A Summer's Evening with Caritas Strings

A Summer's Evening with Caritas Strings

Caritas Strings from George Watson's College are returning to Canongate Kirk with a programme which spans three centuries; from Vivaldi's Winter from The Four Seasons to Warlock's Capriol Suite. 

Karlheinz Stockhausen 90th Anniversary: Intuitive Music

Karlheinz Stockhausen 90th Anniversary: Intuitive Music

Aberdeen-based ensemble marks 90th anniversary of composer Karlheinz Stockhausen and 50th anniversary of his Intuitive Music by performing selected compositions from his Aus den Sieben Tage (From the Seven Days). 

The Soldier's Tale

The Soldier's Tale

David Corkhill and the Edinburgh Festival Ensemble reunite for a special centenary performance of Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale. Rachael Liddell narrates what will be a special performance. 

Rachmaninov Vespers

Rachmaninov Vespers

The highly acclaimed Rock Festival Choir (Alnwick’s a cappella Chamber Choir) under its director Peter Brown come to the Fringe for the first time to sing Rachmaninoff's wonderfully rich All-Night Vigil (more commonly known as the Vespers) in the fantastic acoustic of two of Edinburgh's oldest kirks – Greyfriars and Canongate... 

Consort of Voices Presents

Consort of Voices Presents

Consort of Voices return to the historic Canongate Kirk in what will be our tenth year of Fringe performances. To celebrate this anniversary we will be revisiting some of our favourite pieces – and hopefully yours too – from the past ten years... 

Bach: Young at Heart

Bach: Young at Heart

A programme that includes some of Bach's earliest organ music as well as pieces that are decidedly youthful in spirit including the Prelude and Fugue in D and the Partita on Christ, der du bist der helle Tag... 

Bach and Handel

Bach and Handel

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a seventh consecutive year for two concerts. Here, they perform Handel Concerti Grossi Op 6 Nos 3 and 11 with violin soloists Robert Dick, Claire Docherty, Simon Graham and Sheena Jardine, Handel Salve Regina with Electra Lochhead (soprano), and Bach Keyboard Concerto in G Minor BWV 1058 with John Cameron (piano)... 

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

International award-winning concert pianist Santa Ignace began her studies with her father, a jazz pianist and conductor. With precision and skill Santa then combined these early jazz influences with 30 years of intense study and performance in the field of classical music... 

Violin and Cello

Violin and Cello

Join this talented duo as they play a selection of much-loved pieces from the duo's repertoire. An afternoon of enjoyment. 

Bach, Vivaldi and Handel Concertos

Bach, Vivaldi and Handel Concertos

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a seventh consecutive year for two concerts. Here, with violin soloists Robert Dick, Claire Docherty, Simon Graham, Sheena Jardine and Kirsty Main, they perform Handel Concerti Grossi Op 6 Nos 2 and 7, Vivaldi Concerto for 4 Violins Op 3 No 10, and Bach Keyboard Concerto in D Major BWV 1054 with Richard Beauchamp piano, performing in the historic and atmospheric setting of Canongate Kirk. 

Mozart Serenades 2

Mozart Serenades 2

The Edinburgh Festival Ensemble perform Mozart's Serenade in E flat for wind alongside Dvorak's beautiful Wind Serenade. 

Alastair Savage, Scots Fiddle Old and New

Alastair Savage, Scots Fiddle Old and New

Alastair celebrates Scotland's magical fiddle tradition in the glorious Canongate Kirk acoustic. Joining him are long-time collaborators Euan Drysdale (guitar/piano) and Iain Crawford (double bass) alongside folk music legends Eddie McGuire (flute), Ewan Robertson (whistle) and Perthshire fiddle ace Pete Clark... 

Canongate Kirk Organ Recitals

Canongate Kirk Organ Recitals

Hear the magnificent Canongate Frobenius organ in a series of concerts played by resident organist, David Goodenough, who returns to play at the Fringe this year. Full programme details will be available on the Canongate Kirk website. 

Votadini Guitar Duo

Votadini Guitar Duo

Alfred Lennox Leishman and Finlay Hay invite you to the premiere of The Votadini Classical Guitar Duo! These two young musicians of the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School, studying under Richard Wright, will be playing unique arrangements of carefully chosen works, from Bach all the way to Bartok... 

Bach for Solo Violin

Bach for Solo Violin

The accomplished Hungarian violinist Tamas Fejes returns to the Fringe with a selection of Bach's monumental masterworks written for unaccompanied violin, regarded to be the pinnacle of the solo violin repertoire... 

