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Dunedin Consort

Winners of the 2008 Midem Baroque Award and the 2007 Classic FM Gramophone Award for Best Baroque Vocal Album for their recording of Handel's 'Dublin' Messiah (Linn CKD 285), the Dunedin Consort, under the combined Artistic Direction of John Butt, Susan Hamilton and Philip Hobbs, perform throughout Scotland and Europe.

John Butt is musical director for all larger projects and under him, the group has consolidated its existing strength in the Baroque repertoire, together with the development of the Dunedin Players as an ensemble dedicated to performance with period instruments. The group also continues to commission new pieces to complement the old: William Sweeney, Errollyn Wallen, Peter Nelson and Sally Beamish have recently written or arranged works to complement the era of George Buchanan and Song of Songs settings of Heinrich Schütz, the motets of Bach and the tercentenary of Buxtehude's death.

The Consort has appeared at festivals in Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands as well as at Edinburgh International Festival. It has worked in collaboration with ensembles including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia 21, Scottish Ensemble, Mr McFall's Chamber, Paragon Ensemble, Florilegium, La Serenissima and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, has appeared on the major BBC television channels, and been broadcast on Radio 3 and BBC Scotland.

Continuing to work with Linn records, in 2008 the Dunedin Consort & Players released Bach's last performing version, c.1742, of the St Matthew Passion (Linn CKD 313) and Handel's Acis and Galatea, was released in November 2008.

events in 2009 with Dunedin Consort
  Date Day Time Location Event Details
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9Mon 7.30 pmAberdeenDunedin Consort Singers and Players