Past Concerts

Brahms - A German Requiem

Brahms - A German Requiem

17 Jun 2017

Saturday 17 June 2017 at 7.30pm
Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

A performance of Brahms' magnificent Requiem, prefaced by Holst's delicate Seven Part Songs.

British Choral Icons - Berlin Tour

British Choral Icons - Berlin Tour

02 Apr 2017

2 April 2017
Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Berlin at 5.00pm


3 April 2017
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin at 7.00pm

British Choral Icons

British Choral Icons

26 Mar 2017

A programme of a cappella music celebrating the wealth of British choral music. Featuring works by British choral icons including MacMillan, Tavener, Holst, Purcell and Howells.

Christmas at Greyfriars 2016

Christmas at Greyfriars 2016

10 Dec 2016

The Edinburgh Singers' annual Christmas concert of festive delights at Greyfriars Kirk.

Rachmaninov All-Night Vigil

Rachmaninov All-Night Vigil

12 Nov 2016

Rachmaninov's breathtakingly beautiful unaccompanied setting of the eastern Orthodox Vespers and Matins.

Mozart Great Mass in C Minor

Mozart Great Mass in C Minor

25 Jun 2016

The Edinburgh Singers' first orchestral concert since the appointment of Musical Director Alistair Digges in February 2015. Featuring esteemed trumpet player Mark O'Keeffe, and soloists Catriona Clark, Megan Read, Jamie MacDougall and James Arthur.

Hail, gladdening light

Hail, gladdening light

19 Mar 2016

A programme of heavenly a cappella music spanning five centuries, featuring works by Tallis, Allegri, Mendelssohn, Holst and Whitacre.

Performed on Saturday 19 March at Old St Paul's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh, and on Sunday 20 March at the Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling.

Christmas at Greyfriars 2015

Christmas at Greyfriars 2015

12 Dec 2015

The Edinburgh Singers annual Christmas at Greyfriars concert at Greyfriars Kirk, with guest conductor Philip Redfern.

Augmented Beauty: a concert with London Oriana Choir

Augmented Beauty: a concert with London Oriana Choir

14 Nov 2015

Augmented Beauty, a special collaborative concert between The Edinburgh Singers and London Oriana Choir. Under the direction of Alistair Digges and critically acclaimed conductor Dominic Peckham.

Come and Sing

Come and Sing

19 Sep 2015

The Edinburgh Singers were delighted to invite singers of all ages and abilities to Come and Sing Fauré's Requiem with us on Saturday 19 September 2015 at St Cuthbert's Parish Church, to raise funds for CLIC Sargent.

La Nouvelle Alliance - Paris Tour

La Nouvelle Alliance - Paris Tour

28 Jun 2015

Three choral performances to celebrate 720 years of The Auld Alliance between France and Scotland, performed in Église Saint-Sulpice, The American Cathedral and La Madeleine, Paris, conducted by Alistair Digges.

Scotland at Night

Scotland at Night

13 Jun 2015

Choral music by Scottish composers, including James MacMillan, Edward McGuire and Tom Cunningham, and featuring a newly-commissioned piece by Gordon Cree. Under the baton of Alistair Digges and with John Kitchen at the organ, in Old St Paul's Episcopal Church.

Made in America

Made in America

18 Apr 2015

Alistair Digges' debut as Musical Director of The Edinburgh Singers - A celebration of choral music from the USA, including pieces by Aaron Copland, Morten Lauridsen, Samuel Barber, Eric Whitacre and Jerome Kern. With the American baritone Whitaker Mills, organist Morley Whitehead and pianist Justin Nash.

Christmas at Greyfriars 2014

Christmas at Greyfriars 2014

13 Dec 2014

"Christmas at Greyfriars", with Henry Wallace at the organ, under the baton of John Gormley. Featuring well-known seasonal favourites as well as some less familiar Christmas pieces. Carols, mulled wine and mince pies in the surroundings of Edinburgh's historic Greyfriars Kirk.

Chants Sacrés

Chants Sacrés

04 Oct 2014

On 4th October, in Edinburgh's historic Greyfriars Kirk, The Edinburgh Singers present Chants Sacrés, featuring works by Widor, Duruflé, Poulenc, and Fauré, under the baton of John Gormley.

