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May 2017
£15 - £20

Love’s Fire; Love’s Ashes. Bath International Music Festival

Monday 22nd May @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Rd
Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 1DZ United Kingdom
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Claudio Monteverdi’s madrigals are a theatre of the senses. The murmur of the waves, an amorous glance, the coolness of water or the heat of the sun are all brought to life through the composer’s unparalleled gift for marrying text and music. Indeed, the music in these eight books stands alongside Schubert’s songs, or Bach’s cantatas, as one of the greatest collections of intimately personal music ever produced. This programme aims to showcase the ravishing beauty of these madrigals, as…

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June 2017
€19 - €77

Bach and the Reformation

Sunday 11th June @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nikolaikirche, Neustädter Markt 8
Leipzig, 04315 Germany
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Through his promotion of the German language and his personal love of music, Martin Luther laid the foundations for the success of the Protestant chorale. The Reformer himself wrote nearly 40 hymns, which were published in a variety of hymn books from 1523 onward, many of them still being a part of the liturgical repertoire today. Numerous composers used this musical treasure-trove as a basis for new compositions. Johann Sebastian Bach wrote 14 cantatas based on Luther chorales, ranging from…

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August 2017
£12 - £15

Beyond Caravaggio: Monteverdi at the Gallery

Tuesday 1st August @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Directed by Nicholas Mulroy, we play and sing the music of Claudio Monteverdi and his contemporaries in a programme that will vividly illuminate Caravaggio's world. Their music was designed to stir the passions and move the soul, and – as Monteverdi explicitly desired – to make us feel and know more vividly both the pain and pleasure of being alive.

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Seeds of Venice – Edinburgh International Festival

Saturday 5th August @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Queen’s Hall, 85 - 89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9JG United Kingdom
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Edinburgh’s own Dunedin Consort, under scholar and charismatic director John Butt, is fast becoming one of the UK’s most respected early music groups, renowned for its vivid, passionate performances that crackle with energy. They bring a sense of enormous excitement to the launch of the 2017 Queen’s Hall concerts – with the modern-day premiere of a recently rediscovered work by Claudio Monteverdi and Heinrich Schütz. Combattimento is German composer Schütz’s transcription of Monteverdi’s bewitching Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda,…

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St John at the PROMS

Sunday 20th August @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore
London, Kensington SW7 2AP United Kingdom
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The climax of the Proms Reformation Day is a complete performance of Bach’s St John Passion. ‘More daring, forceful and poetic’ than the St Matthew Passion, according to Schumann, this is a work of almost operatic vividness that brings both a humanity and a painful immediacy to the Passion narrative. Bach specialist John Butt and his Dunedin Consort make their Proms debut in a performance that offers the audience the chance to join in the chorale-singing, reflecting how the work…

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September 2017

Bach’s Organ

Friday 1st September @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Stadtkirche Waltershausen, Lutherstraße 8,
Waltershausen, 99880 Germany
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This is a wonderful opportunity to travel to one of a wealth of authentic Bach sites in Thuringia, to play on an original Bach organ, built by the highly-esteemed organ builder, Trost. Its concentration of characteristic voices opens up an enormous world of tonal colours and stop possibilities, which reveal the true rich sound of Baroque organ music. John Butt is organ soloist and director alongside acclaimed British countertenor Iestyn Davies for this programme of Bach and Handel.

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£15 - £25

Handel at Lammermuir Festival

Sunday 24th September @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Sidegate
Haddington, East Lothian EH41 4BZ United Kingdom
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A line-up of renowned soloists join John Butt and the Dunedin Consort in a performance of Handel's little-known but endlessly rewarding oratorio, Il Trionfo del Tempo e Del Disinganno.

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October 2017
£15

Love’s Fire, Love’s Ashes – Glasgow Cathedral Festival

Wednesday 11th October @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Glasgow Cathedral, Castle St
Glasgow, G4 0QZ United Kingdom
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Claudio Monteverdi’s madrigals are a theatre of the senses. The murmur of the waves, an amorous glance, the coolness of water or the heat of the sun are all brought to life through the composer’s unparalleled gift for marrying text and music. Indeed, the music in these eight books stands alongside Schubert’s songs, or Bach’s cantatas, as one of the greatest collections of intimately personal music ever produced. This programme aims to showcase the ravishing beauty of these madrigals, as…

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£10 - £22

Bach Masses

Sunday 29th October @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Queen’s Hall, 85 - 89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9JG United Kingdom
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A menu of Bach is on the cards, as Dunedin perform three of his well-loved Lutheran masses with fantastic soloists.

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£15 - £20

Bach Masses

Monday 30th October @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Machar’s Cathedral, 18 The Chanonry
Aberdeen, AB24 1RQ United Kingdom
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JS Bach is one of a very small collection of composers who seem incapable of writing second-rate music. His Lutheran Masses are a perfect illustration of this: overshadowed by his monumental B Minor Mass, they nevertheless contain what might conceivably be his favourite music from the cantatas, lovingly revived in succinct works of vibrant colour and indefatigable inspiration. Loved by all who know them, they give the lie to the idea that the devil gets all the best tunes. The…

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