February 2022 Concert Diary

Postponed Saturday 22nd January – Saturday 5th February, daily Postponed
Burns and Beyond – Michael Pendry’s Les Colombes
Following a series of stunning installations in recent years for Burns&Beyond at St. Giles’ Cathedral, we are thrilled to welcome German artist Michael Pendry to Scotland for his first installation with the beautiful Les Colombes (The Doves), a winding column of more than 2,500 origami paper doves which will fly the full length of the cathedral. Symbolizing love, hope and kindness, the doves encourage a feeling of optimism as we reflect on years past and look ahead into 2022.

Tickets purchased for these dates will be moved to the reanrranged dates. For further information please visit www.burnsandbeyond.com

Cancelled Wednesday 2nd at 8pm Cancelled
Burns and Beyond
Brìghde Chaimbeul and Aidan O’Rourke
Winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Horizon Award 2019 and fresh from a global audience performance opening COP26 in Glasgow, Skye piper Brìghde Chaimbeul is one of Scotland’s fastest rising stars. Burns&Beyond are delighted to welcome her back for another special performance, beneath Michael Pendry’s stunning Les Colombes (Doves) installation in St. Giles’ Cathedral, once again in partnership with Lau’s Aidan O’Rourke, who produced Chaimbeul’s critically-acclaimed debut album The Reeling.

For information please visit http://www.burnsandbeyond.com

Cancelled Thursday 3rd at 7.30pm Cancelled
Burns and Beyond
The Choir of St Giles’ Cathedral
Wings of Peace
Burns&Beyond are proud to present The Choir of St. Giles’ Cathedral, for a very special evening of choral music Wings of Peace, performed beneath Michael Pendry’s stunning Les Colombes (Doves) installation, which sees over 2,500 paper doves fly the length of the Cathedral. Curated and produced by Michael Harris, Master of the Music, the Choir of St. Giles’ Cathedral along with organist Jordan English, will perform choral music on the themes of peace, hope and reconciliation, featuring music by Mendelssohn, Fauré, Elgar, MacMillan and Esenvalds.

For information please visit http://www.burnsandbeyond.com

Cancelled Friday 4th at 8pm Cancelled
Burns and Beyond
Rachel Newton
A special solo-acoustic performance from singer and harpist Rachel Newton, beneath Michael Pendry’s stunning Les Colombes (Doves) installation. Rachel’s music draws on poems and ballads that are hundreds of years old, working them into her contemporary compositional style to create a rich sound that is ambitious, original and unique, earning her a SAY Award 2021 shortlist nomination for her critically acclaimed album ‘To The Awe’.

For information please visit http://www.burnsandbeyond.com

Sunday 6th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Anthony Hammond -organ
César Franck Choral No.1 in E
Léonce de Saint-Martin Genèse (Symphonic Poem)
Marcel Lanquetuit Toccata en ré

To book, go to www.eventbrite.co.uk

Friday 11th at 6pm or 8:30pm
Evening Concert Series
Valentine’s Vivaldi by Candlelight
The Piccadilly Sinfonietta is one of the UK’s busiest chamber orchestras, featuring spectacular soloists from all corners of the UK. Celebrate the most romantic time of the year with Vivaldi’s epic masterpiece, The Four Seasons, plus other spectacular classics in the heart of Edinburgh at St Giles’ Cathedral.

Please note the time change to this performance. We are now offering two slots, either 6pm or 8:30pm to comply with current Scottish government guidelines. These will be shortened, hour-long performances with the 8:30pm performance a repeat of the previous 6pm one.

For further information or to contact the organizer, please go to: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/cm/valentines-vivaldi-by-candlelight/e-gvbbvy

Sunday 13th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Sinfonia Excelsior – The Orchestra of Heriot-Watt University
Handel Water Music
Satie Gymnopédie No. 1
Vaughan Williams Two Shakespeare Sketches
Grieg Symphonic Dance
Fauré Pavane
Bach Sleepers Wake
Dvořák Legends

To book, go to www.eventbrite.co.uk

Monday 14th February – Saturday 5th March
Stories Under the Arches
To celebrate Edinburgh’s spectacular literary legacy and World Book Day on 3rd March, we will be running a series of book readings and creative writing workshops at St Giles’ Cathedral. These will mostly be aimed at younger visitors, giving children and young people a chance to explore the history of the building (and the city) in a new way! Keep an eye on our website and Eventbrite page for more details closer to the time.

Monday 14th at 7.30pm
Evening Concert Series
Valentine’s Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight
Hear one of the UK’s leading concert pianists live with a stunning programme of uplifting and relaxing classics in the heart of Edinburgh at St Giles’ Cathedral.

Tickets: £32/£25/£15

Sunday 20th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Chorale Excelsior – The Choir of Heriot-Watt University
Bruckner Locus Iste
Palestrina Sicut cervus
Viadana Exaltate justi
Victoria Ave Maria
Anerio Christus factus est
Desprez Ave Maria

To book, go to www.eventbrite.co.uk

Sunday 27th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Sinfonia Chamber Players
Schubert Octet

To book, go to http://www.eventbrite.co.uk