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June 2020

Purcell: Songes & Ayres

June 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St John’s Church, 6 Newall Terrace
Dumfries, DG1 1JE United Kingdom
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£5 – £15

Soprano Mhairi Lawson joins us for an intimate programme of song, a genre that Purcell firmly made his own. With his flair for drama and extraordinary gift for bringing words to life, Purcell poured many of his most creative ideas into his songs — each of them miniature masterpieces, equally as captivating as anything he would compose for the stage. They are paired here with some of his most exquisite and intricately wrought instrumental works, shining examples of Baroque dialogue…

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Purcell: Songes & Ayres

June 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Universal Hall, The Park
Findhorn, Forres IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
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£5 – £22

Soprano Mhairi Lawson joins us for an intimate programme of song, a genre that Purcell firmly made his own. With his flair for drama and extraordinary gift for bringing words to life, Purcell poured many of his most creative ideas into his songs — each of them miniature masterpieces, equally as captivating as anything he would compose for the stage. They are paired here with some of his most exquisite and intricately wrought instrumental works, shining examples of Baroque dialogue…

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Purcell: Songes & Ayres

June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St John’s Cathedral, Oban, 129 George St
Oban, PA34 5NT United Kingdom
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£5 – £22

Soprano Mhairi Lawson joins us for an intimate programme of song, a genre that Purcell firmly made his own. With his flair for drama and extraordinary gift for bringing words to life, Purcell poured many of his most creative ideas into his songs — each of them miniature masterpieces, equally as captivating as anything he would compose for the stage. They are paired here with some of his most exquisite and intricately wrought instrumental works, shining examples of Baroque dialogue…

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Purcell: Songes & Ayres

June 7 @ 4:00 pm
St Cecilia’s Hall, Cowgate
Edinburgh, EH1 1NQ United Kingdom
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£5 – £22

Soprano Mhairi Lawson joins us for an intimate programme of song, a genre that Purcell firmly made his own. With his flair for drama and extraordinary gift for bringing words to life, Purcell poured many of his most creative ideas into his songs — each of them miniature masterpieces, equally as captivating as anything he would compose for the stage. They are paired here with some of his most exquisite and intricately wrought instrumental works, shining examples of Baroque dialogue…

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Pygmalion at Spitalfields Festival

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Christ Church, Spitalfields, Commercial Street
London, E1 6LY United Kingdom
£10 – £50

Festival Curator Kate Molleson presents Dunedin Consort performing Jean-Philippe Rameau’s sumptuous opera Pygmalion with a sensational cast accompanied by one of Scotland’s most daring young dancers, Claricia Parinussa. Rameau’s opera tells the myth of Pygmalion, a talented sculptor who creates the image of his ideal woman in ivory. As the statue takes shape, Pygmalion becomes increasingly infatuated with it, much to the dismay of his fiancée Céphise. The sculptor appeals to the goddess Venus to bring his statue to life,…

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Spem in Alium at Spitalfields Festival

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Christ Church, Spitalfields, Commercial Street
London, E1 6LY United Kingdom
£10 – £50

The voices of Dunedin Consort and National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain combine in a concert which pivots on two works of epic scale. Frequently hailed as one of the most astonishing pieces of choral music ever created, Tallis’s Spem in alium is a devotional motet for 40 separate voices interwoven to create an ever-shifting mosaic of sound. The audience will be surrounded by, and immersed in, song. A contemporary response comes from Spitalfields Festival Curator Errollyn Wallen, with her maritime-themed When the Wet Wind…

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July 2020

Iestyn Davies: Bach Cantatas

July 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, Department of Music, University of York
York, YO10 5DD United Kingdom
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Widely celebrated as one of the greatest countertenors of his generation, Iestyn Davies rejoins Dunedin Consort in 2020 for a performance of Bach’s most intimate church cantatas. From the elegant poetry of Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV 170, to the startling intensity of Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV 54, these cantatas are some of Bach’s finest. They are paired here with works by two of Bach’s most important predecessors, Heinrich Schütz and Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, whose music glows with the same easy contrapuntal fluidity and expressive detail. Bach’s sparkling Orchestral…

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Iestyn Davies: Bach Cantatas

July 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore St
London, W1H 0BP United Kingdom
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£18 – £50

Widely celebrated as one of the greatest countertenors of his generation, Iestyn Davies rejoins Dunedin Consort in 2020 for two performances of Bach’s most intimate church cantatas. From the elegant poetry of Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV 170, to the startling intensity of Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV 54, these cantatas are some of Bach’s finest. And with Davies and Dunedin reunited for the first time since 2017, what better way could there be to see out the season?

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