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July 2022

Acis & Galatea

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nevill Holt Theatre, Nevill Holt Leicestershire LE16 8EG United Kingdom

Love, jealousy, tragedy and transfiguration — Acis & Galatea has it all. So it is no surprise that Handel’s ‘little opera’, as he called it, was his most popular stage work during his lifetime. It was his first major setting of a substantial English text and would become the prototype for the English oratorio, which earned Handel such fame in the latter part of his career. Performed by Dunedin Consort in the original ‘Cannons’ version with one-per-part choruses — which Gramophone…

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September 2022

Open Rehearsal: C Minor Mass

September 17

Join us for our open rehearsal of Mozart's “Great Mass” in C Minor and hear for yourself how the music is pieced together. Places are limited and must be booked in advance via our website.

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Clinic: Benjamin Hulett – tenor

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Our instrumental and vocal clinics are open to all non-professional musicians of any age, whether enthusiastic amateurs or budding students. Participants will have the opportunity to work on a piece of music with one of our internationally renowned musicians, all in a friendly and supportive environment. To apply, please complete the application form on the Clinics page.

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Mozart C Minor Mass

September 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street
Perth, PH1 5HZ United Kingdom
£6 – £25.50

The “Great Mass” in C Minor may be Mozart’s most daring masterpiece. Scored for a huge double chorus and large orchestra, it was left tantalisingly incomplete at his death, and is performed here with Dunedin’s characteristic historical insight in a new completion by Clemens Kemme. Soloists Lucy Crowe and Anna Dennis (soprano), Benjamin Hulett (tenor) and Robert Davies (bass) join Dunedin Consort’s exceptional orchestra and chorus for what promises to be a monumental occasion.

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October 2022

Echo Fragments

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Usher Hall, Lothian Road
Edinburgh, EH1 2EA United Kingdom
£6 – £40

Expect fireworks as the massed forces of the RSNO and Dunedin Consort meet on stage for the first time. In this concert the two orchestras perform side-by-side under the direction of Elim Chan in Jorg Widmann’s extraordinary clarinet concerto, Echo-Fragmente — with Widmann himself as the soloist. While the RSNO close the concert with Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 5, it is Haydn’s Symphony No. 39 that kicks off this fiery programme, performed undirected by Dunedin Consort’s world-class instrumentalists.

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Open Rehearsal: Echo Fragments

October 29

Join us in our open rehearsal of Echo Fragments: Haydn, Widmann and Beethoven, to gain an insight into the rehearsal process of the massed forces of Dunedin Consort and the RSNO. Places are limited and must be booked in advance via our website.

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Echo Fragments

October 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
New Auditorium, Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3NY United Kingdom
£6 – £40

Expect fireworks as the massed forces of the RSNO and Dunedin Consort meet on stage for the first time. In this, the first concert in a three-year partnership, the two orchestras perform side-by-side under the direction of Elim Chan in Jorg Widmann’s extraordinary clarinet concerto, Echo-Fragmente — with Widmann himself as the soloist. While the RSNO close the concert with Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 5, it is Haydn’s Sturm and Drang Symphony No. 39 that kicks off this fiery programme, performed undirected by Dunedin…

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November 2022

Mozart C Minor Mass

November 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saffron Hall, Audley End Road
Saffron Walden, CB11 4UH United Kingdom
£10 – £50

The “Great Mass” in C Minor may be Mozart’s most daring masterpiece. Scored for a huge double chorus and large orchestra, it was left tantalisingly incomplete at his death, and is performed here with Dunedin’s characteristic historical insight in a new completion by Clemens Kemme. Soloists Lucy Crowe and Anna Dennis (soprano), Benjamin Hulett (tenor) and Robert Davies (bass) join Dunedin Consort’s exceptional orchestra and chorus for what promises to be a monumental occasion.

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Edinburgh Choral Workshop: Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater

November 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Stockbridge Parish Church, Saxe Coburg Street
Edinburgh, EH3 5BN United Kingdom

Led by celebrated soprano and experienced vocal trainer Mhairi Lawson,  join us to explore a golden gem of 18th Century vocal repertoire, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's Stabat Mater. This choral workshop is for sopranos and altos only. While some experience with reading music is helpful, the workshops are open to anyone interested in improving and honing their skills.

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December 2022

Children’s Messiah

December 14 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow, 300 Great Western Rd
Glasgow, G4 9JB United Kingdom
£5

Fun for all the family is guaranteed in Dunedin Consort’s interactive, 45-minute Children’s Messiah — specially crafted with little ears in mind! Guided by Mr Handel himself, they’ll be whizzing through some of his greatest hits, with plenty of fun and games along the way. Suitable for all ages. With BSL interpretation. 

