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It’s all too easy to take Handel’s Messiah for granted. This extraordinary and enduring work has become a staple of the Christmas season, with its glorious arias and choruses ringing out in concert halls around the world. But with Dunedin Consort it never loses its magic. Performed by our lithe ensemble of just 12 singers and 15 instrumentalists, Handel’s music remains as crisp, powerful and uplifting as it was at its first performance. Christmas just wouldn’t be complete without it!

Children’s Messiah

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Fun for all the family is guaranteed in our interactive 45-minute concerts specifically devised for children which will include all the best tunes from Handel’s Messiah. You can even expect an appearance from Handel himself to introduce his most famous melodies…!

No age restriction. Adults with tickets to the evening performance of Handel’s Messiah go free to this event.

Generously sponsored by Baillie Gifford.

Yince a Paradise

Join us for a pre-concert conversation with Drew Hammond and Isobel McArthur, hosted by composer Gareth Williams at 18.30.

As COP-26 comes to Glasgow this autumn, we explore music’s relationship with nature and look at how the arts can both reflect and inspire environmental concerns. Under the guest direction of the esteemed Norwegian choral director Grete Pedersen, Dunedin’s a cappella consort perform music by J.S. Bach, James MacMillan, and Jan Sandström, with a new work by Drew Hammond and Isobel McArthur — jointly commissioned by Dunedin Consort, St Andrews Voices, The Dear Green Bothy and Music at the University of Glasgow — as the centrepiece. Journeying between Scotland and Scandinavia, this evocative programme of old and new explores the deep-seated connections between these neighbouring landscapes, and the musical themes that course between the two.

Presented as part of The Dear Green Bothy, a collaborative cultural programme from the University of Glasgow’s College of Arts showcasing creative and critical responses to climate emergency.