Joyous Sounds!

Joyous Sounds!

28 Jun 2014

In Edinburgh's Canongate Kirk at 7pm, The Edinburgh Singers present a Summer Concert of Music by Palestrina, Mozart and Elgar.

Songs of Redemption

Songs of Redemption

10 May 2014

The Edinburgh Singers present a programme of music by MacMillan, Howells, Finzi and Kodály, at 7.30pm in the beautiful surroundings of St Cuthbert's Parish Church, Lothian Road.

Gloria and a Feast of Christmas Music

Gloria and a Feast of Christmas Music

14 Dec 2013

The Edinburgh Singers present an evening of festive music, featuring John Rutter's Gloria and John Tavener's Hymn to the Mother of God, along with well-known seasonal favourites and some less familiar music to the sound of Organ and Brass. A choral celebration of Christmas at 7:30 in the historic Greyfriars Kirk.

Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer

Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer

05 Oct 2013

5 October 2013 in Edinburgh's Canongate Kirk at 7:00.
Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer (Love Song Waltzes), with four-hands-on-a-piano accompaniment, plus part-songs by Elgar, Finzi and Vaughan-Williams.

Performed by The Edinburgh Singers - registered members of Making Music

Haydn 'Nelson Mass'

Haydn 'Nelson Mass'

25 May 2013

Haydn's 'Nelson Mass' and Mozart's 'Solemn Vespers'. Saturday 25 May 2013, Greyfriar's Kirk , 7.30pm.

Performed by The Edinburgh Singers - registered members of Making Music

Sunday Worship: Dr Livingstone

Sunday Worship: Dr Livingstone

28 Apr 2013

From Cramond Kirk in Edinburgh, marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of explorer and missionary David Livingstone. With the Kirk Choir and the Edinburgh Singers, conducted by John Gormley.

Bach 'Magnificat', and Carols for All

Bach 'Magnificat', and Carols for All

15 Dec 2012

The Edinburgh Singers present an evening of festive music, featuring Bach's 'Magnificat' and a selection of traditional carols. Greyfriars Kirk , Sat 15 December 2012, 7.30pm.

Fauré and Langlais

Fauré and Langlais

03 Nov 2012

Fauré's 'Requiem' & Langlais' 'Messe Solennelle'. At Greyfriar's Kirk.

Byrd and Vivaldi

Byrd and Vivaldi

23 Jun 2012

William Byrd's Mass for Four Voices and Mass Propers for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, and Vivaldi's Gloria. At St Cuthbert's Parish Church, Lothian Road.

A Diamond Jubilee

A Diamond Jubilee

04 Jun 2012

A celebration of 60 years of The Edinburgh Singers, linked with the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen of Scots, singing Elgar part-songs on the steps of the Usher Hall.

Songs of Springtime

Songs of Springtime

17 Mar 2012

A celebration of Spring and the beautiful Elgar Part-songs in the Church of St Cuthbert's, Lothian Road and a tea-time concert.

Illuminare

Illuminare

17 Dec 2011

The Edinburgh Singers presented their Christmas Concert in the beautiful Church of St Cuthbert's Lothian Road - featuring music by Praetorius, Whitacre, and others, as well as traditional carols.

Coronation Anthems

Coronation Anthems

17 Jun 2011

The Edinburgh Singers present an evening of popular Baroque and Classical music, featuring the thrilling Zadoc the Priest.

Durufle Requiem

Durufle Requiem

02 Apr 2011

The superb setting of the Requiem Mass by organist and composer Maurice Durufle, in St Cuthbert's Church.

O Holy Night

O Holy Night

11 Dec 2010

The award-winning Edinburgh Singers presented an evening of angelic festive music, featuring well-known favourites and some less familiar music in a choral celebration of Christmas in the historic Greyfriars Kirk

Sunday Worship: Advent

Sunday Worship: Advent

28 Nov 2010

A Vision for City People. Live from Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, with Greyfriars Choir and the Edinburgh Singers.

Songs of Farewell

Songs of Farewell

26 Jun 2010

The award-winning Edinburgh Singers present the music of some of the 20th century's greatest composers with a series of unaccompanied works in the beautiful setting of Greyfriars Kirk.

