All Because of Love

All Because of Love

Wind down and immerse yourself in an intimate, candlelit performance in this evocative location. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2019 – 4

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2019 – 4

Experience the magnificent sound of the world-renowned Rieger organ in St Giles’ Cathedral played by Michael Harris, organist of St Giles’, in a programme featuring the music of JS… 

Violetta's Last Tango – El Concierto

Violetta's Last Tango – El Concierto

The artists have collaborated intensely on tango projects nationally and internationally, especially with the opera/tango/dance-fusion show Violetta’s Last Tango. 

Organ and Soprano Classics and Latin

Organ and Soprano Classics and Latin

Ann Liebeck is an international opera and concert singer who has sung in Vienna, Prague and many theatres in Germany. 

St Giles' After Dark

St Giles' After Dark

Back to Broadway: returning for their fourth annual evening of (decidedly secular) cabaret, the members of St Giles’ Cathedral Choir head Back to Broadway with a glittering progr… 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2019 – 3

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2019 – 3

Experience the magnificent sound of the world-renowned Rieger organ in St Giles’ Cathdedral, played by Jordan English, assistant organist. 

Festival Strings 2019

Festival Strings 2019

Festival Strings is a unique collaboration between two outstanding youth music string organisations. 

Alexandria Harmonizers on Broadway

Alexandria Harmonizers on Broadway

The Alexandria Harmonizers are an award-winning men’s choir of 75 voices from Alexandria, Virginia. 

Choral Celebration

Choral Celebration

St Giles’ Cathedral Choir and instrumental ensemble, directed by Michael Harris, in a programme of choral classics including Vivaldi’s Gloria and Schubert Mass in G. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2019 – 2

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2019 – 2

Experience the awe-inspiring sound of the world-renowned Rieger organ in St Giles’ Cathedral, in a programme featuring Liszt’s monumental virtuosic masterpiece, his Fantasia and Fu… 

Afternoon Concert Series

Afternoon Concert Series

Afternoon concerts have long been a feature of our day-to-day activities at St Giles’ Cathedral, and each year we continue to welcome artists from all over the world to perform in … 

Renaissance Choral Music from Scotland and England

Renaissance Choral Music from Scotland and England

The Byrd International Singers, directed by Markdavin Obenza, participates in an annual Renaissance course offered by the Byrd Ensemble (US). 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2019 – 1

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2019 – 1

Experience the mastery of Christophe Mantoux and the magnificent sound of the world-renowned Rieger organ in St Giles’ Cathedral in a programme including Franck’s Choral in B minor… 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 4

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 4

Hear the internationally renowned recitalist Maurice Clerc on the magnificent St Giles’ Rieger organ with a programme full of French virtuosity, including Franck’s Chorale No 3, … 

Wee MacNessie

Wee MacNessie

Based on the popular children’s book series by Pauline Mackay, Polkadot Theatre invites our audience to explore the interactive world of Wee MacNessie and his friends. 

St Giles' After Dark

St Giles' After Dark

Returning for this their third annual evening of cabaret, the members of St Giles’ Cathedral Choir shirk their choir robes once more to perform a sparkling cocktail of (decidedly… 

Gwangju Metropolitan Korean Traditional Orchestra

Gwangju Metropolitan Korean Traditional Orchestra

An orchestra like you have never seen before! The 45-piece orchestra from Gwangju, a city known for its rich cultural heritage, performs the ancient melodies of Korea with traditio… 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 3

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 3

Michael Harris, organist of St Giles’ Cathedral, puts the world-renowned Rieger organ in St Giles’ through its paces, with music by JS Bach, Ritter’s Sonata No 4 and Parry’s … 

Choral Classics

Choral Classics

St Giles’ Cathedral Choir, directed by Michael Harris, presents a programme of choral favourites, including music by Haydn and Mozart, together with Tippett’s Spirituals from A… 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 2

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 2

Thomas Gaynor, winner of the First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2017 St Albans International Organ Competition, presents a programme of stunning virtuosity on the renowned St Gi… 

Music at Lunchtime

Music at Lunchtime

Visit St Giles’ Cathedral and enjoy a relaxed musical concert from performers from all over the world in a unique and beautiful historical setting. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 1

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 1

Arno Hartmann plays the world-renowned Rieger organ of St Giles’ Cathedral with a programme featuring Johann Sebastian Bach’s Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, together with works … 

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… 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 4

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 4

Peter Backhouse, Assistant Organist of St Giles’ Cathedral, puts the renowned Rieger organ through its paces in its 25th anniversary year with a feast of dazzling sound. 