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Messiah

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow, 300 Great Western Rd
Glasgow, G4 9JB United Kingdom
£6 – £26.50

‘Almost every city in the UK has its annual Christmas Messiah, but there can’t be any as stylish or as polished as this one’, wrote BachTrack. And who can argue with that? Our annual performances of Handel’s masterpiece are a seasonal staple, the music still as fresh and uplifting now as it ever was. Join us and our stellar cast of soloists in performances across Scotland this Christmas, and start off the festive season as you mean to go on.

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Children’s Messiah

December 15 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
St Mary’s RC Church, Lanark, 70 BANATYNE STREET
LANARK, ML11 7JS United Kingdom
£5

Fun for all the family is guaranteed in Dunedin Consort’s interactive, 45-minute Children’s Messiah — specially crafted with little ears in mind! Guided by Mr Handel himself, they’ll be whizzing through some of his greatest hits, with plenty of fun and games along the way. Suitable for all ages. With BSL interpretation. 

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Messiah

December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St Mary’s RC Church, Lanark, 70 BANATYNE STREET
LANARK, ML11 7JS United Kingdom
£6 – £26.50

‘Almost every city in the UK has its annual Christmas Messiah, but there can’t be any as stylish or as polished as this one’, wrote BachTrack. And who can argue with that? Our annual performances of Handel’s masterpiece are a seasonal staple, the music still as fresh and uplifting now as it ever was. Join us and our stellar cast of soloists in performances across Scotland this Christmas, and start off the festive season as you mean to go on.

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Children’s Messiah

December 16 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
The Queen’s Hall, 85 - 89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9JG United Kingdom
£5

Fun for all the family is guaranteed in Dunedin Consort’s interactive, 45-minute Children’s Messiah — specially crafted with little ears in mind! Guided by Mr Handel himself, they’ll be whizzing through some of his greatest hits, with plenty of fun and games along the way. Suitable for all ages. With BSL interpretation. 

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Messiah

December 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Queen’s Hall, 85 - 89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9JG United Kingdom
£6 – £26.50

‘Almost every city in the UK has its annual Christmas Messiah, but there can’t be any as stylish or as polished as this one’, wrote BachTrack. And who can argue with that? Our annual performances of Handel’s masterpiece are a seasonal staple, the music still as fresh and uplifting now as it ever was. Join us and our stellar cast of soloists in performances across Scotland this Christmas, and start off the festive season as you mean to go on.

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Schutz: The Christmas Story

December 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore St
London, W1H 0BP United Kingdom
£6 – £50

Join us in London as we celebrate Christmas and New Year at the Wigmore Hall, delving into some of the extraordinary music composed for the festive season. Schütz’s Italianate setting of the Christmas Story is one of the masterpieces of the early Baroque, paired here with works by Schütz’s teacher Giovanni Gabrieli, and by two of his pupils, Alessandro Grandi and David Pohle.

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A New Year’s Celebration

December 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore St
London, W1H 0BP United Kingdom
£6 – £50

Join us in London as we celebrate Christmas and New Year at the Wigmore Hall, delving into some of the extraordinary music composed for the festive season. And for New Year’s Eve, what else but Bach? Two of his most lavishly scored Christmas cantatas will see us through to the end of the year in fittingly celebratory style.

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February 2023

Open Rehearsal: Haydn Symphonies

Thursday 9th February

Join us for our open rehearsal of this sparkling trilogy of early Haydn symphonies alongside C.P.E. Bach's cello concerto in A major, with guest director and harpsichordist Peter Whelan and cellist Jonathan Manson. Places to attend the open rehearsals are limited and must be booked in advance via our website.

