Today we learned that Dunedin Consort is to be restored to Creative Scotland’s Regular Funding programme, along with four other companies from the theatre sector. This follows a meeting on Friday, at which Creative Scotland’s board decided to invest 2.6 million from other targeted funds into the RFO programme. Having spoken strongly of our surprise […]
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Dunedin Consort’s application for Regular Funding from Creative Scotland has been unsuccessful. This decision is particularly unfortunate in the wake of the Scottish Government’s recent commitment towards Creative Scotland, offsetting the decline in Lottery funding. We presented an ambitious and wide-ranging programme of activity in our Business Plan for 2018-21, which was highly commended by […]
In an article for The Herald, Kate Molleson has described how the work that Dunedin Consort is doing is helping the world of baroque music to become inclusive and future-facing ‘not by narrowing down but by opening up’. Read the full article here.
Fast developing a reputation as one of Europe’s leading Baroque festivals, Krakow’s Misteria Paschalia Festival has announced John Butt as its Residing Director for 2018. The 2018 festival will focus on music from the British Isles, with the Dunedin Consort playing a central role in a series of concerts in March and April. The Dunedin Consort […]
We are delighted to reveal that our Monteverdi Vespers 1610 recording has been nominated in the ‘Best Baroque Vocal’ category at the 2018 International Classical Music Awards. The Award Ceremony and Gala concert will take place on April 6 2018 in Katowice, hosted by the National Polish Radio Symphony NOSPR. Read more about the full […]
BBC Radio 3 Record Review The standard of solo singing is outstanding, beautifully ornamented.
The Herald Stripped back performances under John Butt that are fresh and luminous, lithe and alive. Kate Molleson, Top 20 Classical Albums of 2017
Observer The recording sounds fresh and clear, emphasising transparency without a big reverberant acoustic. Full Review
Financial Times Informed by a judicious weighing-up of current scholarship, Butt’s performance is often one voice to a part, giving the music an intimate feel … a virtuoso display of individual talents. Full Review
Mail on Sunday ***** Any recording by Butt is an event. And this one, recorded with a small, hand-picked choir of ten voices, is special even by his elevated standards.
Sunday Times The Dunedin Consort’s 10 voices combine to make a magnificent choral sound.
Gramophone With so many Vespers recordings out there, this one joins the ranks of those with both a character of its own and something to say. Full Review
BBC Music Magazine This compelling and insightful album is an outstanding contribution to Monteverdi’s 450th anniversary … Particularly effective is the coloristic sonority of the organ which, by employing the Hauptwerk system, reproduces the sound of an early Venetian instrument.
Early Music Review ***** Given the outstandingly tuned singing and ensemble, the result is to expose Monteverdi’s often dazzling counterpoint in rare detail and clarity … a finely conceived and splendidly executed achievement. This is a first-rate recording … the sounds of the Dunedin’s strings and His Majestys Sagbuts and Cornetts are exceptionally well-blended and beautifully […]
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