St Giles' After Dark

St Giles' After Dark

Returning after their first immensely popular After Dark outing last year, the multi-talented Cathedral Choir singers return with another sparkling cocktail of decidedly non-sacred… 

Festival Strings

Festival Strings

Talented young string players perform together in a series of concerts at St Giles Cathedral. 

Devon Camerata and String Academy

Devon Camerata and String Academy

Andrew Bernardi and Fiona Mclean Beuchel direct an eclectic virtuoso string music programme with their outstanding tutors students and the 1696 Stradivarius violin. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 3

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 3

Experience the power and glory of the Rieger organ in St Giles’ Cathedral in the hands of renowned recitalist Paul Ayres; a kaleidoscopic display of organ colours. 

Choral Celebration

Choral Celebration

St Giles’ Cathedral Choir, directed by Michael Harris, with Peter Backhouse (organ) in a concert featuring glorious choral music. 

Brahms's Requiem by Candlelight

Brahms's Requiem by Candlelight

One of his most popular and awe-inspiring works, Brahms’s Requiem provides a universally humanistic vision of comfort and hope. 

The Kingston University Brass Ensemble

The Kingston University Brass Ensemble

Launched in the mid 1960s, the Kingston University Brass Ensemble is our longest running ensemble and includes staff, students and alumni. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 2

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 2

Renowned concert organist Gordon Stewart celebrates the 25th anniversary of the world-famous Rieger organ with a colourful programme of music from JS Bach to Paul Halley, Andrew Ca… 

Ensemble Kla_Vier: Four Men, Four Pianos

Ensemble Kla_Vier: Four Men, Four Pianos

The future of classical piano is here! With cutting-edge virtuosity and sleek elegance, this four piano, eight hands ensemble from South Korea blends Beethoven and Chopin seamlessl… 

From Havana to Buenos Aires: Cuban Classics

From Havana to Buenos Aires: Cuban Classics

Marcos Madrigal, Cuba’s most exciting young concert pianist, appears with opera singer Ann Liebeck in a programme of Latin American classical songs, opera arias and virtuoso piano … 

Cuba/Brazil: Solo Piano Recital by Cuban Pianist Marcos Madrigal

Cuba/Brazil: Solo Piano Recital by Cuban Pianist Marcos Madrigal

Marcos Madrigal is one of Cuba’s best young concert pianists. 

Music at Lunchtime

Music at Lunchtime

Visit St Giles’ Cathedral and enjoy a relaxed musical concert from performers from all over the world in a unique and beautiful historical setting. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 1

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 1

Michael Harris celebrates the 25th anniversary of the world-renowned Rieger organ with music by Bach, and Franz Liszt’s monumental Fantasia on Ad nos, ad salutarem undam. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 4

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 4

Hear the glorious sounds of St Giles’ famous Rieger organ. 

Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir

Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir

Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir has over 75 members aged 9-19 years. 

St Giles' After Dark

St Giles' After Dark

Experience the multi-talented Cathedral Choir singers as you’ve never heard them before in this decidedly non-sacred cabaret programme. 

Choral Celebration

Choral Celebration

Light out of darkness: music exploring Easter themes, including works by Bach (Jesu, meine Freude), Schütz (Psalm 100), Brahms (Warum ist das Licht gegeben), and Rutter (Wells Jub… 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 3

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 3

Hear the glorious sounds of St Giles’ famous Rieger organ. 

South West Camerata from Corelli to Copland

South West Camerata from Corelli to Copland

South West Camerata, an outstanding youth string ensemble from the south west, return to the Fringe for their fourth visit. 

String Academy

String Academy

String Academy first met on the historic Elizabethan Long House Estate in West Sussex through the generous support of Gordon and Alexandra Tregear DL. 

The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

Karl Jenkins’ compelling anti-war work charts the descent into and the consequences of war and the hope for peace. 

Mozart's Requiem by Candlelight

Mozart's Requiem by Candlelight

Described as the sublimest achievement that the modern period has contributed to the church, there can be few more befitting settings in which to experience the heart-wrenching bea… 

In the Mood

In the Mood

Yorkshire-based Sundown Swing return to the Fringe for the third time following two years of near capacity audiences. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 2

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 2

Hear the glorious sounds of St Giles’ famous Rieger organ. 

flow²

flow²

Two-time Juno Award winner and Steinway artist David Braid, composer of the film Born to Be Blue, presents music from his latest collaboration with one of the UK’s freshest and mos… 

Musical Lunchtime

Musical Lunchtime

St Giles’ Cathedral presents a diverse series of musical performances for all tastes, be it choral, sacred, secular, instrumental or folk. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 1

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 1

Hear the glorious sounds of St Giles’ famous Rieger organ. 

