Concert Diary December

December

Sunday 1st at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
The Oto Collective
An Advent Meditation
Musical reflections for the beginning of the season of Advent, including:
John Tavener O, Do Not Move
Thomas Tallis Audivi, media nocte
Cheryl Frances-Hoad There Is No Rose
Allan Gravgaard Madsen Veni, veni Emmanuel

 

Tuesday 3rd at 7.30pm
Evening Concert Series
Ronald McDonald House Charities Christmas Concert
Join us for a festive evening of carols and good cheer in aid of Ronald McDonald House Charities UK. This family-friendly event will feature the upbeat and fun musical stylings of The Phoenix Choir and will help support families with a sick child in hospital. To learn more about Ronald McDonald House Charities UK, please visit www.rmhc.org.uk

 

Wednesday 4th at 7.30pm
Evening Concert Series
London Concertante: Christmas Baroque by Candlelight
London Concertante return to St Giles’ with their ever-popular ‘Christmas Baroque by Candlelight’ featuring festive favourites. Join them at 7.30pm (Doors open 7pm). Tickets available online from http://www.londonconcertante.com or on the door at £29, £25, £19. A Candlelight Concerts Ltd. event.

 

Friday 6th at 7.30pm
Evening Concert Series
London Concertante: Viennese Christmas by Candlelight
London Concertante return to St Giles’ with their ever-popular ‘Viennese Christmas by Candlelight’. Join them at 7.30pm (Doors open 7pm). Tickets available online from http://www.londonconcertante.com or on the door at £29, £25, £19. A Candlelight Concerts Ltd. event.

 

Saturday 7th at 5.30pm
Sounds on Saturday
Christmas Classics
Join St Giles’ Cathedral Choir for a concert of seasonal festive music.

Admission by programme £5 at door or in advance from http://www.ticketsource.co.uk

 

Sunday 8th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Rudsambee Company of Singers
Christmas a cappella

 

Tuesday 10th at 7pm
Evening Concert Series
Bloodwise Charity Christmas Concert
Bloodwise return for a fun-filled family Christmas concert full of all your favourite Christmas songs. The event is hosted by STV presenter Laura Boyd and will feature a mix of traditional and modern Christmas tunes performed by some of Edinburgh’s best choirs. You’ll have the chance to join in with the singing, too! On top of this musical extravaganza, you can stay refreshed with a glass of fizz and snack on a few tasty Christmas treats. Tickets: £16 adults, £5 children. Available through the Bloodwise website.

 

Friday 13th at 7.30pm
Evening Concert Series
London Concertante: Viennese Christmas by Candlelight
We welcome London Concertante again for an extra performance of the popular ‘Viennese Christmas by Candlelight’. Join them at 7.30pm (Doors open 7pm). Tickets available online from http://www.londonconcertante.com or on the door at £29, £25, £19. A Candlelight Concerts Ltd. event.

 

Sunday 15th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Organ Recital
Michael Harris
Messiaen La Nativité du Seigneur
Olivier Messiaen’s landmark 1935 meditation cycle on the mystery of the Incarnation.

 

Monday 16th at 7pm
“Sweat Your Prayers” for Shelter
The Five Rhythms group in Edinburgh are, for the 18th year, dancing to raise money for Shelter.  You are invited to join in – all welcome, no experience necessary, come and dance your prayers and dreams.  Doors open at 6.30pm, donations at the door.

 

Friday 20th at 7.30pm
Evening Concert Series
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Christmas
The Piccadilly Sinfonietta comprises some of the UK’s leading soloists and chamber musicians. This event marks their Scottish debut with some of the greatest classical music ever written under the direction of concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith. Ticket prices tbc.
Sunday 22nd at 6pm
Lessons and Carols for Advent & Christmas
St Giles’ Cathedral Choir
St Giles’ annual carol service for Advent, with music and readings reflecting the journey from Advent to Christmas.