Concert Diary November


Sunday 3rd at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Organ Recital
Jordan English
Du Mage Première Livre d’Orgue
Leguay Préludes IX & VI
Dufrufle Méditation
Salome Première Sonate

Saturday 9th at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
Hymers College Junior School Choir
Hymers College Junior School Choir comes from Hull, East Yorkshire. The choir, which is un-auditioned, is one of three choirs in the Junior School and consists of children who are in Year 6 – aged 10 and 11. In 2013 a choir from the school were Runners-Up in the BBC Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year competition, appearing on national television. They have also qualified as finalists in the Barnardo’s National Choir competition for the last eight years, singing at the Barbican and the Royal Festival Hall in London. In 2016, the choir was privileged to sing alongside Aled Jones as part of his Cathedral Tour. They enjoy singing a range of repertoire, from hymns and inspirational songs to songs from shows, and are led by Tracey Redhead, Head of Junior School Music.

Sunday 10th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Neil Mantle – Horn
Gillian Gray – Piano
Rheinberger Horn Sonata. Together with works by Strauss, Granados and Büsser.

Wednesday 13th at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
Edinburgh Napier Music Students
Edinburgh Napier University music students perform select works.

Friday 15th at 8pm
Evening Concert Series
London Concertante: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight
London Concertante return to St Giles’ for a special performance of Vivaldi’s infamous Four Seasons, by candlelight. Join them at 8pm (Doors open 7.30pm). Tickets available online from or on the door at £29, £25, £19. A Candlelight Concerts Ltd. event.

Saturday 16th at 7.30pm
Evening Concert Series
Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight
A magical evening of popular classical works performed by one of the UK’s most stunning concert pianists, Warren Mailley-Smith, a favourite of the Royal Family and Classic FM. Ticket prices tbc.

Sunday 17th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Edinburgh Napier Chamber Choir
Michael Harris – Director
Sacred and Profane
Scottish choral music from ancient to modern.

Monday 18th at 7pm
Evening Concert Series
Scottish Norwegian Advent Concert
Join musicians from Hordaland, Norway and Schola Cantorum, Edinburgh for the annual Scottish Norwegian Advent Concert. Conducted by Eric von Ibler.

Wednesday 20th at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
Edinburgh Napier Music Students
Edinburgh Napier University music students perform select works.

Friday 22nd at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
William Thomson
William Thomson is a classical pianist and composer. He began learning piano as a teenager and immersed himself in the world of classical piano and contemporary composition, going on to forge his own musical path through composition. His music has been described as melodic, minimal, cinematic and emotive and has been likened to that of Ludovico Einaudi and Yann Teirsen. Join him for this afternoon recital, where he’ll be performing contemporary minimal piano music from a new album.

Friday 22nd at 7pm
Evening Concert Series
Charity Concert: Make 2nds Count
Join Make 2nds Count, a Scottish charity raising funds to research secondary breast cancer, and support those diagnosed with it, for their Festive Concert. Join West End and Broadway leading ladies Kerry Ellis and Zoe Tyler for a magical festive evening of show stopping musical numbers performed in the stunning surroundings of St Giles Cathedral. Hosted by TV and radio personality Tom Urie and featuring all of your favourites from stage and screen alongside timeless Christmas classics to get you in the festive spirit!

Tickets £25, available at

Saturday 23rd from 1-4pm
“Blether”: Storytelling through the Ages
Inspired by this year’s Book Week Scotland theme, ‘Blether’, we’ll explore the many stories of St Giles’! In the past not every child could read and write. But – people still had lots of stories to tell! They sometimes got creative with how they could pass on a story to lots of people – not just through the written word, but also through art, like painted windows or music. How would you tell your story? All ages welcome! This event is free, or by donation.

Sunday 24th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Sangstream Scots Folk Choir
Robyn Stapleton – Director
A programme of Scottish folksongs, traditional and modern

Thursday 28th at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
William Jack
Hailing from Adelaide, William Jack is a progressive London cellist who explores multiple genres and styles of performing. His classical crossover duo (4x6music) has toured Malaysia and performed on stage at the Sydney Opera House. Join his this afternoon for a concert of solo cello pieces.

Friday 29th at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
Cristian Monti
Italian pianist Cristian Monti returns for the second time this year to perform an exciting and varied repertoire of piano music. Don’t miss this free concert.

Friday 29th at 7pm
St Andrew’s Day Lecture
Magi Gibson reflects on a lifetime of working as a poet in the community in Scotland, fostering a love of playing with words, awakening the imagination, of using writing to stand witness, to map the self and one’s community, to grow in confidence, often with people on the margins, people who felt they had nothing of importance to say, their voices would not be valued. Poetry and literature, says Magi, are a way to walk in the shoes of another, to reach across time and space, to expand our minds and our humanity. Or sometimes simply a way to relax and heal the soul.

This event is run in conjunction with Fair Saturday – 20% of the profits made will go to a local charity.If you are interested in attending this event but the ticket price is a barrier to you, we have reserved a small number of tickets for this purpose. Please send two sentences telling us what attending this event would mean to you to, with “St Andrews Day Lecture – Thistly Ribbons”.

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Saturday 30th at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
Frédéric Chopin: four ballades
Vincenzo Delli Noci started his musical studies with the Maestro Antonio Baldari at the age of 10 years. After achieving the high school diploma (classical studies) He graduated with the highest honours in the class of Maestro Adriano Cirillo at the State Musical Conservatory “N.Piccinni” in Bari, subsequently, He refined his musical development with the Maestro Roberto Cappello. After winning several piano competitions at national and international level, he has started a brilliant concert career as a soloist in various chamber formations and orchestra with the enthusiastic approval of the public and critics alike. Join him for this free afternoon concert.