Lammermuir Festival

The Dunedin Consort & Players have been chosen to close a new and exciting music festival which will run from the 10th to the 19th September 2010. The Lammermuir Festival will feature many major artists, ensembles and orchestras in a host of intriguing venues across East Lothian, Scotland, including historic buildings and on board Concorde.

The Lammermuir Festival is the first of its kind for this historic region whose outstanding natural beauty, boasting the Lammermuir Hills on one side and spectacular cliffs and seascape on the other, has greatly influenced the programming and choice of venues.

The Dunedin Consort have been chosen to provide the grand finale to the festival with a performance of J. S. Bach’s ‘Mass in B Minor’ at St Mary’s Church, Haddington on the 19th September.   For more information please visit www.lammermuirfestival.co.uk

John Butt wins the Royal Academy of Music Kohn Foundation Bach Prize

The Dunedin Consort is delighted to announce that John Butt is to be the fifth recipient of the Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Prize.
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The prize is given annually to an outstanding contributor in the field of Bach performance and scholarship, and John joins a very distinguished roster of winners – Christoph Wolff, András Schiff, John Eliot Gardiner and Peter Schreier.

Commenting on the honour, John said

‘This is great news, not just for me, but also for the Scottish musical scene, the University of Glasgow and, of course, the Dunedin Consort – it’s a huge reward for all our work in cultivating an ensemble not merely of international quality, but as a world leader in Baroque performance.’

Congratulations John!

For more information please see the Royal Academy of Music website.