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Haydn Symphonies

Friday 10th February @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street
Perth, PH1 5HZ United Kingdom
£6 – £26

Dunedin Consort is joined by guest director and harpsichordist Peter Whelan for this sparkling trilogy of early Haydn symphonies. Composed in his early days at the Court of Eszterháza, together they trace a journey from early morning sunrise, through the bright splendour of midday to a fun-filled, celebratory evening. And at the centre, our very own Jonathan Manson performs C.P.E. Bach’s sunny cello concerto in A major. These orchestral gems demand virtuosic playing from every member of the ensemble —…

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Haydn Symphonies

Saturday 11th February @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
New Auditorium, Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3NY United Kingdom
£6 – £25

Dunedin Consort is joined by guest director and harpsichordist Peter Whelan for this sparkling trilogy of early Haydn symphonies. Composed in his early days at the Court of Eszterháza, together they trace a journey from early morning sunrise, through the bright splendour of midday to a fun-filled, celebratory evening. And at the centre, our very own Jonathan Manson performs C.P.E. Bach’s sunny cello concerto in A major. These orchestral gems demand virtuosic playing from every member of the ensemble —…

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Haydn Symphonies

Sunday 12th February @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Queen’s Hall, 85 - 89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9JG United Kingdom
£5 – £26.50

Dunedin Consort is joined by guest director and harpsichordist Peter Whelan for this sparkling trilogy of early Haydn symphonies. Composed in his early days at the Court of Eszterháza, together they trace a journey from early morning sunrise, through the bright splendour of midday to a fun-filled, celebratory evening. And at the centre, our very own Jonathan Manson performs C.P.E. Bach’s sunny cello concerto in A major. These orchestral gems demand virtuosic playing from every member of the ensemble —…

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March 2023

Open Rehearsal: Handel in Rome

Monday 27th March

Join us for our open rehearsal of 'Handel in Rome', a fiery all-Handel programme with soprano Nardus Williams and guest Director Benjamin Bayl.

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Handel in Rome

Tuesday 28th March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
University of Glasgow — Chapel, University Avenue
Glasgow, G12 8QQ
£5 – £22

Soprano Nardus Williams and guest director Benjamin Bayl join us for a fiery, all-Handel programme, delving into the extraordinary music he composed while in Rome. This is where Handel mastered his mature Italian style, its richness and theatricality a defiant reaction to a papal ban on opera that in turn saw his cantatas and oratorios become glorious, virtuosic showcases.

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Handel in Rome

Wednesday 29th March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place
Edinburgh, EH1 2QQ United Kingdom
£5 – £22

Soprano Nardus Williams and guest director Benjamin Bayl join us for a fiery, all-Handel programme, delving into the extraordinary music he composed while in Rome. This is where Handel mastered his mature Italian style, its richness and theatricality a defiant reaction to a papal ban on opera that in turn saw his cantatas and oratorios become glorious, virtuosic showcases.

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Handel in Rome

Thursday 30th March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore St
London, W1H 0BP United Kingdom
£16 – £60

Soprano Nardus Williams and guest director Benjamin Bayl join us for a fiery, all-Handel programme, delving into the extraordinary music he composed while in Rome. This is where Handel mastered his mature Italian style, its richness and theatricality a defiant reaction to a papal ban on opera that in turn saw his cantatas and oratorios become glorious, virtuosic showcases.

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Handel in Rome

Friday 31st March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saffron Hall, Audley End Road
Saffron Walden, CB11 4UH United Kingdom
£10 – £50

Soprano Nardus Williams and guest director Benjamin Bayl join us for a fiery, all-Handel programme, delving into the extraordinary music he composed while in Rome. This is where Handel mastered his mature Italian style, its richness and theatricality a defiant reaction to a papal ban on opera that in turn saw his cantatas and oratorios become glorious, virtuosic showcases.

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April 2023

Clinic: Jess Dandy – contralto

Tuesday 4th April

Our instrumental and vocal clinics are open to all non-professional musicians of any age, whether enthusiastic amateurs or budding students. Participants will have the opportunity to work on a piece of music with one of our internationally renowned musicians, all in a friendly and supportive environment. To apply, please complete the application form on the Clinics page.

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Open rehearsal: Matthew Passion

Wednesday 5th April

Join us for our Edinburgh open rehearsal of Bach's astonishing setting of the Passion story and see how we explore and piece together this wonderful work.

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Clinic: Alexandra Bellamy – oboe

Wednesday 5th April

Our instrumental and vocal clinics are open to all non-professional musicians of any age, whether enthusiastic amateurs or budding students. Participants will have the opportunity to work on a piece of music with one of our internationally renowned musicians, all in a friendly and supportive environment. To apply, please complete the application form on the Clinics page.

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Matthew Passion

Thursday 6th April @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Queen’s Hall, 85 - 89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9JG United Kingdom
£5 – £26.50

Bach’s setting of the Passion story — an astonishing tale of persecution, betrayal and forgiveness — is a work of staggering musical virtuosity and accomplishment. This is music that pushes and pulls us, that draws us inexorably inwards and Awhich remains overwhelmingly moving, year after year. But it is just as much a story about love. About how each of us, spiritual or otherwise, can find solace and community through love and redemption, and take courage from the knowledge that hope…

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Open Rehearsal: Matthew Passion

Friday 7th April

Join us for our Glasgow open rehearsal of Bach's astonishing setting of the Passion story and see how we explore and piece together this wonderful work.

