Concert Diary June

Saturday 1st at 12.15pm
Lunchtime Concert
Comprising 42 members, Norwegian Choir Baerumkoret present a selection of choral works with piano accompaniment. Directed by Mr Pål Rullestad.

Saturday 1st at 5.30pm
Sounds on Saturday
Organ Favourites
Michael Harris
J.S. Bach Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541
J.G. Walther Concerto del
Signor Taglietti
Liszt Fantasia on Weinen,
Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen
Vierne Sicilienne
Vierne Carillon de Westminster

Admission by programme £5 at the door

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Sunday 2nd at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Kevin Duggan
Duruflé Prélude sur l’Introit de l’Épiphanie
Franck Pastorale
Messiaen Combat de la mort et de la vie
Duruflé Suite Op. 5: Prélude – Sicilienne – Toccata

Monday 3rd at 12.15pm
Lunchtime Concert
Mount Union Choir
From Ohio, USA, the 42‐strong choir present choral works with piano. Directed by Dr Grant William Cook.

Tuesday 4th at 8pm
Song Recital

Ryan Young Fiddle
David Foley Guitar/Flute

The Friends of the Music of St Giles’ Cathedral in association with Live Music Now Scotland, present a programme of traditional music from award‐winning artists Ryan Young and David Foley. After graduating with first class honours in Scottish Music from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Ryan Young has exploded on to the traditional music scene, recently headlining Celtic Connections in 2018. As well as guitar and flute, David Foley also plays bodhrán as a long‐standing member of the multiaward‐ winning Scottish folk band RURA. Come along to this special concert to grab a taste of where traditional music comes from, and to see where it is headed.

Admission by programme £6 at door.

Saturday 8th at 12.15pm
Lunchtime Concert
Østre Gausdal Sangkor
The 25‐member choir from Norway present an exciting array of music from Norwegian and other European composers.
Directed by Dr Grant William Cook.

Sunday 9th at 6pm

St Giles’ at Six
The Grange Ensemble
English Music for Clarinet and Strings
Finzi Five Bagatelles, Op. 23
Bliss Clarinet Quintet

Saturday 15th at 11am
Sing for Water Choir

Join this impressive choir of 200 volunteers in kickstarting their epic ‘Sing for Water’ journey around Edinburgh, raising money for Water Aid. After starting their day at St Giles’, the choir will move on to sing in various locations in central Edinburgh throughout the day in order to raise money for the charity.
Directed by Ali Burns.

Entry is free, but donations are highly encouraged!

Sunday 16th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Adam Heron & Aïda Lahlou
Piano Duo
Mozart Sonata for Piano
FourHands in B‐flat major, K.358
Debussy Petite Suite
Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals

Wednesday 19th at 12.15pm
Lunchtime Concert
Faith Builders Chorale
The 44‐member choir present a cappella choral music from home and abroad: from early American hymn tunes and Spirituals to classic and contemporary anthems, from the music of South Africa to the stirring and uplifting music of Ivo Antognini and Carl Schalk. Directed by Brandon Mullet.

Friday 21st at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert

William Thomson Piano
The upcoming pianist/composer from Lancashire, plays pieces from his new album of contemporary piano works in the style of Yann Tiersen and Ludovico Einaudi.

Friday 21st at 8pm
London Concertante

Vivaldi – The Four Seasons by Candlelight
Mozart Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364
Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Tickets: £19‐£29 from

Sunday 23rd at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six

The Epworth Mission Singers
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord Epworth United Methodist Church, Franklin,Tennessee.
Directed by Ricardo King.

Thursday 27th at 12.15pm
Lunchtime Concert

Bellevue Youth Choirs
The touring Choir from Washington, USA, perform 20th and
21st century choral works. Directed by Darcy Morrissey.

Friday 28th at 8pm
St Giles’ Cathedral Choir

Choral Classics
Jordan English Organ
Michael Harris Master of the Music
Join St Giles’ Cathedral’s resident choir in this uplifting concert of choral classics featuring Rheinberger’s Mass in E flat and Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayer amongst others. In aid of the choir’s 2019 tour to Jersey, Guernsey and Caen.

Admission £10, students £5, available at the door.

Saturday 29th at 12.15pm
Lunchtime Concert

Salisbury Presbyterian Church Choir
The 40‐strong choir from Virginia, USA, present an exciting concert of choral works, featuring hand‐chimes, flute and guitar. Directed by Mark Patterson

Saturday 29th at 7.30pm
Inchcolm New Music Ensemble

King Music Director
This exciting concert presents a cycle of Scottish music compositions all recently composed, punctuated and inspired by the ‘Inchcolm Antiphoner’, the plainchant written over 1000 years ago by the monks of Inchcolm – an island in the river Forth.

The Inchcolm New Music Ensemble is seen as the flagship of music making at Heriot‐Watt, reflecting the cutting edge of science and technology for which Heriot‐ Watt is celebrated, and the ensemble provides opportunities for playing, composing and improvising at the knife‐edge of contemporary music making.

Tickets £6 on the door.