Mozart Serenades 1

Mozart Serenades 1

The Edinburgh Festival Ensemble is directed by Ian Munro in a performance of Mozart's sparkling Haffner Serenade. 

8th Glamour of Jasmine Chinese Arts Festival / Dong Yi's Special Programme on the Zheng for Chinese Lovers' Day

8th Glamour of Jasmine Chinese Arts Festival / Dong Yi's Special Programme on the Zheng for Chinese Lovers' Day

Playing an instrument with over 2,500 years of recorded history, after some 100 public recitals in the UK, international classical Zheng performer Yi Dong, a soloist with five albums to her name by China Record Corporation since the age of 16, makes her 16th annual return to Edinburgh to 'indulge us with a rich spa of the spirits and mind' (China Xinhua News Agency), with music of love stories and poems from China... 

8th Glamour of Jasmine Chinese Arts Festival / A Midsummer Night's Dream from China by Whispering Lotus Artists (Guqin, Dizi, Xiao, Pipa and Zheng)

8th Glamour of Jasmine Chinese Arts Festival / A Midsummer Night's Dream from China by Whispering Lotus Artists (Guqin, Dizi, Xiao, Pipa and Zheng)

Three elegant women musicians from Suzhou, costumed in Whispering Lotus Chi-pao will give us a concert on Chinese guqin, zheng, dizi and xiao (bamboo flute and end-blown bamboo flute) and pipa on the afternoon of Chinese Lovers' Day... 

Bach – Schübler Chorales

Bach – Schübler Chorales

David Hamilton returns to the magnificent setting of Canongate Kirk for a performance including Bach's Schübler Chorales and Third Organ Sonata. 

JS Bach Motets

JS Bach Motets

Scotland's new chamber choir makes its debut, bringing to life three of Bach's incomparable masterpieces. Director George Wilson has been drawing growing audiences for his Bach performances with his twin sons at the Fringe since 2011... 

Schildt Organ Works

Schildt Organ Works

Sweelinck's pupil Schildt wrote some of the finest north German baroque organ music before his death in 1667. David Hamilton performs Schildt's complete organ works on the 350th anniversary of his death in the sublime setting of Canongate Kirk. 

Consort of Voices Presents

Consort of Voices Presents

The Consort of Voices return to Canongate for the ninth successive year, presenting another varied and eclectic programme of music, this year with an emphasis on Scandinavian composers... 

Vivaldi and Bach Concertos and Orchestral Suite

Vivaldi and Bach Concertos and Orchestral Suite

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a sixth consecutive year for two concerts. Here they perform Bach Orchestral Suite No.2 with Hannah Foster (Flute), three concertos from Vivaldi L'Estro Armonico Op 3, Nos 4, 5 and 6 with violin soloists Robert Dick, Claire Docherty, Simon Graham, Sheena Jardine and Kirsty Main, and Bach Brandenburg Concerto No... 

Alastair Savage: Scots Fiddle Old and New

Alastair Savage: Scots Fiddle Old and New

Alastair presents his annual celebration of the Scots fiddle tradition in the Canongate Kirk's vibrant acoustic. Joining him are regular collaborators Euan Drysdale on guitar/piano and Iain Crawford on double bass, alongside a host of special guests... 

Bach and Vivaldi Cantata and Concertos

Bach and Vivaldi Cantata and Concertos

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a sixth consecutive year for two concerts. Here they perform Bach Cantata Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten BWV202 with Electra Lochhead (Soprano); three concertos from Vivaldi L'Estro Armonico Op 3, Nos 1, 2 and 3 with violin soloists Robert Dick, Claire Docherty, Simon Graham, Sheena Jardine and Kirsty Main, and Bach Keyboard Concerto in A BWV1055 with Richard Beauchamp (piano), performing in the historic and atmospheric setting of Canongate Kirk. 

Bach for Solo Violin

Bach for Solo Violin

Acclaimed Hungarian violinist Tamás Fejes returns to this year's Festival Fringe to perform a selection of Bach's sonatas and partitas from Fejes's debut solo album. These masterpieces, which include the mighty Chaconne, are the pinnacle of the solo violin repertoire, full of intellectual and emotional nourishment... 

Karl Jenkins Palladio

Karl Jenkins Palladio

Karl Jenkins’ ever popular Palladio for string orchestra is partnered with Abram Stassevich’s arrangement for strings and timpani of Shostakovich’s 8th String Quartet: Sinfonietta, and Britten’s Simple Symphony renowned British musician and Britten collaborator David Corkhill conducts. 

The Werbeck Ensemble in Concert. Under the Direction of Cristiaan Boele.

