Entries by Jo Buckley

Dunedin Consort announces new Chief Executive

The board of Dunedin Consort is delighted to announce the appointment of Jo Buckley as its new Chief Executive, effective from March 2019. Jo will take over from Alfonso Leal del Ojo, whose appointment as the new Chief Executive of The English Concert was recently announced. Jo joined Dunedin Consort as Head of Artistic Planning […]

From frogs to fencing: Introducing the music of Armonico Tributo

Later this month we will be travelling across Scotland and the north-west of England with Armonico Tributo. Taking its title from a collection published by Georg Muffat, a Franco-German composer with Scottish ancestry, this intimate instrumental programme explores some of the most compelling string repertoire from the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Not sure […]

B Minor Mass (Queen’s Hall) – The Herald Review

Keith Bruce, The Herald ★★★★ Will the days of big choral concerts of Bach’s B Minor Mass ever return to revival the chamber approach of historically-informed performance? Not if conductors like John Butt continue to produce revelatory recitals like this one… every combination of vocals and continuo playing flowed in seemingly effortless sequence… the instrumental ensemble […]

B Minor Mass (Wigmore Hall) – The Times Review

Stephen Petitt, The Times ★★★★ [John Butt] fields six “soloists” joined by four other singers to add lustre and body to the bigger setpieces. As they fall in and out of the textures, the sense that’s created is more of a communal celebration, a moment-by-moment experience of the Mass rather than the enactment of a […]