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August 2019

Edinburgh International Festival – Bach’s Multiple Concertos

August 22 @ 11:00 am
The Queen’s Hall, 85 - 89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9JG United Kingdom
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£11 – £35

The International Festival’s six-concert survey of J S Bach’s complete keyboard concertos comes to a spectacular conclusion in The Queen’s Hall. The International Festival’s six-concert survey of J S Bach’s complete keyboard concertos moves from St Cecilia’s Hall to a spectacular conclusion in The Queen’s Hall. Four of today's most exciting, renowned harpsichordists make a rare appearance together alongside musicians from Scotland’s magnificent Dunedin Consort, in Bach’s remarkable concertos for three and four keyboards – from the virtuosic brilliance of…

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Edinburgh International Festival – Bach’s Secular Cantatas

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Queen’s Hall, 85 - 89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9JG United Kingdom
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£11 – £35

Performances that entertain, amuse, provoke and surprise: Scotland’s Dunedin Consort is one of the world’s finest early music ensembles, its fleet, fresh music-making directed with exceptional vigour by harpsichordist and scholar John Butt. Bringing the Queen’s Hall series to a gloriously theatrical close, the Dunedin players and Butt offer a rare chance to experience the closest J S Bach ever came to opera, in two larger-than-life cantatas. Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde depicts a bitterly fought song contest between Apollo and Pan…

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September 2019

BBC Proms – Bach Night

September 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore
London, Kensington SW7 2AP United Kingdom
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£7.50 – £41

Dunedin Consort returns to the BBC Proms for Bach Night, in homage to the themed composer nights that Henry Wood, founder of the Proms, hosted more than a century ago. Bach’s four orchestral suites – each a collection of dances, dazzling in their colours, textures and dexterity – are interpolated with four new co-commissions from Stuart MacRae, Nico Muhly, Ailie Robertson and Stevie Wishart. Join us in the grandeur of the Albert Hall, as we reimagine Bach’s dances as he…

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Lammermuir Festival: The Art of the Concerto I

September 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Haddington, Sidegate
Haddington, East Lothian EH41 4BZ United Kingdom
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£15.75 – £26.25

As Lammermuir Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019, Dunedin Consort takes centre stage as its Ensemble in Residence. Spanning the festival from the first night to the last, we present a series of four concerts exploring the art of the Baroque concerto. From Vivaldi’s dazzling Four Seasons, through Handel’s concerto grossi for full orchestra, to the might of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, we revel in the extraordinary virtuosity and sheer joy of these intricate Baroque masterpieces. '... a sensational recording…

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The Art of the Concerto – Perth

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street
Perth, PH1 5HZ United Kingdom
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£8 – £10

Dunedin Consort returns to Perth Concert Hall for an inspiring lunchtime concert, featuring Bach's extraordinary Brandenburg Concerto No. 6. Cecilia Bernardini takes centre stage as the soloist in 'Autumn' from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, and the programme is completed by Handel at his most brilliant in two of his Op 6 Concerto Grossi. 'For all the debates on historically informed performance, the most persuasive aspect of this concert was the sheer sense of joy' The Times

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Lammermuir Festival: The Art of the Concerto II

September 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Crichton Collegiate Church, Crichton
Crichton, Midlothian EH37 5XA United Kingdom
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£15.75 – £21

As Lammermuir Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019, Dunedin Consort takes centre stage as its Ensemble in Residence. Spanning the festival from the first night to the last, we present a series of four concerts exploring the art of the Baroque concerto. From Vivaldi’s dazzling Four Seasons, through Handel’s concerto grossi for full orchestra, to the might of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, we revel in the extraordinary virtuosity and sheer joy of these intricate Baroque masterpieces. 'For all the debates…

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Lammermuir Festival: The Art of the Concerto III

September 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Prestongrange Parish Church, Kirk Street
Prestonpans, East Lothian EH32 9DX United Kingdom
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£15.75 – £21

As Lammermuir Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019, Dunedin Consort takes centre stage as its Ensemble in Residence. Spanning the festival from the first night to the last, we present a series of four concerts exploring the art of the Baroque concerto. From Vivaldi’s dazzling Four Seasons, through Handel’s concerto grossi for full orchestra, to the might of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, we revel in the extraordinary virtuosity and sheer joy of these intricate Baroque masterpieces. 'The fizz and crackle…

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Lammermuir Festival: The Art of the Concerto IV

September 22 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
St Mary’s Church, Haddington, Sidegate
Haddington, East Lothian EH41 4BZ United Kingdom
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£15.75 – £26.25

As Lammermuir Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019, Dunedin Consort takes centre stage as its Ensemble in Residence. Spanning the festival from the first night to the last, we present a series of four concerts exploring the art of the Baroque concerto. From Vivaldi’s dazzling Four Seasons, through Handel’s concerto grossi for full orchestra, to the might of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, we revel in the extraordinary virtuosity and sheer joy of these intricate Baroque masterpieces. 'The Dunedin Consort, under…

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November 2019

Requiem Aeternam: Music of Loss and Consolation – Aberdeen

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Machar’s Cathedral, 18 The Chanonry
Aberdeen, AB24 1RQ United Kingdom
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£5 – £15

This autumn, we return to Dunedin’s roots to present another series of performances given by our a cappella consort. Directed by Nicholas Mulroy, one of Dunedin’s core singers, the programme is centred around sixteenth-century Spanish composer Tomás Luis de Victoria’s hauntingly beautiful Requiem, and includes music by his contemporaries Alonso Lobo and Orlando Gibbons. Works by living composers James MacMillan, Roderick Williams and Cecilia McDowall complete the programme, offering contemporary reflections on the inescapable and intrinsic themes that define our…

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Requiem Aeternam: Music of Loss and Consolation – Glasgow

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
University of Glasgow — Chapel, University Avenue
Glasgow, G12 8QQ
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£5 – £22

This autumn, we return to Dunedin’s roots to present another series of performances given by our a cappella consort. Directed by Nicholas Mulroy, one of Dunedin’s core singers, the programme is centred around sixteenth-century Spanish composer Tomás Luis de Victoria’s hauntingly beautiful Requiem, and includes music by his contemporaries Alonso Lobo and Orlando Gibbons. Works by living composers James MacMillan, Roderick Williams and Cecilia McDowall complete the programme, offering contemporary reflections on the inescapable and intrinsic themes that define our…

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