Music, Poetry and Silence for Healing at Greyfriars

Music, Poetry and Silence for Healing at Greyfriars

Music, Poetry & Silence for Healing: We have planned a series of events that both reflect on the atmosphere of live music and of quietness and reflection – a time for sharing our… 

Cadenza at the 2019 Fringe

Cadenza at the 2019 Fringe

Puccini’s beautiful Messa di Gloria, Haydn’s joyous Te Deum and energetic Insanae et Vanae Curae with orchestral accompaniment, plus first Scottish performance of Janet Wheeler’s p… 

Grieg Piano Concerto (Soloist: Fali Pavri) and Elgar Symphony No 1

Grieg Piano Concerto (Soloist: Fali Pavri) and Elgar Symphony No 1

Following their recent cycle of Tchaikovsky concerts, the Orchestra of the Canongait brings together a selection of the finest local amateur, student and semi-professional musician… 

Contemporary Choral Classics

Contemporary Choral Classics

Rock Festival Choir is Alnwick’s renowned chamber choir of 22 singers under director Peter Brown. 

A Cappella Showcase

A Cappella Showcase

Join seven of the UK’s top a cappella groups as we come together to share a selection of our best repertoire for one night only at Greyfriars Kirk in the heart of Edinburgh! Feat… 

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra

After multiple sell-out performances in the last two years’ Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh Youth Orchestra returns once again with an exciting and varied programme under th… 

Shiva Tandava

Shiva Tandava

Shiva Tandava. 

Sir James MacMillan at Greyfriars Kirk

Sir James MacMillan at Greyfriars Kirk

The outstanding young performers of the National Youth Choir of Scotland are joined by Whitburn Band for Sir James MacMillan’s poignant oratorio All the Hills and Vales Along, w… 

Cadenza at the Fringe

Cadenza at the Fringe

Celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday today, culminating with his choral masterpiece, Chichester Psalms. 

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. 

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 (x… 

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 Engli… 

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. 

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 wonderfu… 

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 … 

Mozart Requiem and Bach Magnificat

Mozart Requiem and Bach Magnificat

The Edinburgh Chamber Choir returns to the Fringe with two amazing choral works. 

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. 

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. 

Joy

Joy

The world-famous Barnsley Youth Choir returns to the fabulous Greyfriars Kirk following outstanding reviews in 2016. 

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… 

Excelsa Voces

Excelsa Voces

World premiere of Pie Jesu – written by Robert Fripp (King Crimson) and Andrew Keeling, arranged especially for Excelsa Voces. 

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 foremos… 

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… 

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 p… 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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) perfo… 

Greyfriars Concert

Greyfriars Concert

Four Scottish Dances – Malcolm Arnold. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 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. 

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, gospe… 

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… 

Greyfriars Concert

Greyfriars Concert

Perth Youth Orchestra is one of the UK’s oldest youth orchestras, having recently celebrated its 50th birthday. 

Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem

Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem

A human requiem and one of the great choral masterpieces of all time. 

Sor and Giuliani

Sor and Giuliani

Fernando Sor and Mauro Giuliani were the greatest guitar composers and virtuosos in the classical era. 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

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 … 

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. 

Le nozze di Figaro

Le nozze di Figaro

Join Opera dei Lumi for a performance of Mozart’s vivacious comedy Le nozze di Figaro. 

Nitekirk – Free

Nitekirk – Free

A place of peace, a sacred space. 

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 wo… 

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 … 

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 ro… 

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. 

Bach on the Guitar

Bach on the Guitar

Luca Villani certainly gives you plenty of Bach for your buck. 

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. 

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 po… 

Nitekirk - Free

Nitekirk - Free

A place of peace, an open sacred space. 

Dream China

Dream China

A stunning showcase! Orchestra, Peking opera, folk, choir and dancing presented by one of China’s top young performing groups. 

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 h…