John Blow’s Venus and Adonis and Henry Purcell’s Come, ye Sons of Art. Featuring Samling Artist Tim Morgan as Cupid and soloists from Samling Academy, this production is directed by Samling Artist Miranda Wright and choreographed by Mandy Demetriou. Don’t miss the chance to witness this double-bill of Blow’s masterpiece, considered the first English opera, and Purcell’s much-loved Baroque ode dedicated to Queen Mary.    

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Venus & Adonis – Samling Academy Opera

July 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sage Two – Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square
Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR United Kingdom
£10 - £18

Music Director John Butt conducts the Dunedin Consort in Samling Academy Opera’s production of John Blow’s Venus and Adonis and Henry Purcell’s Come, ye Sons of Art. Featuring Samling Artist Tim Morgan as Cupid and soloists from Samling Academy, this production is directed by Samling Artist Miranda Wright and choreographed by Mandy Demetriou. Don’t miss the chance to witness this double-bill of Blow’s masterpiece, considered the first English opera, and Purcell’s much-loved Baroque ode dedicated to Queen Mary.    

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August 2018

Handel’s Samson – Edinburgh International Festival

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Usher Hall, Lothian Road
Edinburgh, EH1 2EA United Kingdom
£7.50 - £47

Handel's oratorio Samson tells of the last days of the great Israelite warrior, in a dramatic story of his journey from darkness to heavenly light. Opening with Samson in chains, having lost his strength and been blinded by the Philistines, it closes with one of Handel's most famous arias, 'Let the bright Seraphim in burning row / their loud, uplifted angel-trumpets blow'. Composed within a few weeks of Handel's Messiah and based on a text by John Milton, it became…

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