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January 2020

Bach: The Brandenburgs

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Hamilton Village, 3916 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA PA 19104 United States
$29

So named because they were dedicated to the Margrave of Brandenburg in 1721, Bach’s six Brandenburg Concertos contain some of the most sumptuous and virtuosic instrumental writing in all of his output. Each is composed for a different line-up, from the intimacy of concertos 3 and 6, composed for strings alone, to the bombastic splendour of Nos. 1 and 2, with their blazing trumpet and horns. Join us as we explore these astonishing instrumental jewels, presented in their entirety (in…

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Bach: The Brandenburgs

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC, 20540 United States

So named because they were dedicated to the Margrave of Brandenburg in 1721, Bach’s six Brandenburg Concertos contain some of the most sumptuous and virtuosic instrumental writing in all of his output. Each is composed for a different line-up, from the intimacy of concertos 3 and 6, composed for strings alone, to the bombastic splendour of Nos. 1 and 2, with their blazing trumpet and horns. Join us as we explore these astonishing instrumental jewels, presented in their entirety (in…

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February 2020

Bach: The Brandenburgs

February 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Auditorio Nacional de España, Calle del Príncipe de Vergara
Madrid, Spain
€30 – €40

So named because they were dedicated to the Margrave of Brandenburg in 1721, Bach’s six Brandenburg Concertos contain some of the most sumptuous and virtuosic instrumental writing in all of his output. Each is composed for a different line-up, from the intimacy of concertos 3 and 6, composed for strings alone, to the bombastic splendour of Nos. 1 and 2, with their blazing trumpet and horns. Join us as we explore these astonishing instrumental jewels, presented in their entirety (in…

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March 2020

Seven Last Words from the Cross – Inverness

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Inverness Cathedral, Ardross Street
Inverness, IV3 5NS United Kingdom
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£5 – £17

In a Dunedin Consort first, we team up with our friends at the Scottish Ensemble to perform James MacMillan’s searing setting of the dying words of Jesus Christ. Premiered by Scottish Ensemble 25 years ago, it has since acquired a central place in the repertoire, connecting with audiences the world over through its astonishing emotional power. Whatever your beliefs, hearing Seven Last Words from the Cross is a transformative experience, one that lingers long after the final note sounds. Juxtaposing…

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Seven Last Words from the Cross – Edinburgh

March 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place
Edinburgh, EH1 2QQ United Kingdom
£5 – £17

In a Dunedin Consort first, we team up with our friends at the Scottish Ensemble to perform James MacMillan’s searing setting of the dying words of Jesus Christ. Premiered by Scottish Ensemble 25 years ago, it has since acquired a central place in the repertoire, connecting with audiences the world over through its astonishing emotional power. Whatever your beliefs, hearing Seven Last Words from the Cross is a transformative experience, one that lingers long after the final note sounds. Juxtaposing…

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Seven Last Words from the Cross – Glasgow

March 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street,
Glasgow, G3 8AG United Kingdom
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£5 – £17

In a Dunedin Consort first, we team up with our friends at the Scottish Ensemble to perform James MacMillan’s searing setting of the dying words of Jesus Christ. Premiered by Scottish Ensemble 25 years ago, it has since acquired a central place in the repertoire, connecting with audiences the world over through its astonishing emotional power. Whatever your beliefs, hearing Seven Last Words from the Cross is a transformative experience, one that lingers long after the final note sounds. Juxtaposing…

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Seven Last Words from the Cross – Dundee

March 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
V&A Museum, 1 Riverside Esplanade
Dundee, DD1 4EZ United Kingdom
£5 – £17

In a Dunedin Consort first, we team up with our friends at the Scottish Ensemble to perform James MacMillan’s searing setting of the dying words of Jesus Christ. Premiered by Scottish Ensemble 25 years ago, it has since acquired a central place in the repertoire, connecting with audiences the world over through its astonishing emotional power. Whatever your beliefs, hearing Seven Last Words from the Cross is a transformative experience, one that lingers long after the final note sounds. Juxtaposing…

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Seven Last Words from the Cross – London

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Milton Court, 1 Milton Street
London, EC2Y 9BH United Kingdom
£5 – £17

In a Dunedin Consort first, we team up with our friends at the Scottish Ensemble to perform James MacMillan’s searing setting of the dying words of Jesus Christ. Premiered by Scottish Ensemble 25 years ago, it has since acquired a central place in the repertoire, connecting with audiences the world over through its astonishing emotional power. Whatever your beliefs, hearing Seven Last Words from the Cross is a transformative experience, one that lingers long after the final note sounds. Juxtaposing…