The Werbeck Ensemble in Concert. Under the Direction of Cristiaan Boele.

The Werbeck Ensemble sings folk and religious repertoire from around the world including Barber, Britten, Elgar, Rachmaninov, Rheinberger and Stravinsky. The Werbeck Ensemble is an international ensemble comprising of singers from France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and Switzerland... 

Mozart's Gran Partita

Mozart's Gran Partita

Ian Munro and The Edinburgh Festival Ensemble are reunited with Mozart’s charming Gran Partita for 13 wind instruments. 

Bach and the Dance of God

Bach and the Dance of God

Since 2011, George Wilson and his twin sons have presented Bach at the Canongate. Adam and Tom, age 15, now play an equal role in exploring the heavenly world of Bach and the dance... 

B Minor Mass

B Minor Mass

Ludus Baroque returns to the Fringe with their popular annual concert of JS Bach's magnificent B Minor Mass, showcasing the beautiful sounds of a chorus of top class professionals alongside their period ensemble... 

Bach: Variety and Variations

Bach: Variety and Variations

Organist David Hamilton presents a programme including Bach's Sei gegrüsset variations and the mighty Passacaglia. 

Consort of Voices Presents – Shakespeare Songs

Consort of Voices Presents – Shakespeare Songs

Consort of Voices return to Canongate Kirk for our eighth consecutive year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In this, the 400th anniversary year of the death of William Shakespeare, we present diverse settings of his words from a range of composers... 

Scottish Music – Old and New

Scottish Music – Old and New

This famous traditional music ensemble has thrilled audiences around the world, from China to the USA, with their unique blend of fiddles, smallpipes, harp, flute, concertina, double bass and percussion... 

Music of Gyorgy Kurtag: 90th Anniversary Tribute

Music of Gyorgy Kurtag: 90th Anniversary Tribute

Arbroath-based musician Mark Spalding follows on from last year's warmly received recital marking 40 years of Stockhausen's Tierkreis, with a programme honouring veteran Hungarian composer Gyorgy Kurtag in his 90th anniversary... 

Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir

Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir

Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir has over 75 members aged 9-19 years. Operating an open access policy, all we ask is a passion for singing! Our musical directors believe that choral singing is the purest form of music-making... 

Matthias Weckmann @ 400

Matthias Weckmann @ 400

Born 400 years ago, Weckmann was regarded as one of the greatest organists of his generation. David Hamilton performs his complete organ works in two parts with an interval. 

The Slimy Stuarts and the Glorious Georgians

The Slimy Stuarts and the Glorious Georgians

Eboracum Baroque are joined by Horrible Histories author Terry Deary in a performance for all the family. Be transported back in time to hear about what life was like at the time of the slimy Stuarts and the glorious Georgians... 

Vivaldi, Handel and Bach

Vivaldi, Handel and Bach

Presented by The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh, the programme for this concert comprised of lesser-known and hugely underappreciated works by the three baroque greats: Antonio Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico Nos... 

Bach B minor Mass

Bach B minor Mass

We return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with our popular annual concert of JS Bach's magnificent B minor Mass, showcasing the singing virtuosity of ten stellar soloists alongside our period ensemble... 

Alastair Savage, Scots Fiddle Old and New

Alastair Savage, Scots Fiddle Old and New

Alastair presents a concert of music from Scotland's proud fiddle tradition in the wonderful ambience of the Canongate Kirk. It will feature the great slow airs, strathspeys, jigs and reels by composers from past centuries alongside his own soulful compositions... 

Gospel World

Gospel World

Cillis – short for St. Cecilia Church – Gospel Choir, directed by Scotsman Brian Hamilton, comes from just outside Munich, Bavaria. Our aim is to perform every song with the maximum possible musicality and passion... 

Bach and Vivaldi

Bach and Vivaldi

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a fifth consecutive year for two concerts. Here they perform Bach’s Third Orchestral Suite and Keyboard Concerto in F Minor and three Concertos from Vivaldi’s L'Estro Armonico Op 3 No... 

My Journey Through China: Dong Yi in Zheng Recitals

My Journey Through China: Dong Yi in Zheng Recitals

The most celebrated international soloist of any Chinese national musical instrument of her generation, playing an instrument of over 2,500 years of recorded history, makes her return to Edinburgh to 'indulge us with a rich spa of the spirits and mind' (Xinhua, China) and take us on a journey through the spirit of China... 

