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May 2017
£15

Love’s Fire; Love’s Ashes. Aberdeen

May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cathedral Church of St Machar, 18 Chanonry
Aberdeen, AB24 1RQ United Kingdom
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Claudio Monteverdi’s madrigals are a theatre of the senses. The murmur of the waves, an amorous glance, the coolness of water or the heat of the sun are all brought to life through the composer’s unparalleled gift for marrying text and music. Indeed, the music in these eight books stands alongside Schubert’s songs, or Bach’s cantatas, as one of the greatest collections of intimately personal music ever produced. This programme aims to showcase the ravishing beauty of these madrigals, as…

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Love’s Fire; Love’s Ashes. Shetland

May 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mareel, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0WQ United Kingdom + Google Map

Claudio Monteverdi’s madrigals are a theatre of the senses. The murmur of the waves, an amorous glance, the coolness of water or the heat of the sun are all brought to life through the composer’s unparalleled gift for marrying text and music. Indeed, the music in these eight books stands alongside Schubert’s songs, or Bach’s cantatas, as one of the greatest collections of intimately personal music ever produced. This programme aims to showcase the ravishing beauty of these madrigals, as…

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£15 - £20

Love’s Fire; Love’s Ashes. Edinburgh

May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square
Edinburgh, EH8 9BX United Kingdom
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Claudio Monteverdi’s madrigals are a theatre of the senses. The murmur of the waves, an amorous glance, the coolness of water or the heat of the sun are all brought to life through the composer’s unparalleled gift for marrying text and music. Indeed, the music in these eight books stands alongside Schubert’s songs, or Bach’s cantatas, as one of the greatest collections of intimately personal music ever produced. This programme aims to showcase the ravishing beauty of these madrigals, as…

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£15 - £20

Love’s Fire; Love’s Ashes. Bath International Music Festival

May 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Rd
Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 1DZ United Kingdom
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Claudio Monteverdi’s madrigals are a theatre of the senses. The murmur of the waves, an amorous glance, the coolness of water or the heat of the sun are all brought to life through the composer’s unparalleled gift for marrying text and music. Indeed, the music in these eight books stands alongside Schubert’s songs, or Bach’s cantatas, as one of the greatest collections of intimately personal music ever produced. This programme aims to showcase the ravishing beauty of these madrigals, as…

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June 2017
€19 - €77

Bach and the Reformation

June 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nikolaikirche, Neustädter Markt 8
Leipzig, 04315 Germany
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Through his promotion of the German language and his personal love of music, Martin Luther laid the foundations for the success of the Protestant chorale. The Reformer himself wrote nearly 40 hymns, which were published in a variety of hymn books from 1523 onward, many of them still being a part of the liturgical repertoire today. Numerous composers used this musical treasure-trove as a basis for new compositions. Johann Sebastian Bach wrote 14 cantatas based on Luther chorales, ranging from…

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August 2017
£12 - £15

Beyond Caravaggio: Monteverdi at the Gallery

August 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Directed by Nicholas Mulroy, we play and sing the music of Claudio Monteverdi and his contemporaries in a programme that will vividly illuminate Caravaggio's world. Their music was designed to stir the passions and move the soul, and – as Monteverdi explicitly desired – to make us feel and know more vividly both the pain and pleasure of being alive.

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Seeds of Venice – Edinburgh International Festival

August 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Queen’s Hall, 85 - 89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9JG United Kingdom
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Edinburgh’s own Dunedin Consort, under scholar and charismatic director John Butt, is fast becoming one of the UK’s most respected early music groups, renowned for its vivid, passionate performances that crackle with energy. They bring a sense of enormous excitement to the launch of the 2017 Queen’s Hall concerts – with the modern-day premiere of a recently rediscovered work by Claudio Monteverdi and Heinrich Schütz. Combattimento is German composer Schütz’s transcription of Monteverdi’s bewitching Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda,…

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St John at the PROMS

August 20 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore
London, Kensington SW7 2AP United Kingdom
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The climax of the Proms Reformation Day is a complete performance of Bach’s St John Passion. ‘More daring, forceful and poetic’ than the St Matthew Passion, according to Schumann, this is a work of almost operatic vividness that brings both a humanity and a painful immediacy to the Passion narrative. Bach specialist John Butt and his Dunedin Consort make their Proms debut in a performance that offers the audience the chance to join in the chorale-singing, reflecting how the work…

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September 2017

Bach’s Organ

September 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Stadtkirche Waltershausen, Lutherstraße 8,
Waltershausen, 99880 Germany
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This is a wonderful opportunity to travel to one of a wealth of authentic Bach sites in Thuringia, to play on an original Bach organ, built by the highly-esteemed organ builder, Trost. Its concentration of characteristic voices opens up an enormous world of tonal colours and stop possibilities, which reveal the true rich sound of Baroque organ music. John Butt is organ soloist and director alongside acclaimed British countertenor Iestyn Davies for this programme of Bach and Handel.

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£15 - £25

Handel at Lammermuir Festival

September 24 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Sidegate
Haddington, East Lothian EH41 4BZ United Kingdom
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A line-up of renowned soloists join John Butt and the Dunedin Consort in a performance of Handel's little-known but endlessly rewarding oratorio, Il Trionfo del Tempo e Del Disinganno.

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