Fauré Requiem by Candlelight

Fauré Requiem by Candlelight

There can be few more atmospheric settings in which to experience Fauré’s Requiem Mass than by candlelight in the historic St Giles’ Cathedral. 

Songs of Scotland

Songs of Scotland

Join the National Youth Choir of Scotland as it presents a patriotic programme of Scottish songs, including John Gardner’s A Burns Sequence, a dynamic setting of eight poems by Sco… 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2015-4

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2015-4

Michael Harris, organist of St Giles’ Cathedral, puts the world-renowned Rieger organ in St Giles’ through its paces, with music including JS Bach Prelude and Fugue in G BWV 541,… 

Bach Hours

Bach Hours

Rare chance to hear Bach’s uplifting Orgelbüchlein (Little Organ Book) complete, plus a dozen modern contributions to the Orgelbüchlein Project – the project aiming to fill the… 

Choral Celebration

Choral Celebration

St Giles’ Choir, directed by Michael Harris, with Peter Backhouse (organ) in a programme including Mozart Coronation Mass, Tippett Spirituals and Britten Rejoice in the Lamb. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2015-3

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2015-3

The internationally acclaimed recitalist Adriano Falcioni in a programme of dazzling virtuosity, including JS Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in E minor (The Wedge) and concluding with Jo… 

Sundown Swing

Sundown Swing

Yorkshire-based Sundown Swing return to the Fringe following their successful debut last year with near capacity audiences. 

The KU Twist Singers

The KU Twist Singers

Kingston University’s Twist Choir returns to the Edinburgh Fringe in the stunning setting of St Giles’ Cathedral. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2015-2

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2015-2

Tom Bell, one of Britain’s foremost young international recital organists, presents a programme centred on Schoenberg’s monumental Variations on a Recitative. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2015-1

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2015-1

Peter Backhouse, Assistant Organist at St Giles’ Cathedral, puts the renowned Rieger organ through its paces in a feast of dazzling sound. 

Art for Lunch

Art for Lunch

Escape the thunderous thrill of the High Street! Unwind and enjoy tranquillity, inspiring music and stunning architecture in the medieval heart of Edinburgh. 

Fauré Requiem by Candlelight

Fauré Requiem by Candlelight

There can’t be a more atmospheric setting in which to experience Fauré’s Requiem Mass than by candlelight in the historic St Giles’ Cathedral. 

Land of Counterpane

Land of Counterpane

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s beloved collection of poetry A Child’s Garden of Verses, Howard Blake’s playful yet nostalgic song-cycle, The Land of Counterpane perfectly comple… 

Songs of Praise and Passion

Songs of Praise and Passion

Juxtaposing the poetry of political repression against traditional religious texts, holy minimalist James MacMillan’s Cantos Sagrados protests against the disappearances of the pol… 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2014-4

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2014-4

A programme centred on the music of Bach and Franck, including the latter’s Grand Pièce Symphonique. 

Heavysonic Solo Piano

Heavysonic Solo Piano

Julian Layn is a classical composer and pianist. 

The KU Twist Singers

The KU Twist Singers

The exceptional KU Twist Choir premieres at the Edinburgh Fringe in the stunning setting of St Giles’ Cathedral. 

Choral Celebration

Choral Celebration

St Giles’ Choir, directed by Michael Harris, with Peter Backhouse (organ), in a concert featuring glorious choral music by Stanford, Vaughan Williams and many others from the pas… 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2014-3

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2014-3

Renowned recording artist Friedhelm Flamme presents a virtuosic programme on the magnificent Rieger organ in St Giles’ Cathedral. Full details: www.stgilescathedral.org.uk. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2014-2

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2014-2

Peter Backhouse, Assistant Organist of St Giles’ Cathedral, puts the renowned Rieger organ through its paces in a feast of dazzling sound. 

Sundown Swing

Sundown Swing

Yorkshire-based Sundown Swing make their debut at the Fringe with an exciting mix of instrumentals and featured vocals in their programme of favourites from Glenn Miller and the sw… 

Art for Lunch – Free Concerts in St Giles'

Art for Lunch – Free Concerts in St Giles'

Escape the thunderous thrill of the High Street! Unwind and enjoy inspiring music and stunning architecture in the medieval heart of Edinburgh. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2014-1

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2014-1

Experience the majestic power and glory of the Rieger organ in the historic St Giles’ Cathedral played by Simon Thomas Jacobs, St Albans International Organ Competition winner 20…