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Entries by Jo Buckley
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As the classical music world gears up for the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards on Wednesday 9th May, we have been looking back at our favourite moments from 2017 and celebrating the many reasons why Dunedin is shortlisted in the Ensemble category. From Edinburgh to Leipzig, Waltershausen to London, we look back on an extraordinary year. BBC […]
★★★★★ Not for John Butt the nit-picking over liturgical detail that has bedevilled the study of Monteverdi’s 1610 anthology: swerving that in favour of a concert presentation, concentrating on issues at the heart of the music, he re-examines vexed questions of pitch, tempi, scoring etc with utterly credible, even revelatory results. Vital passion (especially in […]
Robert Levine, Stereophile ★★★★★ This performance, joyously free of eccentricities, interested only in the honest, beautiful expression of music and texts, is heavenly. Read the review in full here.
Today we learned that Dunedin Consort is to be restored to Creative Scotland’s Regular Funding programme, along with four other companies from the theatre sector. This follows a meeting on Friday, at which Creative Scotland’s board decided to invest 2.6 million from other targeted funds into the RFO programme. Having spoken strongly of our surprise […]
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