Cathedral Concert: An Evening of Classical Guitar by Candlelight

Cathedral Concert: An Evening of Classical Guitar by Candlelight

Acknowledged as ‘a forerunner in the new generation of classical guitarists’ (BBC Radio 3) and a graduate of the Royal College of Music, Michael Christian Durrant presents a progra… 

Cathedral Concert: Sound Collective Scotland

Cathedral Concert: Sound Collective Scotland

We are a professional, Scotland-based classical music ensemble – a flexible group that explores and performs a variety of pieces from solo to chamber orchestra repertoire. 

Cathedral Choir Festival Concert

Cathedral Choir Festival Concert

‘You’ll have to go a long way to hear finer choral singing than this’ (International Record review). 

Cathedral A Cappella

Cathedral A Cappella

A concert of close harmony, classical numbers and pop songs arranged for men’s voices and sung by St Mary’s Cathedral lay clerks. 

Cathedral Concert: Langonet String Quartet – Travellers and Turmoil

Cathedral Concert: Langonet String Quartet – Travellers and Turmoil

The Langonet String Quartet plays a programme contrasting a late work by Haydn, the inventor of the string quartet; an early quartet by Beethoven, the great revolutionary; and Dvor… 

Remembering Hiroshima with a Japanese Tea Ceremony

Remembering Hiroshima with a Japanese Tea Ceremony

This Hiroshima Day, Urasenke Tea Master Mio Shudo will lead a Japanese tea ceremony. 

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Pianist John Bryden, joined for one of the performances by St Mary’s Cathedral Assistant Master of the Music Joseph Beech, plays music by Liszt, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Bach, Mozart… 

Cathedral Concert: Musica Callada by Federico Mompou

Cathedral Concert: Musica Callada by Federico Mompou

Stephen Hough wrote: ‘The music of Federico Mompou is the music of evaporation. 

Choral Festival Evensongs

Choral Festival Evensongs

Choral services sung by St Mary’s Cathedral Choir, the only choral foundation in Scotland with a tradition of daily services. Full details of music at cathedral.net. 

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Organists Duncan Ferguson, Joseph Beech and John Kitchen perform popular organ works on the Cathedral’s mighty ‘Father’ Willis organ. 

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Free concerts every lunchtime, Monday to Saturday throughout August. Wide range of music from classical to contemporary, traditional Scots and jazz. Full details at cathedral.net 

Phoebe Traquair Song School Murals Tours – Free

Phoebe Traquair Song School Murals Tours – Free

Phoebe Traquair’s vivid arts and crafts murals (painted 1888-1892) include allegorical and religious images, portraits of leading figures, choir and clergy of the day and images of… 

Cathedral Concert – Music of Mystery and Devotion

Cathedral Concert – Music of Mystery and Devotion

The captivating sound-world of medieval music, featuring Scottish chant from Inchcolm Abbey, music by Hildegard of Bingen and Thomas, Jewel of Canterbury – an eight-part work by … 

Cathedral Blues

Cathedral Blues

Back by popular demand! A rocking Chicago blues set, stomping boogie woogie and bluesy soul-jazz from dynamic pianist/vocalist, Daniel Smith and band, with John Burgess. 

Cathedral Choir Concert: Coronation Anthems and Music for Royalty

Cathedral Choir Concert: Coronation Anthems and Music for Royalty

‘You’ll have to go a long way to hear finer choral singing than this’ (International Record Review). 

The Really Terrible Orchestra

The Really Terrible Orchestra

The RTO has searched far and wide for music to play. 

Cathedral Choristers

Cathedral Choristers

A concert of sublime music from Britten to Fauré, with the choristers of St Mary’s Cathedral conducted by Duncan Ferguson, following their highly successful tour to Vienna, Prague… 

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Pianist John Bryden plays music by Ravel, Scriabin, Bach and Schubert on the Cathedral Steinway. 

Cathedral Festival Eucharists

Cathedral Festival Eucharists

Join the Cathedral’s choir and congregation for uplifting Choral Eucharists with the finest cathedral music, featuring mass settings by Gabriel Jackson, William Byrd and Antonín D… 

Cathedral Festival Evensongs

Cathedral Festival Evensongs

Choral services sung by the Cathedral choir, the only choral foundation in Scotland with a tradition of daily services. 

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Organists Daniel Cook (Durham Cathedral), Duncan Ferguson (St Mary’s Cathedral) and Joseph Beech (St Mary’s Cathedral) perform popular organ works on the Cathedral’s mighty ‘Father… 

Cathedral Bach by Candlelight

Cathedral Bach by Candlelight

Peter Hill’s Bach series for Delphian has been described as one of the most impressive solo recording projects of recent years. 

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

A former Times Critics’ Choice. 

Phoebe Traquair Song School Murals – Free

Phoebe Traquair Song School Murals – Free

Traquair’s vivid murals (painted 1888-1892) include religious and allegorical images, portraits of leading figures, the choir and clergy of the day, and images of the natural world… 

Cathedral Choir Concert: Haydn and Mozart

Cathedral Choir Concert: Haydn and Mozart

‘You’ll have to go a long way to hear finer choral singing than this’ (International Record Review). 

