Guitarist Sean Shibe takes centre stage in this folk-inspired programme, which traces the roots of the Scottish-Canadian diaspora in music from the Renaissance to the present day.
From the exquisite delicacy of the Scottish lute manuscripts and Dowland’s heart-rending Lachrimae, we course through Purcell and Geminiani to meet Sir James MacMillan’s timeless From Galloway and Linda Catlin Smith’s Sinfonia – united by their irresistible blend of modernism and folksong. And at its zenith, modern guitar meets gut strings in a brand- new guitar concerto from the award-winning Canadian composer, Cassandra Miller.
Various Straloch and Rowallan Scottish lute manuscripts
John Dowland Lachrimae
Henry Purcell Fantasia à 4, Z 738
Henry Purcell In Nomine à 7, Z 747
Francesco Geminiani Sonata No. 3, ‘The last Time I came o'er the Moor
James MacMillan From Galloway
David Fennessy Rosewoods I & V
Linda Catlin Smith Sinfonia
Cassandra Miller Chanter
John Butt director
Sean Shibe lute and guitars
Pre-concert talk with Sean Shibe, 6.30pm - free but ticketed
This concert is part of the Dunedin Consort 2023/24 season which includes Songs of Wars I Have Seen, Matthew Passion, John Passion, Sean Shibe meets Dunedin Consort, Messiah, Leipzig 300, Čičić directs Vivaldi and the Scattered Rhymes Choral Tour. Book for four or more events and save 20%.
"Shibe sustains a world of intensity and introspection through playing that buzzes with vitality. The attention to detail in his playing is breathtaking."