Dunedin Consort

St John Passion Recording

Record Bach's St John Passion providing a new perspective that includes participation of a congregational choir in the chorales thus reviving the appropriate context for this masterpiece. The project will generate employment opportunities for our musicians and strengthen the ties with our audience.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

Registered Charity in Scotland (SC025336)

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  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment




Bach's Passions represent one of the cultural pillars in the Western European music tradition. There are key elements of the connection between the roots of these performances and its present cultural significance have largely been lost. Dunedin specialises in the provision of early and contemporary music. There are few opportunities for artists and audiences in this field in Scotland.


John Butt's research has provided the context necessary to This project will provide the backbone from which we will be able to reconnect with that cultural heritage in an enhanced and meaningful manner. It will recreate the use of a congregational chorus in the chorales engaging with our audience. A recording project enables us to generate employment opportunities for our musicians in Scotland and abroad allowing us to disseminate Scottish musical excellence and develop the growth of Dunedin