I Was Glad

I Was Glad

27 Mar 2010

John Gormley directs the choir in a concert of 20th-century sacred works: Vierne's 'Messe Solennelle', Walton's 'The Twelve' and Vaughan Williams' 'Five Mystical Songs'. At St Mary's Cathedral

The Mystery of Christmas

The Mystery of Christmas

19 Dec 2009

The award-winning Edinburgh Singers present their annual Christmas concert from St Cuthbert's Church in the heart of Edinburgh with a programme featuring music from Howells, Lauridsen and Poulenc, as well as traditional festive song and carols. An enchanting evening of beautiful music; come and explore the mystery of Christmas.

Sunday Worship: Calvin

Sunday Worship: Calvin

12 Jul 2009

From Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh, marking the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin, the French reforming theologian whose influence led to Scotland being called a Calvinist country.

Elijah

Elijah

27 Jun 2009

The Edinburgh Singers present Mendelssohn's dramatic oratorio Elijah, in the beautiful setting of Greyfriar's Kirk, Edinburgh. Featuring soloists from Scottish Opera and Opera North and players from the RSNO and BBCSCO

Songs of Praise: Scottish Bible Society

Songs of Praise: Scottish Bible Society

10 May 2009

The Scottish Bible Society is celebrating its bicentenary, and joined the congregation of St Michael's Linlithgow, and the Edinburgh Singers, to celebrate.

Beethoven's 9th

Beethoven's 9th

29 Mar 2009

The "Choral" Symphony is the final complete symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven. On Saturday 28th March 2009 in the Caird Hall, Dundee, and Sunday 29th March 2009 in St Cuthbert's Edinburgh, The Edinburgh Singers collaborated with the Dundee Symphony Orchestra to perform this sublime work, alongside Vaughan Williams' "Serenade to Music".

Navidad Nuestra

Navidad Nuestra

13 Dec 2008

Greyfriars Kirk plays host to a mix of traditional and familiar Carols,
plus Ariel Ramirez’s Navidad Nuestra and four beautiful motets from Francis Poulenc.

Songs of Praise: Advent

Songs of Praise: Advent

30 Nov 2008

For Advent Sunday Sally Magnusson visits St Michael's Church Linlithgow. Music includes Advent favourites, with performances by The Edinburgh Singers.

Remembrance Service

Remembrance Service

09 Nov 2008

Kevin Franz explores the poetry of the First World War and how it speaks to us still. Featuring the Edinburgh Singers and organist Morley Whitehead at Morningside Parish Church.

Mass in B Minor

Mass in B Minor

22 Jun 2008

The Edinburgh Singers performed Bach's B Minor Mass at St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh.

Sunday Worship: Fathers' Day

Sunday Worship: Fathers' Day

15 Jun 2008

A service from Morningside Parish Church, Edinburgh, led by Rev Gillean Maclean.

Radio 3 Choir of the Year

Radio 3 Choir of the Year

27 Apr 2008

The Edinburgh Singers was a winner in the adult category of the Area Selection Stage for the prestigious BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year competition, held at The Queens Hall, and awarded "Choir of the Day".

Songs of Praise: Scottish History

Songs of Praise: Scottish History

20 Apr 2008

Sally Magnusson takes a trip through Scottish history. With David Steel and Sir Alex Ferguson With music from Greyfriars Kirk from the Dunedin Consort, and the Edinburgh Singers.

Vivaldi Gloria

Vivaldi Gloria

01 Mar 2008

A programme of music for Spring, including Vivaldi's Gloria. At St Cuthbert's Parish Church, Lothian Road.

Ben Dorain

Ben Dorain

19 Jan 2008

The Edinburgh Singers joined with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera Chorus and Glasgow University Chapel Choir in the World Premiere of Ronald Stevenson's choral symphony "Praise of Ben Dorain".

