City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Classical


The Edinburgh Singers: British Choral Icons

Chorus Awards 2016 winners The Edinburgh Singers present a programme of a cappella music celebrating the wealth of British choral music, featuring works by MacMillan, Tavener, Holst, Purcell and Howel

Iranian Classical Concert: Darya Dadvar in Collaboration with Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Darya Dadvar is an Iranian soprano soloist and composer who incorporates jazz, blues, folk and world music into her classical opera.

A Candlelit Christmas Concert with Octavoce

Join Octavoce for an hour of Christmas entertainment. The Edinburgh based octet bring you some of your favourite carols, Christmas crooner songs and choral classics from their favourite time of year.

The Edinburgh Singers: Christmas at Greyfriars

Chorus Awards 2016 winners The Edinburgh Singers present a choral celebration of Christmas in the historic Greyfriars Kirk.

EIF 2016: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Usher Hall, Review

The Gewandhausorchester of Leipzig is one of the most established orchestras in Germany (it was the first orchestra in the world to play the complete cycle of Beethoven symphonies in 1825-26) and Herb

EIF 2016: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

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For half an hour Sarah Connolly CBE entranced us as she sung six of Alma Mahler's lieder, German romantic songs.

Organ Duets for Two to Play, St Andrew’s and St George’s West, Review

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Michael Harris has been Organist and Master of the Music of St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh since 1996 whilst his wife, Brigitte, is Director of Music at St Andrew’s and St George’s West.

Jean Rondeau, Harpsichords for St Cecilia’s, St Andrew’s and St George’s West, Review

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With the renovation of their hall well under way, The Friends of St Cecilia’s Hall brought a harpsichord to St Andrew’s and St George’s West for two recitals, each of an hour and a half.

EIF 2016: Minnesota Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

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Without a doubt the star of the concert was violin soloist, Pekka Kuusisto. I have never seen a soloist so relaxed and in command of his performance of the Sibelius Violin Concerto.

EIF 2016: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

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It was while the highly respected Walter Hussey was Dean of Chichester Cathedral that he and John Birch, the cathedral’s organist, commissioned Leonard Bernstein to write the Chichester Psalms.