Concert Diary May

Saturday 4th at 12.15pm
Lunchtime Concert

The Noteables Community Choir from Dunfermline
present choral works directed by Iona MacDonald.

Saturday 4th at 5.30pm
Sounds on Saturday
Organ Favourites
Michael Harris
Mendelssohn Sonata No 3 in A, Op. 65
J.S. Bach Concerto in G, BWV 592 • Franck Cantabile
Bonnet Elfes • Boellmann Suite Gothique

Admission by Programme £5 at door

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Sunday 5th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six

Organ Recital
Chris Bragg
Rameau Suite from ‘Les Indes Galantes’
van Oortmerssen Five Chorale Preludes
Mendelssohn Three Preludes and Fugue, Op. 3

Friday 10th at 7pm
Polish National Day Celebrations
Affabre: The Chamber Singers
As part of the Polish National Day
celebrations, the Consulate General of the
Republic of Poland in Edinburgh warmly invites you to a
FREE concert by the supremely talented all‐male choir
Affabre: The Chamber Singers who will sing an eclectic
mixture of songs by Polish, British, and Scottish composers.
Known for their cheeky reputation and exquisite harmonic execution, the 6 performers of Affabre have represented Poland across the world and it is a pleasure to welcome them to St Giles’ as part of this important celebration.
Entry is free, but requires you to register for a ticket at:

Saturday 11th at 12.15pm
Lunchtime Concert
This 40‐strong choir from Haugesund, Norway, present choral works. Directed by Leive Romseland.

Saturday 11th at 5.30pm
Sounds on Saturday
Organ Fireworks
Jordan English
Alain Litanies
Franck Pastorale
Marco Lo Muscio New Litanies
Stanford Sonata Britannica

Admission by programme £5 at the door

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Sunday 12th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
The Rainbow Quintet
Lorna Young Piano
Ian Laing Violin • Alison Lucas Viola
Mary MacLeod Cello • Margaret Graham Double Bass
Schubert Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 “The Trout Quintet”

Wednesday 15th at 8pm
Southside Choir
The St Giles’ Cathedral Neighbourhood Group present the
Southside Choir from Edinburgh who will sing choral works.

Admission upon donation

Friday 17th at 8pm
London Concertante
Vivaldi Concertos by Candlelight
Vivaldi Spring & Summer from The Four Seasons
Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Cellos, RV 531
Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Violins A minor, RV 522
Vivaldi La Follia
Telemann Viola Concerto, TWV 51:G9
J.S. Bach Concerto for 2 Violins, BWV 1043

Tickets: £19–£29 from

Saturday 18th at 5.30pm
Choral Evensong
Members of the Royal School of Church Music Voices from across the UK are joined by senior representatives from RSCM Salisbury and RSCM Scotland for a special service of choral evensong.
Introit: Wood Hail Gladdening Light
Responses: Rose Psalm: 98
Canticles: Stanford in A
Anthem: Finzi God is gone up

Sunday 19th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Lawrence Dunn Violin
Gilmour Macleod Piano
A programme including sonatas by Mozart and Nielsen, Finzi
Elegy and selection from The Greatest Showman.

Monday 20th at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert
The Kapelle is Concordia: University Chicago’s premier sacred choral ensemble

Friday 24th at 12.15pm
Lunchtime Concert
Koret Mitt
The 30‐strong choir from Havar, Norway, perform choral works. Directed by Dag Eirik Orbakk.

Saturday 25th at 5.30pm
Sounds on Saturday
Organ Recital: Bach Plus
Michael Harris
Widor Allegro vivace – Symphonie V(i)
Schumann Four Sketches, Op. 58
J.S. Bach Dies sind die heil’gen
zehn Gebot’, BWV 678
J.S. Bach Prelude and Fugue in E flat,
BWV 552

Admission by programme £5 at the door

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Sunday 26th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
The Chancel Choir of Myers Park United Methodist
Church Charlotte, North Carolina
James R Jones Director of Music
Evan Wesley Currie Organist

Monday 27th at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert
CLOUDS Harp Quartet
CLOUDS Harp Quartet has been making new music together for the past ten years and has now grown into one of the most respected and groundbreaking harp ensembles in the UK. They have released three CDs of original works – Clouds, Water, and Golden Light, and this concert celebrates the release of their fourth album of new music, which is due for release in May 2019.
You can follow them on twitter at @Cloudsharpquartet and on

Tuesday 28th at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert
The Choir of the West, 32 Singers from the Pacific Lutheran University present choral music. Directed by Richard Nance.