March 2022 Concert Diary

Wednesday 2nd March – Sunday 1st May, daily
The Passion – A Series of Drawings
Jane Couroussopoulos Artist
This series of 12 drawings depicts the story of The Passion of Christ – events that begin with the Last Supper, and end with the Entombment. The drawings are made using graphite, oil bar, oil pastel, and collage. Based on passages from all four of the Gospels, each extraordinary event is presented as a still life of ordinary objects. The exhibition will be on display in the East End of the Cathedral daily through March and April.


Saturday 5th at 7.30pm
Symphonic Praise (Edinburgh)
A concert of praise and worship led by Origin Scotland’s Orchestra and Singers. Admission is free, with a retiring collection on the night.

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Sunday 6th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Michael Harris – organ
J.S. Bach Concerto in D minor BWV 596
Langlais Suite Brève
Geoffrey Atknison A Little Liturgical Suite

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Friday 11th at 7.30pm
Evening Concert Series
Vivaldi Four Seasons by Candlelight

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform a stunning selection of baroque violin and piano concertos, along with Vivaldi’s timeless classic ‘The Four Seasons’ in a hugely appealing programme designed to help you celebrate the weekend in style!

Tickets: £38/ £28/ £19


Saturday 12th at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
Loreto College Orchestra
The 47 students from Loreto College, a Roman Catholic secondary school and sixth form for girls, located near the centre of St Albans in Hertfordshire, have formed again this school term as an orchestra, a brass ensemble, and a flute choir. Today, they perform a free afternoon concert in St Giles’.


Sunday 13th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
The Pentland Singers
Ian Munro – Musical Director
The Pentland Singers will perform a selection of French music centred around the Fauré Requiem.

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Friday 18th at 7.00pm
Evening Concert Series
Edinburgh City Orchestra
Peter Le Tissier conductor
Cristina Iscenco conductor
Emily Chapman soprano
Mahler Symphony No. 4
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade
The Edinburgh City Orchestra is a new ad-hoc orchestra performing large and new orchestral works. Founded by Peter Le Tissier and Cristina Iscenco, the orchestra aims to provide a platform for high-level amateur performance, with players from local educational institutions and the broader local community.

For its first performance, the orchestra pairs two late-19th century works featuring ideas of folk tales and folk songs. Mahler’s fourth symphony builds towards the climactic Himmlische Leben finale, whilst Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade explores the tale of the 1001 Arabian Nights with a stunning orchestral palette.

Tickets: £19/ £15/ £12. Concession tickets available.
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Saturday 19th at 1.30pm

Afternoon Concert Series

The Wetherby Preparatory School Tour Choir draws its members from the school’s three different choirs, and exists to challenge the boys by tackling more substantial repertoire and offering further opportunities for performance. The choir have embarked on tours to Belgium and Vienna and in March 2019 performed on stage at Disneyland Paris. The Tour Choir has been invited to perform at several events and venues in London and beyond including turning on the Christmas Lights in Marylebone and for St Mary’s Hospital, services at St George’s, Hanover Square and a full performance of Fauré’s Requiem (SSA). Larger works include the ragazzi part of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana in Guildford Cathedral as well as the ‘urchins’ in Puccini’s La Bohème with the Kensington Symphony Orchestra at St John’s Smiths Square.

They perform a selection of choral works in this free afternoon concert.

Sunday 20th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Valeria Szervánszky & Ronald Cavaye – piano
Works for Piano Duet
Schubert “Marche Caractéristique”No. 1
Fauré “Dolly Suite”
arr. Stravinsky “The Rite of Spring”

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Friday 25th at 7.30pm
Evening Concert Series
London Concertante
Join London Concertante for a candlelit concert in St Giles’ Cathedral, featuring well-known and loved baroque pieces.

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Saturday 26th at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
Therese Salon Orchestra
Therese Salon Orchestra, founded by Peter Wardrop, perform a mix of Viennese waltzes, overtures, and miniature classics in this free afternoon concert.


Saturday 26th March – Saturday 2nd April, daily
Burns & 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 return to the landmark building and welcome German artist Michael Pendry to Scotland for his first installation with the beautiful Les Colombes (The Doves), a winding column of more than 2,000 origami paper doves which will fly the full length of St. Giles’ Cathedral, transforming the space for daytime visitors, and presenting a spectacular multi-media and light display in the evenings. Symbolizing love, hope and kindness, Les Colombes encourages a feeling of optimism as we reflect on years past and look ahead into 2022.

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Sunday 27th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Edinburgh Music Competition Festival Recital Class Winners
The Edinburgh Music Competition Festival is held in March each year. It is open to all amateur musicians. Most of the performers are at school. This year the winners of recital classes are invited to play some of their pieces to make up tonight’s concert, offering an opportunity to showcase some of the best amateur musicians in the area. It will be a varied programme which promises to be most enjoyable.

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Thursday 31st at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
The Westbourne House Choir from Chicester perform a free afternoon concert here at St Giles’. Made up of around 45 boys and girls aged ten to thirteen, the choir leads the weekly chapel services, and they make up the chorus of the annual musical production.
They are directed today by Alexander Dichmont and Richard Allum.


Thursday 31st at 7.30pm
Burns & 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.

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