Matthew Passion

Aberdeen Music Hall Union Street, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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 […]

£5 – £25

Requiem Aeternam: Music of Loss and Consolation – Aberdeen

St Machar's Cathedral 18 The Chanonry, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

This autumn, we return to Dunedin’s roots to present another series of performances given by our a cappella consort. Directed by Nicholas Mulroy, one of Dunedin’s core singers, the programme is centred around sixteenth-century Spanish composer Tomás Luis de Victoria’s hauntingly beautiful Requiem, and includes music by his contemporaries Alonso Lobo and Orlando Gibbons. Works […]

£5 – £15

Yince a Paradise

St Machar's Cathedral 18 The Chanonry, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

What kind of world do we want to live in? And how will our choices be judged by future generations? As today's climate emergency becomes increasingly urgent, we explore music’s relationship with nature and look at how the arts can be a powerful tool in influencing societal change. Under the guest direction of the esteemed […]

£5 – £20

The Trials of Love

St Machar's Cathedral 18 The Chanonry, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Two tales of love — both tragedies in their own ways — are brought together in this coupling of baroque cantatas. From a woman so lovestruck that she can only find solace in nature, as in Bella madre de’ fiori, to the tragic tale of Daphne, who tries and fails to resist Apollo’s advances and […]

£5 – £20

Aberdeen Choral Workshop

We are delighted to be bringing back our choral workshops in 2022. These sessions are the perfect way to explore some new repertoire in a relaxed and enjoyable way. Since most of us have been without regular singing for more than a year, we'll also devote some time to vocal health and share tips on […]

Free – £35

Aberdeen Choral Workshop: Vivaldi’s Gloria

St Machar's Cathedral 18 The Chanonry, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Led by celebrated soprano and experienced vocal trainer Mhairi Lawson,  join us to explore the uplifting and dramatic choral work, Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria. This choral workshop is for all voice types. While some experience with reading music is helpful, the workshops are open to anyone interested in improving and honing their skills.

Hail, O Queen

St Machar's Cathedral 18 The Chanonry, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Virgin, Queen, Star of the Sea: Mary has had many names over the centuries. This Marian-inspired programme weaves together music that explores her shifting status as both mother of God and a young woman, through settings of texts both familiar and new. Under the direction of Nicholas Mulroy, our a cappella consort traces her influence across the […]

£5 – £22

Open Rehearsal: Čičić Directs Vivaldi

Aberdeen

Join us for our Aberdeen open rehearsal as Dunedin Consort is joined by guest director and superstar violinist Bojan Čičić for a fiery all-Vivaldi programme, which explores the rich array of music that Vivaldi composed for the court orchestra in Dresden.

Čičić directs Vivaldi

St Machar's Cathedral 18 The Chanonry, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Dunedin Consort is joined by guest director and superstar violinist Bojan Čičić for this fiery all-Vivaldi programme, which explores the rich array of music that Vivaldi composed for the court orchestra in Dresden. From the tongue-in-cheek ‘per il Coglioni’ (‘for the idiots’), so named because Vivaldi was asked to write in the figures for the continuo […]

£5 – £24

Scattered Rhymes: Choral Tour

St Machar's Cathedral 18 The Chanonry, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

The Song of Songs plunges us into a lush world of ripe fruits, deep waters, scorching heats, and cooling shades. This intense imagery — the Hebrew Bible’s richest and most succulent — drives poetry that is both straightforwardly erotic and tantalisingly allegorical in its exploration of love both human and divine. This heady combination invites […]