Concert Diary May


Saturday 2nd at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
Notables Community Choir
The Notables Community Choir return to St Giles’ for our Afternoon Concert Series. Hailing from Fife, join them for this free concert with a taste of home.

Sunday 3rd at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Organ Recital
Hans Uwe Hielscher
Tambling Suite for Organ
Callahan Highland Cathedral
Zwart Fantasia on A Mighty Fortress
Pasini Cantabile
Gershwin arr. Hielscher Rhapsody in Blue

Tuesday 5th at 7pm
Evening Concert Series
Polish Consulate Concert
Free concert in celebration of Polish National Day

Friday 8th at 8pm
Evening Concert Series
Piccadilly Sinfonietta
Tickets for this concert are valid for Friday 25th September. If you have any queries, please contact
The stunning musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Vivaldi’s timeless classic, in a hugely appealing programme designed to help you celebrate the weekend in style!

Saturday 9th at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
Irene Ninno
Irene Ninno is a young Italian pianist who began studying at an early age. She performs in many countries around the world, and is the artistic director of the Kronos Piano Festival.


Sunday 10th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Scottish Sinfonia Chamber Players
Howard Ferguson Two movements from Octet
Beethoven Septet Op 20

Friday 15th at 8pm
Evening Concert Series
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight
Tickets for this concert are valid for Friday 13th November. If you have any queries, please contact
London Concertante returns to St Giles’ for their ever-popular candlelight concert of Vivaldi.

Tickets £19/£26/£32

Saturday 16th at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
Lydian Singers
The Lydian Singers is a ladies choir from Dundee.  The choir has been established for almost 40 years singing a wide variety of songs in three part harmony. This will be their third visit to St Giles.  Their Musical Director is Susan Cassidy and their accompanist is Mike Ellacott.

Saturday 16th at 5.30pm
Sounds on Saturday
Romantic Favourites
Michael Harris
Gigout Grand Choeur dialogue
Franck Fantasie in A
Reger Benedictus Op 59
Jongen Chant de Mai
Hollins Concert Overture in C minor

Admission by programme £5 at the door.

Sunday 17th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Salute to Scandinavia
Lawrence Dunn – Violin
Gilmour Macleod – Piano
Nielsen Sonata No 1 in A
Grieg Sonata No 3 in C minor
Sibelius Valse Triste

Friday 22nd at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
Alessandro Conti
After completing his studies at the S. Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, Alessandro Conti continued his education abroad, completing his studies in Vienna, Helsinki and Tallinn. A pupil of Paul Barnes, Krassimira Jordan and Wolfang Watzinger for the piano, Ivan Vandor for composition, Piero Bellugi, Jorma Panula, and Paavo Järvi for orchestral conducting, he is also distinguished by his humanistic education. Active in Italy and abroad both as a soloist and conductor, his events are characterized by a diversified repertoire that extends from English virginals to contemporary music, through the great masterpieces of established tradition. Each choice of repertoire, as well as the concert program, results from a research path that includes figurative arts and literature. Join him for this free concert.

Saturday 23rd at 5.30pm
Sounds on Saturday
Baroque splendour
Michael Harris
J.L. Krebs Praeludium in C
Sweelinck Mein junges Leben hat ein End
Clérambault Suite du Deuxième Ton
J.S. Bach Prelude and Fugue in C

Admission by programme £5 at the door

Sunday 24th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
When soft voices sing
Solway Singers
Anthony Peacock – Director
John Turner – Organ
Mozart Missa brevis in G
Handel Allegro (from Concerto in B flat)
with music by Richard Shephard, Brahms, Stanford, Thiman, and Ola Gjeilo.

Friday 29th at 7.30pm
Evening Concert Series
Kearney Sings in Scotland and England
Join the Kearney High School Chorale, and their director Clayton Moyer, for their tour of the British Isles this week. Featuring uplifting and toe-tapping tunes, this evening choral concert is sure to bring a smile to your face! Free admission.

Saturday 30th at 5.30pm
Sounds on Saturday
Organ Fireworks
Michael Harris
Weitz Fanfare and Gothic March
J.S. Bach Fugue in D minor BWV 539
Franck Choral No 1 in E
Vierne Intermezzo (Symphonie III)
Lanquetuit Toccata

Admission by programme £5 at the door

Sunday 31st at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Edinburgh Experimental Musicians
John Hails – Director
Cornelius Cardew The Great Learning Paragraph 1
Lauren Redhead collagemusic
Craig Morrison Digits in Bb Ostinatos in F
Ian Sutherland Tokyo motet