Bach for Solo Violin

Bach for Solo Violin

The accomplished and acclaimed Hungarian-born violinist Tamas Fejes returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to perform from his debut CD a selection of Sonatas and Partitas by JS Bach, including the might Chaconne, for unaccompanied violin... 

Bach and the Dance of God

Bach and the Dance of God

In their sixth appearance at the Fringe, George, Adam and Tom Wilson have borrowed the title of Wilfred Meller's book for a programme which will include music for organ, solo violin and solo 'cello. 

Cello and Piano Recital

Cello and Piano Recital

Cellist Feargus Egan is accompanied by David Hamilton in this programme, featuring two outstanding works for cello and piano from World War I: Delius’ Cello Sonata (1916) and the Sonata by Frank Bridge (1917)... 

Scottish Traditional Music Old and New

Scottish Traditional Music Old and New

This annual concert has built up a wide and loyal following, with listeners surprised by the beauty of melody and power of rhythm growing from the group's blend of Scottish smallpipes, fiddle, harp, concertina, flute and drums... 

Pipa (Jing-hua Gao) and Erhu (Zhi-qin Zhu)

Pipa (Jing-hua Gao) and Erhu (Zhi-qin Zhu)

Pipa and erhu are commonly nicknamed as Chinese lute and Chinese violin. Jing-hua Gao and Zhi-qin Zhu, both graduate students at China Conservatory and multiple prize winners from childhood, are making their UK debut this summer by giving a concert on these two characteristic Chinese musical instruments with over 1,000 years of history of being main participants in Chinese ensembles but originally arrived from abroad... 

Breadth of Bach

Breadth of Bach

Organist David Hamilton returns to Canongate with a programme to illustrate the breadth of Bach's genius. The Frobenius organ in Canongate Kirk is universally admired for its range of colour and was used by David Hamilton on his 2010 CD of Bach on the Divine Art label. 

Consort of Voices at the Fringe

Consort of Voices at the Fringe

Based in Edinburgh and founded in 1991, Consort of Voices specialise in performances of a cappella music and small-scale choral repertoires from the 15th century to the present day; it is one of the most versatile groups of its kind... 

Love Over Scotland – Haiku and Music

Love Over Scotland – Haiku and Music

An hour of pure delight. Haiku, the three-line, 17-syllable verse form invented in Japan, might not seem the most obvious to set to music. But with the wit of poets Alan Spence, Alexander McCall Smith and George Bruce, and music by John Maxwell Geddes, Martin Suckling, Tom Cunningham, Colin Suckling, and Louise Burnet, the combination works wonderfully... 

Stockhausen Tierkreis 40th Anniversary

Stockhausen Tierkreis 40th Anniversary

As part of a year-long project marking the 40th anniversary of Stockhausen's Tierkreis (Signs of the Zodiac), a performance on organ with improvised percussion interludes by composer Haworth Hodgkinson... 

Vivaldi The Four Seasons

Vivaldi The Four Seasons

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh, with soloists Robert Dick, Simon Graham, Sheena Jardine and Kate Miguda, return for a fourth time to perform Vivaldi's ever-popular The Four Seasons... 

Dong Yi's Special Programme on the Zheng for Chinese Lovers' Day

Dong Yi's Special Programme on the Zheng for Chinese Lovers' Day

Classical zheng performer, Yi Dong, is one of the only five soloists who has given a recital in China's Great Hall of the People, and the soloist with the biggest number of public performances of any Chinese instrument in the UK... 

Alastair Savage, Scots Fiddle Old and New

Alastair Savage, Scots Fiddle Old and New

Alastair returns to the wonderful surroundings of the Canongate Kirk for his annual celebration of the Scottish fiddle tradition. He will be joined by regular collaborators Euan Drysdale on guitar/piano, Iain Crawford on double bass as well as special guests from the folk music world... 

Bach Concertos and Cantata

Bach Concertos and Cantata

An exciting all Bach programme: Concerto in C major for two Keyboards BWV 1061 with pianists John Cameron and Richard Beauchamp, Solo Cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen with soprano Electra Lochhead and Brandenburg Concerto No... 

Bruhns Organ Works

Bruhns Organ Works

In the 350th anniversary of Bruhns’ birth, David Hamilton presents his complete organ works in the superb surrounding of Canongate Kirk. Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-97) was a pupil of Buxtehude and composed some of the most dramatic organ music of the north German baroque period... 

Bach for Solo Violin

Bach for Solo Violin

Come and enjoy an hour of sonatas and partitas by J S Bach for solo violin performed by the Hungarian virtuoso, Tamas Fejes. After past years huge success the acclaimed violinist returns to play these selections from his recently recorded debut CD. 

