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Acis and Galatea 2014Dunedin Consort

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The 2014 Lammermuir Festival closed with a performance by the Edinburgh-based Dunedin Consort of Handel's beautiful pastoral entertainment Acis and Galatea. Before that, they gave an additional performance of the piece in the superbly intimate and atmospheric St John's Kirk in Perth.

The original version has a special sense of immediacy. It was prepared in 1718 for performance at Handel's friend the Duke of Chandos' country home, Cannons, located in the charming village of Edgware. This attractiveness was well brought out in the Consort's recording made in 2008, and three of those soloists re-assembled, with the addition of Joanne Lunn and Thomas Walker.

Performance Cast

Galatea a nymph

Joanne Lunn

Acis a shepherd

Nicholas Mulroy

Polyphemus a giant

Matthew Brook

Damon a shepherd, friend of Acis

Thomas Hobbs

Coridon

Thomas Walker

Performance DatesAcis and Galatea 2014

Map List

St John's Kirk | Perth

19 Sep, 19.30

Dunbar Parish Church | Dunbar

21 Sep, 20.00

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