Cadenza at the Fringe

Cadenza at the Fringe

Celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday today, culminating with his choral masterpiece, Chichester Psalms. Cadenza, one of Scotland’s foremost ensembles, sets the mood with Elgar’s magnificent Lux Aeterna, Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater and Trois Chansons by Debussy... 

Creative Project: An Afternoon With Wendy and Friends – Road to Meikle Seggie

Creative Project: An Afternoon With Wendy and Friends – Road to Meikle Seggie

Creative Projects: An afternoon with Wendy and friends at Greyfriars Kirk. 24 August 2018 13:30. Free, includes reception and discussion. The afternoon is a collection of songs, poems, art, orchestral poems, dialogues and connections inspired by Richard DeMarco’s Road to Meikle Seggie... 

Perth Youth Orchestra – Fringe Concert

Perth Youth Orchestra – Fringe Concert

Perth Youth Orchestra will perform works by Holst (The Planets Suite), Khachaturian, and Weber conducted by Mr Allan Young – with soloists Shona Rae (bassoon), Sophie Chisholm (xylophone) and Jess McFarlane (trumpet) and guest conductor Sam McLellan... 

Esther – The First English Oratorio

Esther – The First English Oratorio

Steadily establishing a reputation as specialists in music from the Enlightenment era, Opera dei Lumi return to the Edinburgh Fringe with a rare performance of the very first English oratorio: Handel's masterpiece Esther... 

The Orchestra of the Canongait

The Orchestra of the Canongait

Technically brilliant, thrillingly passionate and globally in demand, Finnish violin soloist Anna-Liisa Bezrodny is 'a real and true musician... and plays at white heat' (Jessica Duchen)... 

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... 

Dona Nobis Pacem

Dona Nobis Pacem

Virtuoso renaissance polyphony of fabulous complexity by Scottish composer Robert Carver, showcasing his Missa L'Homme Arme and other exquisite works sung by stunning professional voices in a unique programme to mark the centenary of the WWI Armistice... 

Mozart Requiem and Bach Magnificat

Mozart Requiem and Bach Magnificat

The Edinburgh Chamber Choir returns to the Fringe with two amazing choral works. Mozart’s masterpiece, the famous Requiem with its dark, operatic sonority is contrasted by Bach’s uplifting Magnificat. 

Voice Festival UK – An A Cappella Extravaganza

Voice Festival UK – An A Cappella Extravaganza

The Voice Festival UK once again returns to the Fringe with an evening of a cappella for all the family to enjoy. Featuring a variety of a cappella groups from across the country, experience a wonderful showcase to introduce you to some of the UK's best a cappella. 

Joy – Supersized

Joy – Supersized

The world-famous Barnsley Youth Choir welcomes its Development Choir to share the stage in four special performances at the fabulous Greyfriars Kirk. 140 spectacular vocalists perform breathtaking pop, classical and gospel classics... 

Joy

Joy

The world-famous Barnsley Youth Choir returns to the fabulous Greyfriars Kirk following outstanding reviews in 2016. Seventy-five spectacular vocalists and a stunning band perform breathtaking pop, gospel, classical and spiritual classics... 

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Summer Concert

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Summer Concert

After two sell-out performances in last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh Youth Orchestra return once again to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with an exciting and varied programme under the inspired direction of conductor Sian Edwards... 

Excelsa Voces

Excelsa Voces

World premiere of Pie Jesu – written by Robert Fripp (King Crimson) and Andrew Keeling, arranged especially for Excelsa Voces. Described as 'ethereal' (Gloucester Echo) and utterly superb, Excelsa Voces performances are an immersive experience seamlessly blending medieval and contemporary music... 

B Minor Mass

B Minor Mass

Join Anna Dennis, Ed Lyon, Andy Staples and Susanna Hurrell on the eve of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a stunning performance of Bach's masterpiece. 

Cadenza at the Fringe

Cadenza at the Fringe

Brahms’ powerful Deutches Requiem, Rheinberger’s exquisite unaccompanied double-choir Mass in Eflat, Cantus Missae, and Monteverdi motets performed by one of Scotland's foremost choral ensembles... 

Echoes and Traces

Echoes and Traces

Echoes and Traces presents eight new choral works, developed in response to one of Scotland's oldest pieces of music, a 900-year-old plain-song fragment from Orkney that celebrates St Magnus: Nobilis Humilis... 

Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No 1

Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No 1

The orchestra of the Canongait and conductor Robert Dick make their 10th consecutive Fringe appearance with a performance of Tchaikovsky's ever-popular first piano concerto, with pianist Geoffrey Duce... 

Voice Festival UK - An A Cappella Extravaganza

Voice Festival UK - An A Cappella Extravaganza

The Voice Festival UK once again return to the Fringe with an evening of a cappella for all the family to enjoy. 

Edinburgh International Youth Orchestra at Greyfriars Kirk

Edinburgh International Youth Orchestra at Greyfriars Kirk

Edinburgh International Youth Orchestra performs two concerts at Greyfriars Kirk with players from the Palestine Youth Orchestra. Sian Edwards conducts an all Russian programme of Shostakovich Festive Overture, Tchaikovsky 5th Symphony and Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, with Cuban piano soloist Daniel Rodriguez Hart... 

