Classical

Community Christmas

Submitted by edg on Sat, 19 Oct '19 7.08am

A new addition to Edinburgh's Christmas in 2019, Community Christmas takes place in twelve locations over twelve nights around Edinburgh, with a building being brought to life in each locality by winter projections.

The visuals will be accompanied by local choirs and singing groups performing festive tunes. 

Details about choirs and times are still be released, but the venues are: 

Concert: Immortal Bach

Submitted by Sarah Gore on Sun, 13 Oct '19 12.08pm

The Edinburgh Singers present the first concert of their 2019-20 season: Immortal Bach.

The focus of our concert will be Bach – JS Bach, for chorus and for cello along with other members of the Bach family as well as Bach reimagined by Knut Hystedt in the piece which gives us our concert title – “Immortal Bach”.  We will also be presenting Tavener’s emotionally charged “Svyati” and will bring our concert to a stunning close with Ēriks Ešenvalds’ “In Paradisum”.

Masses for Double Choir

The Scottish Chamber Choir, directed by Iain McLarty, opens its 2019/2020 Season with a concert of luminous music from two great British composers: Ralph Vaughan Williams and Kenneth Leighton.

Written for double choir, Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G minor (1921) and Leighton’s Mass Op 44 (1964) combine the lyricism of early English music with 20th century chromaticism and rhythmic intensity. 

The result is a timeless, reflective choral idiom, creating a sense of human fragility and of searching for consolation in a troubled world.