St Giles’ plays host to a variety of events, from music concerts to lecture series and art exhibitions. We also host a number of civic and national services, such at the Kirking of the Parliament at the beginning of each new Scottish Parliamentary term. Details of our events will appear below.

Following the success of our spring series, St Giles’ Cathedral will be opening its doors for a summer Sounds on Saturday recital series starting on 24th July. All recitals begin at 5:30pm and will last around 45 minutes.

Saturday 31st July at 5.30pm

Jordan English

Buxtehude Praeludium in G minor BuxWV 149
Messiaen Le Banquet Celeste
Preston Alleluyas
Karg-Elert Clair de lune
Langlais Trois Méditations sur La Sainte Trinité

Saturday 7th August at 5.30pm

Michael Harris – Organ

Franck Choral III
J.S.Bach Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn BWV 648
J.S.Bach Fuga sopra il Magnificat BWV 733
Morandi Introduzione, Tema con variazioni e Finale
Wagner arr. Lemare Overture Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Saturday 14th August at 5.30pm

Jordan English – Organ

J.S.Bach Prelude and Fugue in C minor BWV 549
Cochereau Berceuse à la mémoire de Louis Vierne
Howells Master Tallis’ Testament
Baker Evocation I
Vierne Final (Symphonie VI)

Tickets: £6 available online at:


Information about church services at St Giles’ can be found on our Worship page. We also have a dedicated page for the Friends of the Music, a registered charity which supports musical activities at St Giles’. Otherwise, please see below for our calendar of upcoming events.

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With special thanks to Peter Backhouse for the photography used throughout this website