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April 2019

Matthew Passion

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aberdeen Music Hall, Union Street
Aberdeen, AB10 1QS United Kingdom
£5 – £25

From the intractable swell of the opening chorus to the profound solemnity of the last, its tone one of quiet resignation, the Matthew Passion is a work with the power to move us like no other. Bach conceived it on a grand scale, allowing for double chorus and double orchestra, and the themes it explores are just as monumental too. How each of us, of all faiths and none, can find joy and hope even amidst the depths of sorrow.…

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Matthew Passion

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Queen’s Hall, 85 - 89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9JG United Kingdom
£5 – £25

jFrom the intractable swell of the opening chorus to the profound solemnity of the last, its tone one of quiet resignation, the Matthew Passion is a work with the power to move us like no other. Bach conceived it on a grand scale, allowing for double chorus and double orchestra, and the themes it explores are just as monumental too. How each of us, of all faiths and none, can find joy and hope even amidst the depths of sorrow.…

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Bach for Easter Sunday

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street
Perth, PH1 5HZ United Kingdom
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£5 – £23.50

Spend Easter Sunday in the company of Dunedin Consort and J.S. Bach. The programme features two cantatas, each presenting a vivid and moving account of the Easter story. The glimmering opening of Himmelskönig, sei wilkommen is contrasted with the rousing chorale cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden, one of Bach’s best-loved works. These vocal masterpieces are paired with the sparkling Orchestral Suite in B minor, which features the astonishing virtuosity of Dunedin Consort’s principal flautist Katy Bircher.

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Bach and Handel at The Brunton

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way
Musselburgh, EH21 6AA United Kingdom
£18 – £22

An irresistible programme of baroque masterpieces, including Bach's B Minor Flute Suite with its sparkling dances and rich sonorities, and his hauntingly beautiful Cantata 'Ich habe genug'. No composer can lift the spirits like Handel, and his Water Music -- written to be played on a barge on the Thames -- is so full of energy and joy that it will send you tapping your toes into the evening.

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May 2019

Bach: The Last Resort

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St John’s Cathedral, Oban, 129 George St
Oban, PA34 5NT United Kingdom
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£5 – £15

Bach’s rich musical legacy as we know it today is partly the result of a historical accident. When he applied for the position of Kantor at Leipzig’s Thomaskirche in 1722, Bach was only third choice for the post. Telemann turned the offer down after some deliberation, and Graupner was not released from his post of Kapellmeister in Hesse. ‘Since we cannot get the best, then we will have to settle for average’, the Council concluded, as it handed the title…

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Bach: The Last Resort

May 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Queen’s Hall, 85 - 89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9JG United Kingdom
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£5 – £22

Bach’s rich musical legacy as we know it today is partly the result of a historical accident. When he applied for the position of Kantor at Leipzig’s Thomaskirche in 1722, Bach was only third choice for the post. Telemann turned the offer down after some deliberation and Graupner was not released from his post of Kapellmeister in Hesse. ‘Since we cannot get the best, then we will have to settle for average’, the Council concluded, as it handed the title…

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Bach: The Last Resort

May 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street
Perth, PH1 5HZ United Kingdom
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£8 – £10

Bach’s rich musical legacy as we know it today is partly the result of a historical accident. When he applied for the position of Kantor at Leipzig’s Thomaskirche in 1722, Bach was only third choice for the post. Telemann turned the offer down after some deliberation and Graupner was not released from his post of Kapellmeister in Hesse. ‘Since we cannot get the best, then we will have to settle for average’, the Council concluded, as it handed the title…

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B Minor Mass

May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nikolaikirche, Neustädter Markt 8
Leipzig, 04315 Germany

The B Minor Mass is one of Bach’s greatest curiosities. A true piece of musical patchwork, this extraordinary amalgamation of arrangements, recomposed fragments and new ideas together spans more than 25 years of Bach’s career. And yet, Bach never heard it performed. Nor did he expect to - since it fits neither the Catholic or Protestant liturgy, its purpose remains tantalisingly elusive. But in its scale, ambition and dramatic, inexorable unfolding, the B Minor Mass remains one of his most…

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Monteverdi Vespers – Cremona

May 25 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Chiesa di San Marcellino Cremona, Italy
€8 – €25

In 1610, some 28 years after he had last composed anything for the church, Monteverdi quietly published what is now celebrated as one of the greatest pillars of the sacred Baroque repertoire. The Vespers of the Blessed Virgin is conceived on such a monumental scale, with such heartrending dramatic and theatrical effects, that it has been described as the greatest opera he never wrote. For the group's first appearance in Cremona, Dunedin Consort presents this astonishing 90-minute masterpiece in an…

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June 2019

Matthew Passion: Boston Early Music Festival

June 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA United States

From the intractable swell of the opening chorus to the profound solemnity of the last, its tone one of quiet resignation, the Matthew Passion is a work with the power to move us like no other. Bach conceived it on a grand scale, allowing for double chorus and double orchestra, and the themes it explores are just as monumental too. How each of us, of all faiths and none, can find joy and hope even amidst the depths of sorrow. For this,…

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