"The best Samson ever" by Dunedin Consort & John Butt receives award nomination
Dunedin Consort Shortlisted For A Gramophone Award
Dunedin Consort has been nominated for a Gramophone Award for its pioneering recording of Handel's Samson. It is one of sixty shortlisted recordings and one of six choral recordings which includes the best releases of the past year.
Upon release the recording was chosen as an Editor's Choice recording and then as a Critics' Choice recording by not one, but two critics, in the annual round-up of the year's best releases. Reviewer Richard Wigmore described it as Gramophone's "top recommendation: for its uniformly excellent soloists, its excitingly 'present' choral singing and, above all, its more urgent sense of theatre."
Congratulations to Dunedin Consort, John Butt and the excellent soloists: Joshua Ellicott (Samson) Sophie Bevan, Matthew Brook, Mary Bevan, Hugo Hymas, Jess Dandy, Vitali Rozynko and Fflur Wyn.