Concert Diary October


Friday 4th at 12.15pm
Lunchtime Concert Series
The Joint Choir of Kopavogur 
The 60-strong Joint Choir of Kopavogur in Iceland perform choral works.
Saturday 5th at 5.30pm
Sounds on Saturday
Sing Praises!
St Giles’ Cathedral Choir
Jordan English – Organ
Michael Harris – Master of the Music

Schütz Jauchzet dem Herrn
Brahms Fest- und Gedenksprüche Op 109
Moore It is a thing most wonderful
MacMillan  Data est mihi
Pitkin As kingfishers catch fire
Boyle O sacrum convivium
Leighton Let all the world

Admission by programme £5  or at door

Sunday 6th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Organ Recital
Chris Nickol
J.S.Bach Pièce d’orgue BWV 572
Bridge Adagio in E
James MacMillan Kenga e Krushqve
Reger Benedictus Op.59 no.11
Vierne Divertissment
Maxwell Davies Farewell to Stromness
Franck Andantino in G minor
Saint-Saëns Prelude & Fugue in Eb

Thursday 10th at 12.15pm
Lunchtime Concert Series
Sonat Vox
German male-voice choir Sonat Vox perform unaccompanied sacred choral works and German folk songs. Directed by Justus Merkel.

Friday 11th at 8pm
Evening Concert Series
London Concertante: ‘Vivaldi by Candlelight’
London Concertante return to St Giles’ to perform their ever-popular ‘Vivaldi by Candlelight’ concert. Join them at 8pm (Doors open 7pm). Tickets available online from or on the door at £29, £25, £19. A Candlelight Concerts Ltd. event.

Saturday 12th at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
Adrian Lord
Join Cheshire composer and pianist Adrian Lord, to hear him perform pieces from his uplifting and joyful “Sky Blue Piano” album, recorded along the inspirational Scottish west coast. He will also be playing music from his debut album “Journey – Twelve Romances for Piano”.

Sunday 13th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Amabilia Ensemble
Andoni Santoyo-Brown – Director
Händel Overture and Se Pieta from Giulio Cesare
Schubert Symphony No 5 in Bb Major

Wednesday 16th at 8.30pm
Evening Concert Series
Scottish Ensemble
Baroque: Take Two

The UK’s leading string orchestra, Scottish Ensemble, joins forces with outstanding harpsichordist Jonathan Cohen (Arcangelo, Les Violons du Roy) for this concert of rich, vivacious Baroque music – with a twist. Performing each half of the concert in a different venue – the secular (Signet Library) and the spiritual (St. Giles), you’ll be able to notice how your surroundings affect the way you listen. With two performance options, you can choose to start your journey at the Signet Library, or here at St. Giles – the choice is yours!

Performance One: 7.15pm
(Starts at Signet Library, second half at St Giles’ Cathedral)

Performance Two: 8.30pm
(Starts at St Giles’ Cathedral, second half at Signet Library)

Tickets: £17 – £5 (concessions)
0131 668 2019

Thursday 17th at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
Le Voix de Nice and Choeur de la Roche

For this giant afternoon concert, St Giles’ is lucky to host almost 100 members from two French choirs – Les Voix de Nice and Choeur de la Roche. Come along for what promises to be a spectacle of scale not often seen in the Afternoon Concert Series.

Sunday 20th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Philomusica of Edinburgh
Peter and the Wolf

Philomusica of Edinburgh perform the classic childrens’ story – Peter and the Wolf – by Prokofiev, narrated by Judith Bowers from the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall in Glasgow.

The programme will also include music from popular films including Frozen and Harry Potter.

Thursday 24th at 1.30pm *CANCELLED*
Afternoon Concert Series
Bach: The Art of Fugue

Formerly an organ scholar at St. Andrews University, Mark Spalding is currently organist at Barry Parish Church. A recitalist on piano and organ, he founded ensemble Mars in Aquarius in 2015. This afternoon, he presents Selected Fugues & Canons from J.S. Bach’s The Art of Fugue BWV1080.

Sunday 27th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Waverley Consort
Robert Dick – Director
Mozart Violin Concerto no 5 in A major K219
Mozart Symphony in F major K19a (Anh.223)
Mozart Symphony in F major “No 43” K76/42a