Be part of our extraordinary journey
Be part of our extraordinary journey
To hear Dunedin Consort live is an extraordinary experience, and we want to ensure our music reaches as many people as possible. By lending us your support, you, too, can be a part of our extraordinary journey.
Our ensemble is as versatile as it is exceptional, with a variety of ways to lend support. Your donation will help fund our work both inside and outside the concert hall, supporting our wide-ranging programme of learning and participation activities, our training programmes for young artists, and of course our award-winning concerts and recordings.
Why not let us know which aspects of our work speak to you most, and which initiatives in particular you would like to support. We would love to hear from you.
For a confidential conversation about gifts, please contact us:
T: +44 131 516 3718
Dunedin Consort has long enjoyed the support of listeners in America, where our award-winning recordings have earned us a reputation as one of the world’s leading baroque ensembles.
In 2019 we gave our American performance debut, opening the Boston Early Music Festival with a performance of Bach’s Matthew Passion under the direction of Kristian Bezuidenhout. In January 2020, we return to the USA for performances in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Washington DC — and we look forward to many more visits in the years to come!
Friends in the United States can make tax-effective gifts to the Chapel & York US Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organisation, which grants funds that benefit the Dunedin Consort. Gifts to the Chapel & York US Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. You can make a donation online by using the Donate now button on this page. This will redirect you to the Chapel & York website, where you can select Dunedin Consort from the list of fund holders.
Your support will help ensure Dunedin Consort’s ongoing touring across North America and throughout the world, as well as funding our work beyond the concert hall — in education projects, outreach initiatives and artist training programmes.
Widely celebrated as one of the world’s leading baroque ensembles, Dunedin Consort is recognised for its vivid and insightful performances and recordings. Under the direction of leading Bach scholar and conductor Professor John Butt, our ambition is to make early music relevant to the present day.
With pioneering research fuelling our historically informed performances, Dunedin Consort strives to bring our listeners performances that are not only of the highest quality, but which are also compelling, innovative and alive. The ensemble has in recent years earned two coveted Gramophone Awards and a Grammy nomination. With a further three Gramophone Award nominations, three BBC ‘Building a Library’ recommendations and two Scottish Album of the Year award nominations, Dunedin Consort is the most decorated classical music company in Scotland.
From the festivals of Europe to the concert halls of North and South America, Dunedin Consort is a major presence on the international stage. At home in the UK, the ensemble is a regular at the BBC Proms, London’s Wigmore Hall and Edinburgh International Festival, while the group’s ground-breaking recordings have seen our popularity spread across the globe.
‘John Butt conducts Bach’s eternal masterpieces as though the music were the elixir of life. Silky strings, spicy winds and raucous horns gave the music a colour that any baroque ensemble would envy.’
— The Times ★★★★★
‘[Dunedin Consort] play baroque music with a vivacity few can match.’
— The Herald ★★★★
‘Joy, passion and precision… it was as though Butt and his players were rediscovering this well-known music afresh all over again, and taking their listeners with them.’
— The Scotsman ★★★★★