Concert Diary February 2020

February

Sunday 2nd at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Organ Recital

Jens Korndoerfer
Atlanta, USA
J.S. Bach Prelude and Fuguein G BWV 541
J.S. Bach Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 659
Pamela Decker Windows of the Spirit (Scottish Premiere)
Arthur Foote Oriental Sketch Op. 41 No. 5
Guilmant Sonata No. 1 Op. 42

Sunday 9th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
The Scottish Clarinet Choir

with Nicolas Baldeyrou guest soloist
The Scottish Clarinet Choir are joined by world-renowned French clarinettist, Nicolas Baldeyrou in a programme including a world premiere composed by Stuart Rynn, Zig-Zag, plus other works by W.A. Mozart, Carl Maria von Weber, Paul Harvey, Ravel and Gordon Jacob.

Friday 14th at 7.30pm
Beethoven’s Sonata by Candlelight
Candlelight Concerts presents a Valentine’s Day piano recital in the wonderful setting of St Giles’ Cathedral.
Tickets £19/ £25, http://www.londonconcertante.com

Sunday 16th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
The Choirs of Heriot Watt University

Steve King – Conductor
Ave Maria
Settings of Ave Maria by Victoria, Biebl, Stravinsky, Bruchner and Mealor.

Monday 17th – Saturday 22nd, daily from 10am-12noon
Learning Week for Kids!
Join us every morning over the February half term break for a range of free, drop-in family crafts. Inspired by our building’s magnificent stone work and carvings, come show off your best gargoyle face and create your own special “green man” or mason mark rubbing to take home! All ages welcome. Find us at the East end of the cathedral from 10am-12 noon.

Tuesday 18th February at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
Birmingham Cathedral Choir
Birmingham Cathedral has an excellent professional Cathedral Choir of boys, girls and adults. They sing five services each week in various formations, usually including the boys at three services and the girls at two. There is no choir school so the choristers come from many different schools and their diversity reflects the diversity of the city. The Choir gives regular concerts in the Cathedral, in parish churches in the diocese and further afield. Recent destinations include Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and the Thomaskirche in Leipzig.

The Choir’s repertoire ranges from Palestrina, through Bach, Mozart and the great 19th and 20th century Anglican church composers to modern pieces commissioned by the Choir. One highlight was their 2016 collaboration with Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, singing with Tony on the download track How Good It Is. The Choir also recorded an associated CD, After the Sabbath. Other recent engagements include a broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Choral Evensong.

Hear them in this free afternoon concert in St Giles’.

Sunday 23rd at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Heriot Watt University Orchestra

Steve King – Conductor
A Beethoven Celebration
Beethoven Egmont Overture
Beethoven Symphony No. 2

Monday 24th – Saturday 29th at 1pm
Learning Week
Over the years, St Giles’ Cathedral has been fortunate enough to gather a number of knowledgeable volunteer guides through our doors. Their Cathedral lore is extensive, and their passion is infectious! We asked volunteers if they had any favourite topic they would be willing to give a specialised tour of. Every afternoon this week, we will run a tour on one facet of St Giles’ unique and varied history. From architecture to saints & sinners, something is sure to match your interest.
These tours are free but donations are welcome. To confirm your space, book at eventbrite.co.uk, or at the welcome desk.

Wednesday 26th at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
Edinburgh Napier Music students
Edinburgh Napier music students perform select works.