St Giles' Cathedral
- Box office 0131 226 0673
- General enquiries 0131 225 9442
- Opening times Mon–Sat 09:00–17:00; Sun 13:00–17:00
- Website www.stgilescathedral.org.uk
Dominating the Royal Mile, St Giles’ Cathedral has been one of Edinburgh's religious focal points for approximately 900 years. It is home to some of the best stained glass windows in Scotland, dating from the 19th and 20th centuries, and hosts regular choral and organ performances. Also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, this church has witnessed executions, riots and celebrations.
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Art for Lunch - Free Concerts at St Giles'
Various artists. Escape the thunderous thrill of the High Street! Unwind and enjoy tranquility, inspiring music and stunning architecture in the medieval heart of Edinburgh. Classical, folk, jazz and more! Details on www.stgilescathedral.org.uk. All ages.
Tue 30 Jul
Thu 1 Aug
Fri 2 Aug
Britten, Brahms, Bennett
This varied programme of classical and contemporary works spans 150 years of choral music. The earliest work presented will be Brahms Four Songs for Female Voices, 2 Horns and Harp. This unusual scoring complements the opening line of the first song, which reflects on the rich tones of the harp. Celebrating the centenary…
Celebrity Organ Recitals 2013
Feruccio Bartoletti and Peter Backhouse. Experience the majestic power and glory of the Rieger organ in the historic St Giles' Cathedral in a series of inspiring and uplifting concerts. Full details on: www.stgilescathedral.org.uk. All ages.
St Giles' Cathedral Choir. St Giles' Choir, directed by Michael Harris, with Peter Backhouse (organ) in a concert featuring music by Bach, Brahms and Britten. Vibrant music and the spectacular Rieger organ fill the ancient splendour of St Giles'. All ages.
Four Seasons in Music and Verse
South West Camerata. South West Camerata, a JUTP Music ensemble perform Vivaldi Four Seasons at St Giles' Cathedral on Friday 9th August at 12.15pm. This unique youth string ensemble from the southwest return to the 2013 Fringe Festival to perform the Four Seasons by Vivaldi, with poetry recitation before each Season…
Keep Calm and Listen to Classic
Korea Union Youth Chamber Orchestra and Choir (KUYCOC) consists of talented young boys and girls from South Korea. They volunteer NGO activities all around the world since 2006. During Fringe 2013, they will introduce Korean folk songs and well-known classical music to the public. Join us and see what KUYCOC has to offer!
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