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April 2020

Matthew Passion

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street
Perth, PH1 5HZ United Kingdom
£5 – £25

Every year we perform Bach’s Matthew Passion in the days leading up to Easter and every year we discover its riches anew. This extraordinary retelling of the passion story has the power to move and inspire us like no other, a journey that is by turns heartrending and uplifting from the opening chorus to the last. This year, we welcome back Kristian Bezuidenhout, a central figure in the field of historically informed performance, to direct Dunedin Consort in our revelatory…

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Matthew Passion

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Queen’s Hall, 85 - 89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9JG United Kingdom
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£5 – £25

Every year we perform Bach’s Matthew Passion in the days leading up to Easter and every year we discover its riches anew. This extraordinary retelling of the passion story has the power to move and inspire us like no other, a journey that is by turns heartrending and uplifting from the opening chorus to the last. This year, we welcome back Kristian Bezuidenhout, a central figure in the field of historically informed performance, to direct Dunedin Consort in our revelatory…

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June 2020

Purcell: Songes & Ayres

June 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St John’s Church, 6 Newall Terrace
Dumfries, DG1 1JE United Kingdom
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£5 – £22

Soprano Mhairi Lawson joins us for an intimate programme of song, a genre that Purcell firmly made his own. With his flair for drama and extraordinary gift for bringing words to life, Purcell poured many of his most creative ideas into his songs — each of them miniature masterpieces, equally as captivating as anything he would compose for the stage. They are paired here with some of his most exquisite and intricately wrought instrumental works, shining examples of Baroque dialogue…

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Purcell: Songes & Ayres

June 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Universal Hall, The Park
Findhorn, Forres IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
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£5 – £22

Soprano Mhairi Lawson joins us for an intimate programme of song, a genre that Purcell firmly made his own. With his flair for drama and extraordinary gift for bringing words to life, Purcell poured many of his most creative ideas into his songs — each of them miniature masterpieces, equally as captivating as anything he would compose for the stage. They are paired here with some of his most exquisite and intricately wrought instrumental works, shining examples of Baroque dialogue…

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Purcell: Songes & Ayres

June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St John’s Cathedral, Oban, 129 George St
Oban, PA34 5NT United Kingdom
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£5 – £22

Soprano Mhairi Lawson joins us for an intimate programme of song, a genre that Purcell firmly made his own. With his flair for drama and extraordinary gift for bringing words to life, Purcell poured many of his most creative ideas into his songs — each of them miniature masterpieces, equally as captivating as anything he would compose for the stage. They are paired here with some of his most exquisite and intricately wrought instrumental works, shining examples of Baroque dialogue…

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Purcell: Songes & Ayres

June 7 @ 4:00 pm
St Cecilia’s Hall, Cowgate
Edinburgh, EH1 1NQ United Kingdom
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£5 – £22

Soprano Mhairi Lawson joins us for an intimate programme of song, a genre that Purcell firmly made his own. With his flair for drama and extraordinary gift for bringing words to life, Purcell poured many of his most creative ideas into his songs — each of them miniature masterpieces, equally as captivating as anything he would compose for the stage. They are paired here with some of his most exquisite and intricately wrought instrumental works, shining examples of Baroque dialogue…

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July 2020

Iestyn Davies: Bach Cantatas

July 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, Department of Music, University of York
York, YO10 5DD United Kingdom
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Widely celebrated as one of the greatest countertenors of his generation, Iestyn Davies rejoins Dunedin Consort in 2020 for two performances of Bach’s most intimate church cantatas. From the elegant poetry of Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV 170, to the startling intensity of Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV 54, these cantatas are some of Bach’s finest. And with Davies and Dunedin reunited for the first time since 2017, what better way could there be to see out the season?

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Iestyn Davies: Bach Cantatas

July 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore St
London, W1H 0BP United Kingdom
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£18 – £50

Widely celebrated as one of the greatest countertenors of his generation, Iestyn Davies rejoins Dunedin Consort in 2020 for two performances of Bach’s most intimate church cantatas. From the elegant poetry of Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV 170, to the startling intensity of Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV 54, these cantatas are some of Bach’s finest. And with Davies and Dunedin reunited for the first time since 2017, what better way could there be to see out the season?

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