Liquid Gold Is the Air

Liquid Gold Is the Air

Discover this award-winning triptych video installation in the tranquil beauty of Greyfriars Kirk – a haven in the festival city. Full of rich iconographic images, dozens of performers move in swathes of vibrant colour, appearing and disappearing amidst a magical cathedral of trees... 

Songs of Praise and Thanksgiving: A Musical Celebration of the Reformation

Songs of Praise and Thanksgiving: A Musical Celebration of the Reformation

Join the former King's singer and renowned choral director Simon Carrington and the Reformation Festival Chorus as they present an hour-long programme of inspirational choral music from the Baroque to the 21st century, with works by Bach, Vaughan Williams, Mendelssohn, and songs and spirituals from the New World... 

Cadenza at the Fringe

Cadenza at the Fringe

Beethoven’s glorious Choral Fantasy, Cherubini’s Mass in C minor, much-admired by Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms, and Schubert’s Gebet and Gott ist mein Hirt (Psalm 23) performed by one of Scotland's most exciting choirs... 

Greyfriars Concert

Greyfriars Concert

Four Scottish Dances – Malcolm Arnold. Suite for Strings – John Rutter. Concertino for Clarinet – Carl Maria von Weber (soloist: Joe Pickering). Kinnoull Symphony No 1 – Ian White and Andy MacDonald... 

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 3

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 3

Conductor Robert Dick and Orchestra of the Canongait's wider 2016 project encompasses performing nine Beethoven symphonies and five piano concerti. The Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti (1,2 and 3) provide the centrepiece for the Orchestra's three 2016 Festival concerts, concluding performances with a different Beethoven symphony... 

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 2

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 2

Robert Dick and his Orchestra of the Canongait's wider 2016 project encompasses performing nine Beethoven symphonies and five piano concerti. The Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti provide the centrepiece for the Orchestra's three 2016 festival concerts, concluding each performance with a different Beethoven symphony... 

Scarlatti and Tansman on the Guitar

Scarlatti and Tansman on the Guitar

Accomplished Italian guitarist Luca Villani offers a wonderful guitar recital dedicated to Scarlatti and Tansman. Some Scarlatti Sonatas sound great on the guitar, evoking a Spanish court made of dark lounges, silky tapestries and a royal atmosphere... 

Bach: St John Passion

Bach: St John Passion

Coro Edina return to the Fringe following previous years' acclaimed performances of Brahms and Mozart Requiems and Handel's Messiah. This year, they will sing JS Bach's masterpiece, St John Passion, with full chamber orchestra. 

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 1

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 1

Conductor Robert Dick and Orchestra of the Canongait's wider 2016 project encompasses performing all nine Beethoven symphonies and five piano concerti. The Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti provide the centrepiece for the Orchestra's three 2016 festival concerts, and each performance will include a different Beethoven symphony... 

The Voice Festival Edinburgh Showcase

The Voice Festival Edinburgh Showcase

The Voice Festival returns to Edinburgh with another stellar a cappella showcase featuring groups of all ages. Come along for an unforgettable evening! Full details of line-up and workshop will be announced on our website. 

Barnsley Youth Choir

Barnsley Youth Choir

Singing hits by John Legend, Coldplay, Take That, ELO and others, the international award winning Barnsley Youth Choir will take you on a musical ride through pop, classical, gospel and spirituals, as 60 world-class performers fill the magnificent Greyfriars Kirk with song... 

Musical Anthology

Musical Anthology

Musical Anthology is a performance of sacred, secular, classical, contemporary and world music with organ, trumpets and voice – Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Purcell, Galuppi, Boëllman, Ross, Stanley, D'Indy, Gavarentz and Scottish music... 

Greyfriars Concert

Greyfriars Concert

Perth Youth Orchestra is one of the UK’s oldest youth orchestras, having recently celebrated its 50th birthday. The orchestra tours regularly at home and abroad – most recently to Florence... 

Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem

Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem

A human requiem and one of the great choral masterpieces of all time. A rare chance to hear this glorious work in an intimate arrangement for chamber choir and piano in the beautiful Greyfriars Kirk... 

Sor and Giuliani

Sor and Giuliani

Fernando Sor and Mauro Giuliani were the greatest guitar composers and virtuosos in the classical era. Luca Villani, Italian accomplished guitarist at his 20th festival in Edinburgh, offers a varied and challenging portrait of their great music... 

The Left-Handed Piano

The Left-Handed Piano

There are scissors, pens and other tools for lefties, but a lefty piano? Melodies on the piano are often confined to the right hand, supported by chords in the left. International concert pianist and left-hander, Christopher Seed turned this back to front by creating the world's first left-handed piano... 

Concert for Piano and Virtual Symphony Orchestra

Concert for Piano and Virtual Symphony Orchestra

Mikel N'Dong will play the solo piano part and the orchestra part will be played live by a sequenced virtual symphony orchestra. Enjoy Rachmaninov's music in a different way, without losing the traditional flavour... 