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Matthew Passion

Friday 7th April @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
New Auditorium, Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3NY United Kingdom
£6 – £25

Bach’s setting of the Passion story — an astonishing tale of persecution, betrayal and forgiveness — is a work of staggering musical virtuosity and accomplishment. This is music that pushes and pulls us, that draws us inexorably inwards and Awhich remains overwhelmingly moving, year after year. But it is just as much a story about love. About how each of us, spiritual or otherwise, can find solace and community through love and redemption, and take courage from the knowledge that hope…

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May 2023

Clinic: Nicholas Mulroy – vocal ensemble

Monday 8th May

Our instrumental and vocal clinics are open to all non-professional musicians of any age, whether enthusiastic amateurs or budding students. Participants will have the opportunity to work on a piece of music with one of our internationally renowned musicians, all in a friendly and supportive environment. To apply, please complete the application form on the Clinics page.

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Open Rehearsal: Hail, O Queen

Wednesday 10th May

Join us for our open rehearsal of 'Hail, O Queen', our Marian-inspired choral programme under the direction of Nicholas Mulroy.

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Hail, O Queen

Thursday 11th May @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Machar’s Cathedral, 18 The Chanonry
Aberdeen, AB24 1RQ United Kingdom
£5 – £22

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 centuries, from Kerry Andrew’s hypnotic contemporary miniature, Apples, Plums, Cherries, through the ecstatic richness of Bruckner’s mediation on Mary’s majesty, right back to the jubilant…

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Hail, O Queen

Friday 12th May @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St John’s Kirk, 31 Saint John Street
Perth, Perth and Kinross PH1 United Kingdom
£5 – £22

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 centuries, from Kerry Andrew’s hypnotic contemporary miniature, Apples, Plums, Cherries, through the ecstatic richness of Bruckner’s mediation on Mary’s majesty, right back to the jubilant…

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Hail, O Queen

Saturday 13th May @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place
Edinburgh, EH1 2QQ United Kingdom
£5 – £22

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 centuries, from Kerry Andrew’s hypnotic contemporary miniature, Apples, Plums, Cherries, through the ecstatic richness of Bruckner’s mediation on Mary’s majesty, right back to the jubilant…

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Hail, O Queen

Sunday 14th May @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
University of Glasgow — Chapel, University Avenue
Glasgow, G12 8QQ
£5 – £22

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 centuries, from Kerry Andrew’s hypnotic contemporary miniature, Apples, Plums, Cherries, through the ecstatic richness of Bruckner’s mediation on Mary’s majesty, right back to the jubilant…

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June 2023

Out Of Her Mouth

Friday 23rd June @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Universal Hall, The Park
Findhorn, Forres IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
£5 – £22

Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre’s biblical cantatas are extraordinary historical jewels. Written by a woman, about women, for women, they tell bold, unflinching tales about love, marriage, tragedy and adultery, each one a tiny opera in all but name. These breathtaking miniatures — in new English translations by Toria Banks — have never before been staged in the UK and will receive their Scottish premieres (more than 300 years after they were composed) in three atmospheric, fully accessible settings. Produced…

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Out Of Her Mouth

Saturday 24th June @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Platform, 253 Argyle St
Glasgow, G2 8DL United Kingdom
£5 – £22

Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre’s biblical cantatas are extraordinary historical jewels. Written by a woman, about women, for women, they tell bold, unflinching tales about love, marriage, tragedy and adultery, each one a tiny opera in all but name. These breathtaking miniatures — in new English translations by Toria Banks — have never before been staged in the UK and will receive their Scottish premieres (more than 300 years after they were composed) in three atmospheric, fully accessible settings. Produced…

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Out Of Her Mouth

Sunday 25th June @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place
Edinburgh, EH8 9SU United Kingdom
£5 – £22

Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre’s biblical cantatas are extraordinary historical jewels. Written by a woman, about women, for women, they tell bold, unflinching tales about love, marriage, tragedy and adultery, each one a tiny opera in all but name. These breathtaking miniatures — in new English translations by Toria Banks — have never before been staged in the UK and will receive their Scottish premieres (more than 300 years after they were composed) in three atmospheric, fully accessible settings. Produced…

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