On Bethlehem Down

On Bethlehem Down

15 Dec 2007

The Edinburgh Singers' annual concert of seasonal compositions and Christmas carols at Greyfriars Kirk

Songs of Praise

Songs of Praise

25 Nov 2007

Sally Magnusson introduces music from The Dunedin Consort and The Edinburgh Singers in Edinburgh's historic Greyfriars Kirk

Missae et Lux

Missae et Lux

16 Jun 2007

St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh, hosts a concert of sacred music by Beethoven, Vaughan Williams and Whitacre

Sunrise

Sunrise

24 Mar 2007

A celebration of Spring at St Andrew's and St George's, George Street, Edinburgh.

Joy to the World

Joy to the World

16 Dec 2006

The Edinburgh Singers present an evening of festive music, featuring well-known favourites and some less familiar pieces in a choral celebration of Christmas in the historic Greyfriars Kirk

Dido and Aeneas

Dido and Aeneas

24 Jun 2006

The beautiful terraced gardens of Abbey House, Culross are the setting for an outdoor concert performance of Henry Purcell’s opera.

Israel in Egypt

Israel in Egypt

17 Jun 2006

A performance of Handel's oratorio, in St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral

Les Fleurs et les Arbres

Les Fleurs et les Arbres

18 Mar 2006

A celebration of Spring at St John's Church, Princes Street (18th March) and Perth North Church (19th March)

A Babe is Born

A Babe is Born

11 Dec 2005

The Edinburgh Singers present an evening of festive music, featuring well-known favourites and some less familiar pieces in a choral celebration of Christmas in Perth North Church (11th December) and Greyfriar's Kirk, Edinburgh (17th December).

Creation and Te Deum

Creation and Te Deum

18 Jun 2005

Greyfriars Kirk is the venue for a performance of fine sacred music by Haydn: "The Creation", and "Te Deum"

Fauré Requiem

Fauré Requiem

01 Mar 2005

The Edinburgh Singers perform two works by Gabriel Fauré: "Requiem" and "Cantique de Jean Racine". At St Michael’s Church, Inveresk, Musselburgh

A Russian Christmas

A Russian Christmas

18 Dec 2004

Celebrate Christmas, Russian style, at St Cuthbert's Church.

Requiem and Solemn Vespers

Requiem and Solemn Vespers

01 Jun 2004

A performance of sacred music by Mozart, at the historic Greyfriars Kirk

A European Christmas

A European Christmas

20 Dec 2003

Old St Pauls' Church Edinburgh is the setting for a programme of Christmas music from all over Europe.

Petite Messe Solennelle

21 Jun 2003

A performance of Rossini's Mass in the Greyfriars Kirk

The Spirit of Christmas

14 Dec 2002

The Edinburgh Singers' annual concert of seasonal compositions and Christmas carols in the historic Canongate Kirk.

Golden Jubilee

03 Jun 2002

A Royal Jubilee concert in Princes Street Gardens featuring a performance from the Edinburgh Singers, who are also celebrating their Golden Jubilee.

St Giles at 6

01 Jul 2001

A performance at St Giles Cathedral of Fauré's Requiem, with the Philomusica of Edinburgh, conducted by Jenny Buckley.

Haydn and Telleman

23 Jun 2000

Philomusica and the Edinburgh Singers perform Telemann's Concerto for 2 Clarinets and Haydn's Mass in Time of War at the Reid Concert Hall.

A Concert for Schizophrenia

08 Nov 1996

A concert of music in aid of the National Schizophrenia Fellowship (Scotland) at Stockbridge Parish Church.

Sacred Music

01 Dec 1995

A concert of Sacred Music from late 18th and 19th Century Austria, at Greyfriars Kirk.

40th Anniversary Concert

40th Anniversary Concert

21 Jun 1992

A Concert of Bach and Duruflé at Greyfriars Kirk to celebrate 40 years of The Edinburgh Singers.

Music for a Royal Occasion

25 Jun 1989

To celebrate the Official Birthday of the Queen, The Edinburgh Singers Choir and the Scottish Concert Orchestra perform a concert of Handel, Vivaldi and Mozart, at the Queen's Hall.

Requiem and Gloria

26 Jun 1988

The Edinburgh Singers perform two of the best-loved choral works: Fauré "Requiem" and Vivaldi "Gloria", at the Queen's Hall.

Annual Concert

07 Jun 1984

A concert of traditional and classical songs, at St Cuthbert's Halls