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October 2016
£15 - £20

Fantasy & Madness, Edinburgh

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Assembly Roxy,
2 Roxburgh Place
Edinburgh, EH8 9SU United Kingdom
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Madness - Listing

From a world in which windmills are giants and ordinary inns are castles, through the underwater kingdom of Neptune & Amphitrite, to an enchanted forest filled with fairies, the stories of Cervantes and Shakespeare are lifted off the page by Purcell’s theatrically rich musical settings. The Elizabethan literary landscapes of Don Quixote de la Mancha, The Tempest, and A Midsummer’s Night Dream are staged fusing sound, light, costume, and the beauty of the written word. Inspired by the theatrical spectacle and…

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£15

Fantasy & Madness, Glasgow

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Stevenson Hall, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland,
100 Renfrew St
Glasgow, G2 3DB United Kingdom
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Madness - Listing

From a world in which windmills are giants and ordinary inns are castles, through the underwater kingdom of Neptune & Amphitrite, to an enchanted forest filled with fairies, the stories of Cervantes and Shakespeare are lifted off the page by Purcell’s theatrically rich musical settings. The Elizabethan literary landscapes of Don Quixote de la Mancha, The Tempest, and A Midsummer’s Night Dream are staged fusing sound, light, costume, and the beauty of the written word. Inspired by the theatrical spectacle and…

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Fantasy & Madness, México

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Templo de la Valenciana,
Guanajuato, Mexico
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Madness - Listing

From a world in which windmills are giants and ordinary inns are castles, through the underwater kingdom of Neptune & Amphitrite, to an enchanted forest filled with fairies, the stories of Cervantes and Shakespeare are lifted off the page by Purcell’s theatrically rich musical settings. The Elizabethan literary landscapes of Don Quixote de la Mancha, The Tempest, and A Midsummer’s Night Dream are presented, fusing sound and the beauty of the written word.  (Concert performance)

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November 2016
£15 - £50

Ode to St Cecilia, Wigmore Hall

November 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wigmore Hall,
36 Wigmore St
London, W1H 0BP United Kingdom
Booking Tel +44 2079352141

Wigmore Hall celebrates St Cecilia on her annual festival with the greatest of Purcell’s Odes. Hail, bright Cecilia, the Ode for St Cecilia’s Day 1692, belongs to a distinctive English tradition of honouring music’s patron saint. Purcell here enriches Nicholas Brady’s sonorous verse with music packed with expressive subtleties, tonal variety and compelling textural contrasts. John Butt and his Dunedin Consort, acclaimed for their interpretations of masterworks by Bach and Handel, invariably find fresh ways of bringing Baroque music to…

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December 2016
£23.50

Handel’s Messiah, Perth

December 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
St John’s Kirk,
31 Saint John Street
Perth, Perth and Kinross PH1 United Kingdom
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Messiah - Listing

As Handel’s best-loved work, Messiah presents a journey through many of the central values associated with the festive season, best represented in the words of the Angel: ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.’ With its effervescent choruses, interspersed with both virtuosic and beautifully lyrical arias demonstrating Handel’s unique gift for vocal writing, its humanity still readily communicates with listeners today. With the expert direction of John Butt and…

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Handel’s Messiah, Glasgow

December 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bute Hall,
University of Glasgow Gilbert Scott Building University Avenue
Glasgow, G12 8QQ United Kingdom
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As Handel’s best-loved work, Messiah presents a journey through many of the central values associated with the festive season, best represented in the words of the Angel: ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.’ With its effervescent choruses, interspersed with both virtuosic and beautifully lyrical arias demonstrating Handel’s unique gift for vocal writing, its humanity still readily communicates with listeners today. With the expert direction of John Butt and…

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£12 - £25

Handel’s Messiah, Edinburgh

December 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Queen’s Hall,
85 - 89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9JG United Kingdom
Booking Tel 01316682019
Messiah - Listing

As Handel’s best-loved work, Messiah presents a journey through many of the central values associated with the festive season, best represented in the words of the Angel: ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.’ With its effervescent choruses, interspersed with both virtuosic and beautifully lyrical arias demonstrating Handel’s unique gift for vocal writing, its humanity still readily communicates with listeners today. With the expert direction of John Butt and…

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£34.50 - £59.50

Handel’s Messiah, London

December 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kings Place,
90 York Way
London, N1 9AG United Kingdom
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Messiah - Listing

As Handel’s best-loved work, Messiah presents a journey through many of the central values associated with the festive season, best represented in the words of the Angel: ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.’ With its effervescent choruses, interspersed with both virtuosic and beautifully lyrical arias demonstrating Handel’s unique gift for vocal writing, its humanity still readily communicates with listeners today. With the expert direction of John Butt and…

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January 2017
£30 - £50

Day Singing Workshop – Glasgow

Saturday 14th January @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
University of Glasgow,
The Square, off University Avenue
Glasgow, G12 8QQ United Kingdom
Booking Tel 0131 516 3718

The ever-popular Dunedin Choral Workshops make a welcome return this winter. This season’s series explores music for voices and brass instruments by Renaissance luminaries Andrea Gabrieli, Giovanni Gabrieli and Heinrich Schütz, alongside works by the 19th-century masters Brahms and Bruckner, whose approach to vocal writing was transformed by their discoveries of these earlier composers. Participants will enjoy the opportunity of working on both some familiar and lesser-known repertory, with input and coaching from Dunedin’s professional singers taking into account the…

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£10 - £20

Suites and Cantatas, Edinburgh

Friday 20th January @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Queen’s Hall,
85 - 89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9JG United Kingdom
Booking Tel 01316682019
Cantatas - Listing

In addition to his role as Cantor of the Thomasschule in Leipzig, from 1729 until the early 1740s Bach also held the position of Music Director of the city’s Collegium Musicum. This offered him the opportunity to experiment with novel orchestral timbres. Bach took full advantage of these instrumental resources, synthesising his characteristically intense counterpoint with visceral dance forms to create tangibly physical musical textures. In this programme, we explore two of the orchestral suites thought to have been produced…

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