Due to the ongoing status of the Coronavirus pandemic and the artists’ commitment to the health and safety of audiences and staff, we are sorry to announce that this show has been cancelled.
Owing to the changing circumstances it has not been possible to reschedule the event. Refunds will be made automatically and so there is no action required on your part. If you are able to donate to Dunedin Consort either now or once you have received your refund, you can do so here.
The performance will instead be recorded to be streamed online in November (provisionally Thursday 19th) - more details will appear on Dunedin Consort's website and social media once confirmed.
In times of isolation we find ourselves longing for community - for acts of kindness, understanding, and generosity of spirit.
Few texts seem more fitting just now than the opening of the Lamentations of Jeremiah: ‘How lonely sits the city that was full of people! How like a widow has she become, she who was great among the nations!’
As we come to terms with a prolonged period of social isolation, we reflect upon these themes in music from the Renaissance to the present day. From Orlande de Lassus’s exquisite five-part 'Lamentations' and William Byrd’s haunting 'Ne irascaris Domine' and 'Civitas sancti tui', to the contemporary voices of James MacMillan and Cecilia McDowall. A new work from Ninfea Crutwell-Reade, specially commissioned for our a cappella consort during the period of lockdown, completes the programme.
Orlande de Lassus - 'Hieremiae prophetae lamentationes (quinque vocum)'
William Byrd - 'Ne irascaris Domine' / 'Civitas sancti tui'
James MacMillan- 'Miserere'
Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade -New commission
Cecilia McDowall- 'I know that my redeemer liveth'
Plus pre-concert talk with Gareth Williams and Nicholas Mulroy.
Nicholas Mulroy: Director
Presented by Dunedin Consort
"The group’s sheer vocal elan ran through the whole eclectic programme like a thread, an exceptional evening of music, deeply thoughtful, compassionate and nourishing."
How Lonely Sits the City (cancelled)