• dans un train / wagon zac

    Friday 26th April 2019 at 7.30pm

    Le Regard du Cygne, Paris

    Eléonore Lemaire, soprano/artistic concept
    Jon Stainsby, baritone
    Fabien Brandel, lute
    Vincent Leterme, piano
    Richard Dubelski, percussion/voice
    Johanne Saunier, choreographer/dancer

    Work-in-progress private performance for sponsors of this new music/theatre piece, inspired by a scene from Alexander Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago, featuring Russian romantic songs for soprano and piano and English lute songs.

    More details of the project, and an opportunity to support this project, at our crowdfunding page.

  • Bach: The Last Resort

    Saturday 11th May 2019 at 7.00pm

    St John's Cathedral, Oban

    Dunedin Consort and Players
    John Butt, director

    Kuhnau, Gott sei mir Gnädig
    J.S. Bach, Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe BWV 22
    Graupner, Magnificat
    Telemann, Siehe, es hat überwunden die Löwe
    J.S. Bach, Du wahre Gott und Davids Sohn BWV 23

    Rachel Redmond, soprano
    Jessica Dandy, contralto
    Nicholas Mulroy, tenor
    Tomáš Král, bass

    Bach’s rich musical legacy as we know it today is partly the result of a historical accident. When he applied for the position of Kantor at Leipzig’s Thomaskirche in 1722, Bach was only third choice for the post. Telemann turned the offer down after some deliberation, and Graupner was not released from his post of Kapellmeister in Hesse. ‘Since we cannot get the best, then we will have to settle for average’, the Council concluded, as it handed the title to Bach. Join us as we step back in time and explore the programme that Bach put together for this fateful application, a move that would shape the history of western music for centuries to come.

  • Bach: The Last Resort

    Sunday 12th May 2019 at 4.00pm

    The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

    Dunedin Consort and Players
    John Butt, director

    Kuhnau, Gott sei mir Gnädig
    J.S. Bach, Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe BWV 22
    Graupner, Magnificat
    Telemann, Siehe, es hat überwunden die Löwe
    J.S. Bach, Du wahre Gott und Davids Sohn BWV 23

    Rachel Redmond, soprano
    Jessica Dandy, contralto
    Nicholas Mulroy, tenor
    Tomáš Král, bass

    Bach’s rich musical legacy as we know it today is partly the result of a historical accident. When he applied for the position of Kantor at Leipzig’s Thomaskirche in 1722, Bach was only third choice for the post. Telemann turned the offer down after some deliberation, and Graupner was not released from his post of Kapellmeister in Hesse. ‘Since we cannot get the best, then we will have to settle for average’, the Council concluded, as it handed the title to Bach. Join us as we step back in time and explore the programme that Bach put together for this fateful application, a move that would shape the history of western music for centuries to come.

  • Bach: The Last Resort

    Monday 13th May 2019 at 1.10pm

    Perth Concert Hall

    Dunedin Consort and Players
    John Butt, director

    Kuhnau, Gott sei mir Gnädig
    J.S. Bach, Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe BWV 22
    Graupner, Magnificat
    Telemann, Siehe, es hat überwunden die Löwe

    Rachel Redmond, soprano
    Jessica Dandy, contralto
    Nicholas Mulroy, tenor
    Tomáš Král, bass

    Bach’s rich musical legacy as we know it today is partly the result of a historical accident. When he applied for the position of Kantor at Leipzig’s Thomaskirche in 1722, Bach was only third choice for the post. Telemann turned the offer down after some deliberation, and Graupner was not released from his post of Kapellmeister in Hesse. ‘Since we cannot get the best, then we will have to settle for average’, the Council concluded, as it handed the title to Bach. Join us as we step back in time and explore the programme that Bach put together for this fateful application, a move that would shape the history of western music for centuries to come.

  • Bach Cantatas

    Thursday 16th May 2019 at 7.00pm

    Herderkirche, Weimar

    Dunedin Consort and Players
    John Butt, director

    J.G. Walther - Organ Chorale Prelude: Jesu Leiden, Pein und Tod
    J.S. Bach, Himmelskönig, sei wilkommen BWV 182
    J.S. Bach, Organ Chorale Prelude BWV 639: Ich ruf zu dir
    J.S. Bach, Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis BWV 21

    Rachel Redmond, soprano
    Jessica Dandy, contralto
    Nicholas Mulroy, tenor
    Tomáš Král, bass

  • B Minor Mass in Leipzig

    Saturday 18th May 2019 at 8.00pm

    Thomaskirche, Leipzig

    Dunedin Consort and Players
    John Butt, director

    J.S. Bach, Mass in B Minor

    Rachel Redmond, soprano
    Ciara Hendrick, mezzo-soprano
    Jessica Dandy, contralto
    Nicholas Mulroy, tenor
    Tomáš Král, bass

  • dans un train / wagon zac

    Sunday 19th May 2019

    Saint Aupre, France

    Eléonore Lemaire, soprano/artistic concept
    Jon Stainsby, baritone
    Fabien Brandel, lute
    Vincent Leterme, piano
    Richard Dubelski, percussion/voice
    Johanne Saunier, choreographer/dancer

    Performance of this new music/theatre piece, inspired by a scene from Alexander Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago, featuring Russian romantic songs for soprano and piano and English lute songs.

