May 2022 Concert Diary

Sunday 1st at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Tom Wilkinson – organ
J.S. Bach Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C BWV 564
J.S. Bach Partita divers sopra ‘Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig’ BWV 768
Guilmant Paraphrase sur un Chœur de Judas Macchabée de Händel
Guilmant March upon a theme of Handel

Entry is free, with optional donation.
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Monday 2nd at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
Francis Holland School Junior Choir perform a free afternoon concert at St Giles’ Cathedral.


Tuesday 3rd at 7pm
Evening Concert Series
Polish National Day – Constitution Day concert
Presenting the musical story of Feliks Janiewicz, organised to highlight the Consulate’s solidarity with Ukraine. Book here

The Violin Consort:
Zbigniew Pilch – violin skrzypce
Radosław Kamieniarz – violin skrzypce
Piotr Chrupek – viola altówka
Bartosz Kokosza – cello wiolonczela

The Violin Consort quartet was founded by four friends, who are also the best Polish musicians specializing in historical music. The name of the ensemble refers to the 16th-century practice of creating families of homogeneous instruments called consortas. The ensemble has in their repertoire music from XVI century consort and dance music to works of XXI century composers. They have been playing together for over a dozen years, being at the same time active members of such groups as Wrocław Baroque Orchestra, Warsaw Chamber Opera and Wrocław Baroque Ensemble.


Wednesday 4th at 7.30pm
Evening Concert Series
TENET Vocal Artists: Thomas Tomkins @ 450  
Jordan English – organ
Jolle Greenleaf – artistic director
TENET Vocal Artists is visiting England and Scotland for a two-week tour highlighting the music of celebrated Tudor composer Thomas Tomkins. Known for his gorgeous text-painting, chromaticism, and anachronistic polyphonic writing, TENET’s performance celebrates the 450th anniversary of Tomkins’ birth, and it will feature vocal and organ works by Tomkins and his contemporaries including William Byrd, Thomas Morley, and Orlando Gibbons in collaboration with celebrated local organists – this evening with St Giles’ Assistant Organist Jordan English.

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


Friday 6th at 8pm
Evening Concert Series
London Concertante
London Concertante present an evening of candlelit music, featuring Vivaldi, Bach, and more.

Tickets: £24-£42, available at


Saturday 7th at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
Join The Noteables Choir from Dunfermline for an afternoon of choral and traditional music with a Scottish theme. Free admission.


Sunday 8th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
The International Poet
Laura Snowden Breton Fantasy on Ye Jacobites 
Stevie Lawrence The Lea Rig
Savourna Stevenson The Deil’s Awa wi’ the Exciseman & Ye Banks and Braes O’ Bonny Doon
Amit Anand John Anderson, My Jo
Francesco Leineri The Betrayed Melody (after Robert Burns)
Stevie Lawrence My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
Vasily Antipov Whare hae ye been sae braw, lad?(Fantasia on a Theme by Robert Burns)
Celso Machado Auld Lang Syne Samba
Roberto Kuhn Versluys Ae Fond Kiss

Entry is free, with an optional donation.
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Saturday 14th at 5.30pm
Sounds on Saturday
Michael Harris – organ
Faulkes Grand Choeur in D
J.S. Bach Prelude and Fugues in A minor BWV 534
J.L. Krebs O König, dessen Majestät
Karg-Elert Harmonies du Soir
Franck Cantabile
Hakim Variations on Two Themes

Tickets £6 from Eventbrite and at the door.


Sunday 15th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Sangstream Scots Folk Choir
Songs of Edinburgh, Lothians and Beyond
A programme of Scottish folksongs, traditional and modern.

Entry is free, with an optional donation.
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Friday 20th at 7.30pm

Evening Concert Series 
Mozart and Vivaldi 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: £19/28/38


Saturday 21st at 5.30pm
Sounds on Saturday
Jordan English – organ
Messiaen Apparition de l’église éternelle
J.S. Bach Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr BWV 662
MacMillan Kenga e Krushgve
Albert Alain Scherzo
Marco Lo Muscio New Litanies

Tickets £6 from Eventbrite and at the door.


Sunday 22nd at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
William Jewell College
Hailing from Liberty, Missouri, the William Jewell College Choir perform a selection of choral classics as part of their UK tour.

Entry is free, with an optional donation.
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Friday 27th at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
We welcome Bryn Korforening, a mixed choir from Norway, for a free afternoon concert. Celebrating their 100th anniversary, the choir will perform a programme of sacred music.


Saturday 28th at 1.30pm
Afternoon Concert Series
Septimus Choir from Denmark give a free Afternoon Concert at St Giles’


Sunday 29th at 6pm
St Giles’ at Six
Lawrence Dunn – violin
Gilmour Macleod – piano
Scandinavian Classics
Nielsen Violin Sonata No. 1 in A major
Grieg Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor

Entry is free, with an optional donation.
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