Complete Brahms Symphonies

Complete Brahms Symphonies

The Orchestra of the Canongait and its conductor, Robert Dick, have been developing an enviable reputation over the past few years for the quality of their performances of some of the largest scale works in the entire symphonic repertoire, including the towering masterpieces of Bruckner, Mahler and Richard Strauss... 

Cadenza at the Fringe

Cadenza at the Fringe

Will Todd’s Mass in Blue (Scottish première), Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G minor, Tippett’s Five Negro Spirituals, performed by one of Scotland's most exciting and versatile choirs, with Will Todd (piano), Joanna Forbes-L’Estrange (soprano) and Brian Molley Quartet... 

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Chamber Orchestra with Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber at Greyfriars Kirk

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Chamber Orchestra with Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber at Greyfriars Kirk

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra is forming a Chamber Orchestra to return to Greyfriars Kirk on Friday 14th August. EYO will welcome back Julian Lloyd Webber in his new role as conductor, with his wife, cellist Jiaxin Lloyd Webber, as soloist, in a programme to include William Lloyd Webber's Invocation, Elgar Serenade for Strings, Haydn Cello Concerto in C Major, Mozart's Symphony No 40 and Howard Goodall's And the Bridge is Love... 

Le nozze di Figaro

Le nozze di Figaro

Join Opera dei Lumi for a performance of Mozart’s vivacious comedy Le nozze di Figaro. Mozart’s glorious score effortlessly drives the plot's rollercoaster mix of vivacious humour, sexual intrigue, mistaken identity and unexpected revelation towards a touching finale of forgiveness and joy... 

Nitekirk – Free

Nitekirk – Free

A place of peace, a sacred space. Welcoming people of any background, age or belief. Drop-in between 8pm and 11pm for candlelit contemplation, music, art, stillness, and a sense of space in the midst of your Fringe... 

Greyfriars Festival Sunday Worship and  Lunchtime Organ Classics

Greyfriars Festival Sunday Worship and Lunchtime Organ Classics

Celebrate the 25th birthday of the magnificent Peter Collins organ at Greyfriars Kirk with festival Sunday worship and a series of classic lunchtime organ recitals, featuring some of the UK's finest organists, including Jonathan Williams, Michael Harris, Chris Bragg, John Kitchen, George Barrett and Tom Wilkinson. 

The Voice Festival Edinburgh Showcase

The Voice Festival Edinburgh Showcase

The Voice Festival returns to Edinburgh with another stellar a cappella showcase featuring groups of all ages, plus a special collaborative number created at our earlier daytime workshop... 

Psalms for All Seasons Worship Gig

Psalms for All Seasons Worship Gig

Dutch worship collective, The Psalm Project, famed for their powerful contemporary reworking of the Genevan Psalter, are joined by Scottish band, Satellite, for this worship gig rooted in the Psalms of David. 

Cadenza at the Fringe

Cadenza at the Fringe

Greyfriars Kirk was the perfect setting for this Edinburgh based choir’s return to the Fringe after sellout shows in previous years. Originally founded in 1992, Cadenza has come to be regarded as one of the best Scottish choirs around at the moment, with some members travelling from outside of the Edinburgh area to take part... 

Bach on the Guitar

Bach on the Guitar

Luca Villani certainly gives you plenty of Bach for your buck. This performance of all of Bach’s lute works, performed here on classical guitar, lasted well over two hours in the tranquil surrounds of Greyfriars Kirk... 

Edinburgh University and Greyfriars’ Fringe Sunday Service

Edinburgh University and Greyfriars’ Fringe Sunday Service

Singing in English and six other South African languages, Soweto Melodic Voices are no ordinary choir. Its members live in one of the world’s toughest townships. The choir will perform at Greyfriars Kirk during the Edinburgh University and the congregation’s Fringe Sunday Service... 

Beethoven - Emperor Piano Concerto

Beethoven - Emperor Piano Concerto

The Orchestra of the Canongait and their conductor Robert Dick are joined for their annual Fringe concert by internationally-renowned pianist Murray McLachlan in one of the most popular works in the entire repertoire - Beethoven's mighty 'Emperor' Concerto... 

Nitekirk - Free

Nitekirk - Free

A place of peace, an open sacred space. Welcoming people of any background, age or belief. Drop in between 8.30pm and 11.30pm for candlelit contemplation, music, art, stillness, refreshment, poetry and a sense of space in the midst of your Fringe... 

Dream China

Dream China

A stunning showcase! Orchestra, Peking opera, folk, choir and dancing presented by one of China's top young performing groups. A traditional yet innovative show, evoking an authentic image of China... 

The Voice Festival Edinburgh Showcase

The Voice Festival Edinburgh Showcase

The Voice Festival UK returns to Edinburgh Fringe, with a jam-packed a cappella showcase featuring groups of all ages, plus a special collaborative number created at our workshop held earlier in the day...