Dunedin Consort: How Lonely Sits the City
Dunedin Consort: How Lonely Sits the City

Dunedin Consort: How Lonely Sits the City

  • Thursday 5 November

  • King's College Chapel

  • 7:30pm

  • £16.88

  • Music

‘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.’ — The Scotsman

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.

 

  • Thu 5 Nov 7:30 PM £16.88

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