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.’

Read the full review here.

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.’

Read the full review here.

Messiah – BachTrack Review

★★★★★

Benjamin Poore, BachTrack

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

Read the full review here.

Ich habe genug – Gramophone Review

David Vickers, Gramophone

‘Every element in Ich habe genug feels just right – the compassionate tension of the soft strings’ lullaby motion, Alexandra Bellamy’s soulful oboe, tenderly realised keyboard continuo playing and cathartic fulfilment of divine promise in Matthew Brook’s endearing truthfulness.’ 

Read the full review in the December 2021 edition of Gramophone. 

Ich habe genug – Album of the week – The Sunday Times

Dan Cairns, The Sunday Times

“St Luke’s Song of Simeon rendered here with arresting simplicity and noble tone by a youthful sounding Matthew Brook.”

Selected as album of the week for week commencing 31st October 2021. 

Ich habe genug – BBC Music Magazine Review

★★★★★

Michael Beek, BBC Music Magazine

“John Butt and the Dunedins approach the scores from a scholarly angle… but it’s the heart rather than the head that informs their music-making”

Read the full review here.

Yince a paradise – Seen and Heard International Review

Simon Thompson, Seen and Heard International

“The tightest blend and the most persuasive sense of communication, something that had me convinced throughout this programme, which spanned five centuries of choral music… the Dunedin singers created something magical”.

Read the full review here.

Dunedin Consort wins RPS Ensemble Award

Ich habe genug – MusicWeb International Review

Brian Wilson, MusicWeb International

“…the new Linn recording would be among my top two or three recommendations for each of the three cantatas which it contains.”

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Ich habe genug – The Guardian Review

★★★★★

Erica Jeal, The Guardian

“Brook’s performance, with its moments of vocal vulnerability mixed up in the beauty of it all, has an immediacy that gets to the work’s essence… a seriously uplifting recording'”

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Ich habe genug – The Times review

★★★★★

Geoff Brown, The Times

“The most touching Bach album you’ll hear this year… Butt’s intimate forces ensure winning clarity and immediate impact.”

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Ich habe genug – The Scotsman Review

★★★★★

Fiona Shepherd, The Scotsman

“Nothing short of perfection…. A truly moving and beautiful disc.”

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Lammermuir Festival – Madrigals of Love, Loss & War – The National Review

Mark Brown, The National

“The passionate commitment of the songs demands great dexterity, both of singers and musicians, and the Dunedin Consort has that virtuosic agility in spades.”

Read the full review here.

Lammermuir Festival – Madrigals of Love, Loss & War – The Guardian Review

★★★★

Rowena Smith, The Guardian

“… an interesting, imaginative programme brought to life in a vivid performance from the singers and instrumentalists of the Dunedin Consort.”

Read the full review here.

Bremen Musikfest – Davide Penitente – OM Online Review

Oliver Strauch, OM Online

“clear, brilliant pianissimo and breathtaking forte passages, clarity in language and expression and musical precision…”

Read the full review here.