June 2022 Events Diary

Saturday 4th at 5.30pm
Sounds on Saturday
Bright Horizons
A festival of music celebrating new works for choir and brass, featuring the Choir of St Giles’ Cathedral (Edinburgh), Eclectic Voices (London), and Carnyx Brass.
Ralph Vaughan-Williams O Clap Your Hands
Matthew Rooke Bright Horizons
Benjamin Britten Choral Dances from Gloriana
Helen Beauchamp Hope/Light
Anthony Holborne arr. Peter Thornton Dances from the court of Queen Elizabeth I
Kenneth Leighton Let all the world in every corner sing
Patrick Kenny The Burning Babe
Morten Laurisden O Magnum Mysterium
Brendan Musk Release From Darkness
John Rutter Gloria

Tickets £10 (students £5, accompanied children free) from Eventbrite and at the door.

Sunday 5th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Alexander Ffinch – organ
J.S. Bach Pièce d’Orgue BWV 572
Herbert Howells Master Tallis’s Testament from Six Pieces for Organ
Jonathan Dove The Dancing Pipes
Charles-Marie Widor Andante Sostenuto from Symphonie Gothique
Tchaikovsky (arr. Ffinch) Danse des Petits Cygnes from Swan Lake Op. 20
Duruflé Prélude et Fugue sur le Nom d’ALAIN
Entry is free, with an optional donation.
To book, go to www.eventbrite.co.uk

Tuesday 7th at 8pm
Evening Concert Series
Tree O’Reeds
Ruaridh Bakke – clarinet
Will Gold – bassoon
Gaynor Gowman – oboe
A concert of music for oboe, clarinet and bassoon from this dynamic young Glasgow-based reed trio. Tree O’Reeds emerged during the Covid pandemic, with a strong desire to play and bring music to people. They arrange traditional music, as well as opera and symphonic repertoire, to offer a rich musical experience to their audience.

In association with Live Music Now Scotland.
Tickets £6 from www.eventbrite.co.uk or at the door

Thursday 9th at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
Pearl Singers is the premier choir at Pearl High School in Pearl, Mississippi. Pearl Singers, founded in the 1960s, has a rich history of superior performance ratings in both district, state, and national festivals.  They have toured England, France, Germany, Austria, and Italy.  This group has been selected to perform in Carnegie Hall in New York on several occasions. They are directed by Angie Rawls.

Friday 10th at 8pm
Evening Concert Series
London Concertante
Join London Concertante, one of the UK’s finest chamber ensembles, for a candlelit concert, with a programme of music from baroque to contemporary.

Tickets: £24-£42, available at www.londonconcertante.com

Sunday 12th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Silviya Mihaylova – piano
Nikola Kyosev – flute
Massenet/Taffanel Meditation from Thaïs
Bach Sonata in G minor BWV1020: I. Allegro; II. Adagio; III. Allegro
Rachmaninov Two Romances: Lilac op. 21 No. 5; Daisies op. 38 No. 3
Enesco Cantabile et Presto
David Bennett Thomas Elegy for Tu Fu for Bass Flute and Piano
Borne-Bizet Carmen Fantasy
Rimsky Korsakov Flight of the Bumblebee
Entry is free, with an optional donation.
To book, go to www.eventbrite.co.uk

Thursday 16th at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
St Peter’s United Methodist Church Choir perform a free afternoon concert.

Sunday 19th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Morris Begg Duo
Ines Begg – Soprano
Ross Morris – Guitar
The Morris Begg Duo are a Classical soprano and guitar group comprised of 22 and 24 year old Ross and Ines. The pair are situated in Glasgow and have both previously studied undergraduate degrees at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and are now taking on a Masters programme. In 2021, the duo both had great success with Ross touring with Glyndebourne and Ines making her German Debut in Weimar. They appear this evening in association with Live Music Now Scotland.

Entry is free, with optional donation.
To book, go to www.eventbrite.co.uk


Tuesday 21st at 7.30pm

This is My Song’ 
Davis Madrigal Singers
Karen Gardias – director

Founded in 1966, the Davis Senior High School Madrigals are a Renaissance auditioned chamber choir of students from Davis, California. Performing a variety of music dating from the 15th century to the present, singers adorn costumes that interpret the dress of the upper class of late 15th through mid-16th century England. The choir doubles as an extracurricular activity and a high school course, so the director demands the best of these young musicians’ talents.

The Madrigals have continued to represent Davis as one of the top choirs in the country and the world, and the choir currently enjoys about forty performances every year. From the time-honoured tradition of The Madrigal Dinner, serving meals at Davis Community Meals, hosting choral workshops, and performing in benefit concerts, the Madrigals are committed to spreading their musical message of joy and hope through song and service.

Tonight, join them as they perform a free concert at St Giles’ Cathedral, featuring works by Lauridsen, Standford, MacMillan, and Holst, to name a few.

Friday 24th at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
The River City Chorale , an adult community choir from Sacramento, California, is composed of around 40 singers, and today they perform an afternoon concert full of choral classics.

Friday 24th at 7.30pm
Evening Concert Series
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight
The Piccadilly Sinfonietta is one of the UK’s busiest chamber orchestras and featuring spectacular soloists from all corners of the UK. Hear them perform Vivaldi’s epic masterpiece, The Four Seasons with other spectacular classics in the heart of Edinburgh at St Giles’ Cathedral.

Tickets: £32/£25/£15

Saturday 25th at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
Join Millikan High School Choir and the musical director Dr Drake York for an afternoon concert of choral classics.

Sunday 26th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Capital Concert Band
Scots Wha Hae’ – Music to Stir a Nation  
Clare Grundman The Hebrides
arr. David Knox A Scottish Folk Festival
arr. Kevin Lamb Farewell to the Creeks
Dougie Maclean Caledonia
Richard Meyer The Knights of Dunvegan
Robert Burns Scots Wha Hae
Entry is free, with an optional donation.
To book, go to www.eventbrite.co.uk

Monday 27th at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
The Allan Petker Chorale travel from the USA to join us for a free afternoon concert.

Tuesday 28th at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
The University of Nottingham’s Music Society join us as part of the Edinburgh Tour. Free admission.