As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By

Join CSWO as they celebrate their 20th anniversary of music making in the East Midlands. Come and hum along, or just tap your toes as you are transported on a musical journey through time... 

Bach E

Bach E

For the fourth year, George, described in the Scotsman as 'a musician of extraordinary flair and sensitivity' with his twin sons – now aged 13 – will offer insight into Bach's output... 

Bach and the Italian Influence

Bach and the Italian Influence

Bach’s organ music shows a wealth of foreign stimuli, but it is arguably Italy’s composers and style that made the greatest impression on him. In arrangements of complete concertos by Vivaldi, or his use of themes by Corelli and Legrenzi as fugue subjects, or more generally, in the mood and character of his toccatas, Bach creates some of his finest music under an Italian influence... 

The Really Terrible Orchestra

The Really Terrible Orchestra

Musically challenged friends from sister orchestras in the US join the RTO in a celebration of mutual virtuosity to entertain and amuse all with their fiendish interpretations of many familiar pieces of music... 

Scottish Music Traditional and New

Scottish Music Traditional and New

This annual concert has built-up a wide and loyal following, with listeners surprised by the beauty of melody and power of rhythm growing from the group's blend of Scottish smallpipes, fiddle, flute, harp, concertina, double bass and percussion... 

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh, with soloists Robert Dick, Simon Graham, Sheena Jardine and Kate Miguda, return for a third time to perform Vivaldi's ever-popular The Four Seasons. The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh was formed in 2012 and gives concerts in and around the capital... 

Tunder Anniversary Concert

Tunder Anniversary Concert

Franz Tunder (1614-67) was Organist at the Marienkirche in Lübeck and one of the most important composers in the north German school of organ composition. His influence on other composers – not least Dieterich Buxtehude, his son-in-law and successor at the Marienkirche – was considerable... 

Alastair Savage Trio, The Scottish Fiddle

Alastair Savage Trio, The Scottish Fiddle

Alastair celebrates 10 years of his trio with Euan Drysdale on guitar/piano and Iain Crawford on double bass with a concert of old and new Scots fiddle music in the wonderful Canongate Kirk acoustics... 

Bach: Concerto, Cantata, Orchestral Suite

Bach: Concerto, Cantata, Orchestral Suite

A varied and exciting mainly Bach programme: Concerto in E major BWV 1053 with pianist Richard Beauchamp, Cantata BWV 54 with alto Carole Clarke, Orchestral Suite No.1 and Arias by Handel and Purcell from soprano Libby Crabtree... 

Eddie McGuire Solos and Duos

Eddie McGuire Solos and Duos

Following the success of last year's Fringe presentation of his compositions, Eddie McGuire returns with the world premiere of Dialogue (for flute and organ) commissioned by Phillip Sawyer for performance with flautist Andrea Kuypers... 

Piano Duets

Piano Duets

Jonathan and Anne look forward to welcoming you to their celebration of the piano duet! Two daily, alternating programmes will include music by Bach, Mozart, Schubert and lesser known gems by Onslow, Dussek and Franck. 

The Canongate Chamber Project

The Canongate Chamber Project

Daniel's Beard (named after the appearance of the designer of their main venue) perform a series of afternoon concerts in the stunning surroundings of Canongate Kirk. One of Scotland's leading ensembles and hosts of Glasgow's Cottier Chamber Project, Daniel's Beard have a reputation for programming unexpected and unusual repertoire alongside chamber music's best loved works... 

Violin and Piano Recital

Violin and Piano Recital

Violin and piano recital: Gudrun Edwards (violin) and Christine Gough (piano). Three beautiful and contrasting works spanning the 19th and 20th centuries: Schumann Sonata in A Minor, Janacek Sonata and De Falla Suite Populaire Espagnole... 

Consort of Voices presents

Consort of Voices presents

The Consort of Voices return to Canongate Kirk in the Royal Mile for their sixth appearance at the Fringe, and present a varied choral programme of items from both sides of the Tweed - from Scotland, England and maybe even beyond! Come and relax in the historic setting of Canongate and enjoy... 

JS Bach D

JS Bach D

Over the last three years George has performed the six trio sonatas, explored the keys of C minor and G major and minor. This year George looks at the excitement and drama of Bach's output in D major and minor... 

JS Bach B Minor Mass

JS Bach B Minor Mass

Scotland's 'crack group of British early-musickers' (New York Times) perform their popular annual concert of JS Bach's magnificent B Minor Mass, with four stellar soloists, period ensemble and stunning chorus in Edinburgh's beautiful Canongate Kirk...