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

John Bryden plays music by Haydn and Schubert in a series of recitals on the Cathedral Steinway. 

Cathedral Blues

Cathedral Blues

Back by popular demand! A rocking Chicago blues set, stomping boogie woogie and bluesy soul-jazz from dynamic pianist/vocalist Daniel Smith and band. 

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 … 

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Organists Duncan Ferguson (St Mary’s Cathedral), Nicholas Wearne (Birmingham Conservatoire) and Joseph Beech (St Mary’s Cathedral) perform popular organ works on the Cathedral’s mi… 

Cathedral Festival Evensongs

Cathedral Festival Evensongs

Choral services sung by the Cathedral choir, the only choral foundation in Scotland with a tradition of daily services. 

Cathedral Festival Eucharists

Cathedral Festival Eucharists

Join the Cathedral’s choir and congregation for uplifting Choral Eucharists with the finest cathedral music, featuring mass settings by Jonathan Dove, Vaughan Williams and Mozart. 

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts - Free

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts - Free

A former Times critic’s choice. 

Cathedral Photographic Exhibitions

Cathedral Photographic Exhibitions

Of Things Not Seen: photographs by Jim Grover of life in a Clapham Parish, and The Edge of Colour: a response to Paolozzi’s Window by Dave Sands, with glass by Liz French. 

Phoebe Traquair Song School Murals – Free

Phoebe Traquair Song School Murals – Free

Painted 1888-1892 and restored in 1998, Traquair’s acclaimed murals illustrate the canticle Benedicite Omnia Opera. 

Cathedral Bach by Candlelight

Cathedral Bach by Candlelight

Peter Hill’s Bach series for Delphian has been described as ‘one of the most impressive solo recording projects of recent years’ (New York Times). 

Cathedral Chamber Music

Cathedral Chamber Music

Sophie Williams (violin), Hugh Mackay (cello), Anna Michels (piano) and Emilia De Geer (piano) perform Smetana Piano Trio in G minor and music by Ravel and Debussy. 

Cathedral Choir Concert – A Stravinsky Celebration

Cathedral Choir Concert – A Stravinsky Celebration

A concert to celebrate the launch of the choir’s Stravinsky CD, including music by Gesualdo, Bach, Stravinsky and Gabriel Jackson. 

Lunchtime Recitals – East Meets West Rainbow

Lunchtime Recitals – East Meets West Rainbow

A fantastic opportunity to hear Chinese classical music, played by professional musicians on Chinese and Western instruments, accompanied by a short performance by the talented Rai… 

Cathedral Chamber Music

Cathedral Chamber Music

The Edinburgh Contemporary Music Ensemble perform the best of the city’s new chamber music with works by Peter Nelson, Harry Whalley, Kostas Rekleitis, Stuart Taylor, Julien Loncha… 

The Really Terrible Orchestra

The Really Terrible Orchestra

We will have showstopping compositions from the RTO music competition for unpublished composers. 

Cathedral Blues

Cathedral Blues

Back by popular demand! A rocking Chicago blues set, stomping boogie-woogie and bluesy soul-jazz from dynamic pianist-vocalist Daniel Smith and band. 

Cathedral Bach by Candlelight

Cathedral Bach by Candlelight

Bach’s magnificent Solo Cello Suites are the centrepiece of this candlelit recital from Philip Higham, a cellist lauded by the Strad as having ‘all the qualities of a world-cla… 

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

John Bryden plays music by Bach and his followers, Robert and Clara Schumann and Beethoven, in a series of recitals on the Cathedral Steinway. 

Cathedral Festival Eucharists

Cathedral Festival Eucharists

Join the Cathedral’s choir and congregation for uplifting Choral Eucharists with the finest cathedral music, featuring mass settings by Schubert, Victoria and Kodàly. 

Cathedral Festival Evensongs

Cathedral Festival Evensongs

Choral services sung by the Cathedral choir, the only choral foundation in Scotland with a tradition of daily services. 

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Organists Donald Hunt (St Mary’s Cathedral), Duncan Ferguson (St Mary’s Cathedral) and Peter Backhouse (St Giles’ Cathedral) perform popular organ works on the Cathedral’s mighty ‘… 

Phoebe Traquair Song School Murals – Free

Phoebe Traquair Song School Murals – Free

Painted 1888-1892 and restored in 1998, Traquair’s acclaimed murals illustrate the canticle Benedicite Omnia Opera. 

Women of the West End and the Cathedral Collection

Women of the West End and the Cathedral Collection

An exhibition about some remarkable female pioneers who lived in Edinburgh’s West End. 

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

A former Times critic’s choice. 

Cathedral Chamber Music – String Quintet

Cathedral Chamber Music – String Quintet

Senior players from St Mary’s Music School perform Schubert’s final chamber work, the sublime String Quintet in C major and a new work by Tom David Wilson. 

