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Aug 2018

Handel’s Samson – Edinburgh International Festival

Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Usher Hall, Lothian Road
Edinburgh, EH1 2EA United Kingdom
£7.50 – £47

Handel's oratorio Samson tells of the last days of the great Israelite warrior, in a dramatic story of his journey from darkness to heavenly light. Opening with Samson in chains, having lost his strength and been blinded by the Philistines, it closes with one of Handel's most famous arias, 'Let the bright Seraphim in burning row / their loud, uplifted angel-trumpets blow'. Composed within a few weeks of Handel's Messiah and based on a text by John Milton, it became…

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Sep 2018

The Musical Offering – Lammermuir Festival

Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Gladsmuir Parish Church, Gladsmuir
East Lothian, EH33 1ED
£17.50

Dedicated to Frederick the Great following Bach’s visit to his palace of Sans-Souci in Potsdam, The Musical Offering contains music as fine as anything Bach ever composed. Dunedin Consort’s Director John Butt, one of the world’s leading Bach experts, explores how such a unique work came into being and the remarkable techniques Bach used to create this timeless masterpiece.

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The Musical Offering – Perth Concert Hall

Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street
Perth, PH1 5HZ United Kingdom
£8 – £10

Dedicated to Frederick the Great following Bach’s visit to his palace of Sans-Souci in Potsdam, The Musical Offering contains music as fine as anything Bach ever composed. Dunedin Consort’s Director John Butt, one of the world’s leading Bach experts, explores how such a unique work came into being and the remarkable techniques Bach used to create this timeless masterpiece.

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Oct 2018

Armonico Tributo

Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kendal Town Hall, Highgate
Kendal, LA9 4DL United Kingdom
£10

The richness of five-part instrumental writing was not new to the 18th century: German, Italian and French composers had all been exploiting this sonority for decades. But it was Georg Muffatt, born in Savoy of Scottish parentage, who for the first time aimed to reconcile these styles into a single genre. His music, remarkable in its expressive range, combines the sophistication and rhythmic poise of the French, the vibrancy and colour of the Italians and the depth and richness of…

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Armonico Tributo

Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Cecilia’s Hall, Cowgate
Edinburgh, EH1 1NQ United Kingdom
£5 – £20

rThe richness of five-part instrumental writing was not new to the 18th century: German, Italian and French composers had all been exploiting this sonority for decades. But it was Georg Muffatt, born in Savoy of Scottish parentage, who for the first time aimed to reconcile these styles into a single genre. His music, remarkable in its expressive range, combines the sophistication and rhythmic poise of the French, the vibrancy and colour of the Italians and the depth and richness of…

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Armonico Tributo

Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Machar’s Cathedral, 18 The Chanonry
Aberdeen, AB24 1RQ United Kingdom
£15 – £20

The richness of five-part instrumental writing was not new to the 18th century: German, Italian and French composers had all been exploiting this sonority for decades. But it was Georg Muffatt, born in Savoy of Scottish parentage, who for the first time aimed to reconcile these styles into a single genre. His music, remarkable in its expressive range, combines the sophistication and rhythmic poise of the French, the vibrancy and colour of the Italians and the depth and richness of…

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Armonico Tributo

Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Glasgow Cathedral, Castle St
Glasgow, G4 0QZ United Kingdom
Free – £15

The richness of five-part instrumental writing was not new to the 18th century: German, Italian and French composers had all been exploiting this sonority for decades. But it was Georg Muffatt, born in Savoy of Scottish parentage, who for the first time aimed to reconcile these styles into a single genre. His music, remarkable in its expressive range, combines the sophistication and rhythmic poise of the French, the vibrancy and colour of the Italians and the depth and richness of…

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Nov 2018

The Golden Age

Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Inverness Cathedral, Ardross Street
Inverness, IV3 5NS United Kingdom
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£5 – £15

Ben Parry director The Spanish Golden Age, which flourished during the late-sixteenth and early-seventeenth centuries, led to some of the most gloriously opulent choral music of the late Renaissance. Ben Parry, co-founder of Dunedin Consort, returns to direct this choral tour of music by Tomás Luis de Victoria and Francisco Guerrero, framed here both by the works of their Scottish contemporaries Robert Johnson and David Peebles, and by those of 21st-century composers Morten Lauridsen and James MacMillan, whose vocal writing resounds…

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The Golden Age

Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate
Edinburgh, EH8 8BN United Kingdom
£5 – £20

Ben Parry director The Spanish Golden Age, which flourished during the late-sixteenth and early-seventeenth centuries, led to some of the most gloriously opulent choral music of the late Renaissance. Ben Parry, co-founder of Dunedin Consort, returns to direct this choral tour of music by Tomás Luis de Victoria and Francisco Guerrero, framed here both by the works of their Scottish contemporaries Robert Johnson and David Peebles, and by those of 21st-century composers Morten Lauridsen and James MacMillan, whose vocal writing resounds…

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Dec 2018

The Golden Age

Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dunkeld Cathedral, Cathedral Street
Dunkeld, PH8 0AW United Kingdom
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£5 – £20

Ben Parry director The Spanish Golden Age, which flourished during the late-sixteenth and early-seventeenth centuries, led to some of the most gloriously opulent choral music of the late Renaissance. Ben Parry, co-founder of Dunedin Consort, returns to direct this choral tour of music by Tomás Luis de Victoria and Francisco Guerrero, framed here both by the works of their Scottish contemporaries Robert Johnson and David Peebles, and by those of 21st-century composers Morten Lauridsen and James MacMillan, whose vocal writing resounds…

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