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Messiah – The Arts Desk Review

★★★★

Simon Thompson, The Arts Desk

‘Almost every city in the UK has its annual Christmas Messiah, but there can’t be any as stylish or as polished as this one.’

Read the full review here.

Messiah – Planet Hugill Review

★★★★★

Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill

‘A superbly subtle account… the choruses were some of the best sung that I have ever come across in my nearly 50 years of attending Messiah performances.’

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Messiah – The Scotsman Review

★★★★★

David Kettle, The Scotsman

‘This was a fresh, searching Messiah, brisk and vivid, and delivered as if its ink was still wet.’

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Messiah – BachTrack Review

★★★★★

Benjamin Poore, BachTrack

‘Gutsy and vibrant… a huge ovation for a thrilling performance that gave this staple a vigorous makeover.’

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Messiah – The Herald Review

Keith Bruce, The Herald

★★★★

It is not just the singers, but also the fine continuo players, and pitch-perfect baroque strings, led by Huw Daniel, who all have distinct, audible and individual contributions to make in a Dunedin Consort performance of Handel’s masterpiece…

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Messiah – Seen and Heard International Review

Simon Thompson, Seen and Heard International

The cumulative effect, therefore, was […] powerful enough, in fact, to get the polite Edinburgh audience cheering, something they very rarely do, particularly in the Queen’s Hall!

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Sarah Bevan-Baker on Messiah

Roland Wood on Messiah

Dunedin’s Messiah and Matthew Passion – Recommended by BBC Music Magazine

We would naturally recommend our own recordings of Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Matthew Passion, but are always delighted when others agree with us. A special edition from BBC Music Magazine focusing on the lives and essential works of The Great Composers lists both our Messiah and Matthew Passion as the recommended recordings.

Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Matthew Passion represent two fundamental pillars of the Western European music tradition. Our recording of Handel’s Messiah won the Gramophone Award in 2007 for best baroque vocal recording and a MIDEM award. Bach’s Matthew Passion is not short of accolades receiving the best recording 2008 by High Fidelity magazine.

Dunedin’s success on both the platform and the recording market is testament to the passion and commitment of our artists.

Messiah – Gramophone Award 2007

David Vickers, Gramophone

[…] the freshest, most natural, revelatory and transparently joyful Messiah I have heard for a very long time.

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Messiah

‘Almost every city in the UK has its annual Christmas Messiah, but there can’t be any as stylish or as polished as this one’, wrote BachTrack. And who can argue with that? Our annual performances of Handel’s masterpiece are a seasonal staple, the music still as fresh and uplifting now as it ever was. Join us and our stellar cast of soloists in performances across Scotland this Christmas, and start off the festive season as you mean to go on.

Messiah

‘Almost every city in the UK has its annual Christmas Messiah, but there can’t be any as stylish or as polished as this one’, wrote BachTrack. And who can argue with that? Our annual performances of Handel’s masterpiece are a seasonal staple, the music still as fresh and uplifting now as it ever was. Join us and our stellar cast of soloists in performances across Scotland this Christmas, and start off the festive season as you mean to go on.

Messiah

‘Almost every city in the UK has its annual Christmas Messiah, but there can’t be any as stylish or as polished as this one’, wrote BachTrack. And who can argue with that? Our annual performances of Handel’s masterpiece are a seasonal staple, the music still as fresh and uplifting now as it ever was. Join us and our stellar cast of soloists in performances across Scotland this Christmas, and start off the festive season as you mean to go on.