  • St Matthew Passion at Tage Alter Musik Regensburg

    Saturday 8th June 2019 at 6.30pm

    Basilika St. Emmeram, Regensburg

    Ensemble Akadêmia
    Françoise Lassere, director

    J.S. Bach, St Matthew Passion (bass soloist and consort)

    Markus Brutscher, Evangelist
    Romain Bockler, Christus
    Veronika Winter, Dagmar Saskova, soprano
    Paulin Bündgen, Mélodie Ruvio, alto
    Paco Garcia, Johannes Weiss, tenor
    David Witczak, Jon Stainsby, bass

  • Mozart and Michael Haydn at the Pinner Festival

    Saturday 15th June 2019 at 7.45pm

    Pinner Parish Church

    Pinner Festival Choir and Orchestra
    David Gould, conductor

    Michael Haydn, Requiem
    W.A. Mozart, Requiem (bass soloist)

    Tickets at the Pinner Festival website.

    Fiona Canfield, soprano
    Diana Moore, mezzo-soprano
    Anton Rich, tenor
    Jon Stainsby, baritone

  • Schubert 1828

    Monday 17th June 2019 at 7.30pm

    Snape Maltings Concert Hall

    Mark Padmore, tenor
    Roderick Williams, baritone
    Roger Vignoles, piano
    Richard Watkins, horn
    Trio Isimsiz
    Quatuor Diotima
    Chamber Choir of London

    Franz Schubert, String Quartet in G major (1st movement)
    Der Kreuzzug
    Die Sterne
    Fischerweise
    Fragment from Aeschylus
    Ständchen
    Piano Trio in E-flat
    Auf dem Strom
    Die Allmacht
    Schlachtgesang

    Schubert only once took the financial risk of mounting a concert of his own music, and it was in the last year of his life. Though the press was more interested in Paganini at the time, it sold well, and included two of his greatest masterpieces – the E-flat Piano Trio, ripe with emotional subtleties, and part of the enigmatically nuanced String Quartet in G – plus a fascinating mixture of typically jewel-like songs and unusual but delightful pieces for chorus and piano. This remarkable programme from 1828 is recreated in full.

  • Coronation Anthems in Katowice

    Friday 21st June 2019 at 7.30pm

    Sala Kameralna, NOSPR, Katowice, Poland

    Choir and Orchestra of the Academy of Ancient Music
    Richard Egarr, director

    G.F. Handel, Coronation Anthems

    Tickets at the NOSPR website.

    Georg Friedrich Handel, Zadok the Priest (Coronation Anthem I), HWV 258
    Water Music: Suite No. 2, HWV 349
    My Heart is Inditing (Coronation Anthem IV), HWV 261
    Let thy Hand be Strengthened (Coronation Anthem II), HWV 259
    Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351
    The King shall Rejoice (Coronation Anthem III), HWV 260
    Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah; Amen

  • Margaret Catchpole: Two Worlds Apart

    Friday 5th July 2019 at 7.00pm

    Britten Studio, Snape Maltings

    Ensemble Perpetuo
    Julian Perkins, conductor

    Stephen Dodgson, Margaret Catchpole: Two Worlds Apart (Guard)

    Further information at the Snape Maltings website.

    Cast includes Kate Howden, Matthew Brook, Richard Edgar-Wilson, Anna Dennis, William Wallace, Nicholas Morris, Alistair Ollerenshaw, Peter Willcock, Diana Moore, Robyn Allegra Parton, Jon Stainsby, Michael Bundy, Leonora Dawson-Bowling, Mark Saberton, Jonathan Hanley

  • Byrd and Peter Phillips at Conwy Classical Music Festival

    Sunday 21st July 2019 at 7.30pm

    St Mary's Church, Conwy

    The Marian Consort
    Rory McCleery, director

  • The Marian Consort in Avila

    Saturday 27th July 2019

    Colegio Mayor Magistral Honcala, Ávila, Spain

    Zenobia Música Semana Internacional de Canto 2019
    The Marian Consort
    Rory McCleery, director