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  • Spring 2018 Posted on 01 May 2018

    After a busy festive season - Messiahs both solo and consort, work with the St Andrews New Music Ensemble and performances of Howells, Handel, Ligeti, Mozart, Rutter, Dvorak and Bach - 2018 is busy and productive so far!

    Future engagements include:

    Barnes Choral Society 23 June: Rutter Feel the Spirit & Lambert Rio Grande

    Dunedin Consort at EIF 13 August: Handel Samson

    Late-night lieder Edinburgh Fringe recital 16 August: Schubert, Wolf and Mendelssohn solos & duets

    Southwell Music Festival 19-26 August: including solos for Bach B minor Mass

    Orkney Science Festival 5-8 September: Maxwell Davies The Birds & Schubert lieder

    Monteverdi Choir September: Verdi Requiem in Pisa

    Hans Gal & Schubert lieder recital 30 Spetember: Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

    Monteverdi Choir October: Verdi Requiem in Lucerne, Vienna, Budapest, Munich, Luxembourg & Amsterdam

    Academy of Ancient Music 17 November: Messiah in Antwerp

    Southwell Voices 21 December: Christmas Concert



    Recent reviews:

    Messiah for Edinburgh Royal Choral Union, Usher Hall


    "...The quartet of soloists were equally rigorous in their portrayal of the piece. Showing a real talent for Oratorio, mezzo-soprano Judy Brown gave a heartfelt and compelling rendition of He was despised"

    Messiah for Academy of Ancient Music, Barbican




    "The real stars of the show, however, were the AAM chorus. When there are just seventeen singers there is nowhere to hide, but no safe haven was needed."

    St John Passion with Dunedin Consort, Proms




    "...musically they certainly did not disappoint. Butt's speeds throughout were often fleet, and his singers followed him admirably and produced a series of vivid and moving performances. The great opening and closing choruses were both kept moving, yet without skating over the surface so that the deep emotions of the music was conveyed too. In the turbae, the singing was fast, furious and wonderfully vivid."



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