Wednesday 3 May 2023

Hail, O Queen

Hail, O Queen - Dunedin Consort

The Dunedin Consort's associate director, Nicholas Mulroy, directs the group in a programme of Marian music on a tour to Aberdeen, Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow from 11 to 14 May 2023. These concerts will also see young musicians from Dunedin Consort’s Bridging the Gap programme — Laura Coppinger (soprano) and Joshua McCullough (bass) — make their first professional appearance with the a cappella consort.

The programme mixes Renaissance music by Palestrina, Jean Mouton, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Vicente Lusitano, Carlo Gesualdo with Hildegard of Bingen, more recent works by Bruckner and Rebecca Clarke and contemporary pieces by Arvo Pärt, Giles Swayne, Cecilia McDowall, Kerry Andrew, Joanna Ward, and Cheryl Frances-Hoad.

Nicholas Mulroy explains, "Some pieces seem explicitly linked to the Renaissance music we’ll sing, and others take their influences from further afield, and ask what a choir can do and how one might display devotion in music. I hope that for performers and listeners alike, it’s telling to breathe air into new and old music side by side, hearing new voices for perhaps the first time, and old things anew".

Full details from the Dunedin Consort website.

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