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

A composer a day: John Bryden will play music by Elgar, Mozart and Dvorák in three recitals on the Cathedral Steinway. 

Cathedral Choir Concert: Haydn Nelson Mass with Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Cathedral Choir Concert: Haydn Nelson Mass with Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Powerful music by Haydn in the beautiful setting of St Mary’s Cathedral. 

Cathedral Chamber Music – Mezzo-Soprano, Viola, Piano

Cathedral Chamber Music – Mezzo-Soprano, Viola, Piano

Three of Scotland’s most exciting young professional musicians unite to perform ravishing repertoire for voice, viola and piano, including Brahms, Poulenc, Rubbra, Falla and Loeffl… 

Cathedral Chamber Music – Piano

Cathedral Chamber Music – Piano

Exciting, young French pianist Louise Cournarie will give a recital on the Cathedral’s Steinway, including music by Handel, Schubert and Mendelssohn. 

Cathedral Chamber Music – Violin and Piano

Cathedral Chamber Music – Violin and Piano

Charlotte Rowan is recognized for her compelling, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. 

Cathedral Blues

Cathedral Blues

A rocking Chicago blues set, stomping boogie-woogie and bluesy soul jazz from dynamic pianist and vocalist Daniel Smith and band. 

Passion: A Contemporary Journey to the Cross

Passion: A Contemporary Journey to the Cross

Creator/director: Claire Henderson Davis. 

Cathedral Festival Evensongs

Cathedral Festival Evensongs

Choral services sung by the Cathedral choir, the only choral foundation in Scotland with a tradition of daily services. 

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Organists Steven Grahl (Peterborough Cathedral), Duncan Ferguson (St Mary’s Cathedral) and Donald Hunt (St Mary’s Cathedral) perform on consecutive Sundays on the Cathedral’s ‘Fath… 

Cathedral Festival Eucharists

Cathedral Festival Eucharists

Join the Cathedral’s choir and congregation for uplifting choral eucharists with the finest cathedral music, featuring mass settings by Stravinsky, Schubert and Martin. 

Phoebe Traquair Song School Murals – Free

Phoebe Traquair Song School Murals – Free

Painted 1888-1892, Traquair’s acclaimed murals, restored in 1998, illustrate the canticle Benedicite Omnia Opera. 

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

A former Times Critics’ Choice. 

Arctic Convoys – Men and Ice

Arctic Convoys – Men and Ice

Stories, photographs and tapestries about men in the Arctic Convoys in WW2 who received the Ushakov Medal in 2014. 

Cathedral Concert: Dark Inventions

Cathedral Concert: Dark Inventions

The groundbreaking ensemble Dark Inventions returns to St Mary’s with a typically eclectic mix of contemporary and earlier works, including a Scottish premiere of Philip Cashian … 

Cathedral Bach Before Breakfast - Free

Cathedral Bach Before Breakfast - Free

Wake up to Bach and a little Shostakovich in the beautiful setting of St Mary’s Cathedral. 

Cathedral Choir Concert

Cathedral Choir Concert

‘You will have to go a long way to hear finer choral singing than this’ writes International Record Review of the Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral. 

Cathedral Romance of the Piano

Cathedral Romance of the Piano

In the beautiful candlelit setting of St Mary’s Cathedral, come and join internationally renowned concert pianist Mira Rajan for an evening celebrating great romantic music, perf… 

Cathedral Blues

Cathedral Blues

A set of rocking Chicago blues, stomping boogie woogie and bluesy soul-jazz from dynamic pianist/vocalist Daniel Smith and band. 

Cathedral Festival Eucharists

Cathedral Festival Eucharists

Join the Cathedral’s choir and congregation for an uplifting service with the finest cathedral music, featuring mass settings by Rheinberger, Stravinsky and Mozart. 

Cathedral Festival Evensongs

Cathedral Festival Evensongs

Choral services sung by the Cathedral Choir, the only choral foundation in Scotland with a tradition of daily services. 

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Organists Duncan Ferguson (St Mary’s Cathedral), Robert Sharpe (York Minster), and Donald Hunt (St Mary’s Cathedral) perform on consecutive Sundays on the Cathedral’s ‘Father… 

Cathedral Meditations by Candelight

Cathedral Meditations by Candelight

Organist Donald Hunt performs Messiaen’s deeply moving L’Ascension; Rebecca Smith and Benjamin Powell present Janacek’s Sonata for violin and piano, alluding to the brutality… 

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry - Free

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry - Free

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry is a visual tribute to Scotland’s global legacy, crafted by volunteer embroiderers in 25 countries across the globe. 

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts — Free

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts — Free

Celebrating 20 years. 

Phoebe Traquair Song School Murals - Free

Phoebe Traquair Song School Murals - Free

Painted in 1888-1892, Traquair’s acclaimed murals, restored in 1998, illustrate the canticle Benedicite Omnia Opera.