St Mary's Cathedral

St Mary's Cathedral
23 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, EH12 5AW
  • Telephone 0131 225 6293
  • Opening times Opening times vary, see individual events for details.
  • Website www.cathedral.net
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The West End of Edinburgh is home to St Mary’s Cathedral, which was established in the late 19th century. It is the only cathedral in Scotland to maintain a tradition of daily choral services with choristers drawn from its own choir school. Other points of interest are the cathedral’s original organ and bell tower.

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Cathedral Blues

Daniel Smith and Band Back by popular demand! A rocking Chicago blues set, stomping boogie woogie and bluesy soul-jazz from dynamic pianist/vocalist Daniel Smith and band. Material from Meade 'Lux' Lewis to Otis Spann and Herbie Hancock, along with foot-tappin' originals, make his gigs a good-time experience packed…

Fri 11 Aug

Cathedral Nave

£12 / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

St Mary's Cathedral 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 mighty 'Father' Willis organ.

Sun 6 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 13 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 20 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Cathedral Cello Recital by Candlelight

Philip Higham – Cello International concert and recording artist Philip Higham performs works by J S Bach and others in the candlelit Cathedral. A cellist lauded by The Strad as having 'all the qualities of a world-class artist'. Full details at cathedral.net.

Sun 13 Aug

Cathedral Nave

£12 / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Cathedral Chamber Music

St Mary's Cathedral Leading chamber musicians from Edinburgh's Manor Place Quartet are joined by Philip Higham and guests in a performance of Strauss's Metamorphosen (septet version) alongside Mozart's 'Dissonance' Quartet. Full details at cathedral.net.

Tue 8 Aug

Cathedral Nave

£12 / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Cathedral Choir Concert: Haydn and Mozart

St Mary's Cathedral 'You'll have to go a long way to hear finer choral singing than this' (International Record Review). Works by the Viennese masters in the candlelit St Mary's Cathedral with the internationally renowned Cathedral Choir. Full details at cathedral.net.

Fri 18 Aug

Cathedral Nave

£15 / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

John Bryden John Bryden plays music by Haydn and Schubert in a series of recitals on the Cathedral Steinway. Followed by coffee and shortbread. Donations welcome. Full details at cathedral.net.

Tue 15 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 17 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 19 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Cathedral Festival Eucharists

St Mary's Cathedral 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. Full details at cathedral.net.

Sun 6 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 10 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 13 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 20 Aug

Cathedral Festival Evensongs

St Mary's Cathedral Choral services sung by the Cathedral choir, the only choral foundation in Scotland with a tradition of daily services. Evensong on Wednesday 9 August broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Details of music at cathedral.net.

Sun 6 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 7 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 8 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 20 Aug

Cathedral Lay Clerks in Concert

St Mary's Cathedral An evening of close harmony, folk songs and the best choral music with the altos, tenors and basses of St Mary's renowned choir. Full details at cathedral.net.

Wed 16 Aug

Cathedral Nave

£12 / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts - Free

St Mary's Cathedral A former Times critic's choice. Free concerts every lunchtime, Monday to Saturday throughout August, with leading performers. Wide range of music from classical to contemporary and jazz. Full details at www.cathedral.net.

Tue 1 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 2 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 3 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

Cathedral Photographic Exhibitions

St Mary's Cathedral 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.

Tue 1 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 2 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 3 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 28 more dates until 31 Aug

From Havana to Buenos Aires: Cuban Classics

Ann Liebeck Soprano and Marcos Madrigal Piano 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 music. They will perform art songs by Cuba's answer to George Gershwin, Ernesto Lecuona…

Thu 10 Aug

Cathedral Nave

£15 (£8) / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Phoebe Traquair Song School Murals – Free

St Mary's Cathedral Painted 1888-1892 and restored in 1998, Traquair's acclaimed murals illustrate the canticle Benedicite Omnia Opera. Showing Pre-Raphaelite influence, they are a moving expression of faith. Tours meet at the Cathedral entrance (Palmerston Place).

Tue 1 Aug

Song School

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 2 Aug

Song School

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 3 Aug

Song School

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

Scarlatti and Cage with David Greilsammer & David Mitchell

Conductor and pianist David Greilsammer is one of the world’s most audacious classical performers. Today, he and acclaimed writer David Mitchell present a collaboration featuring achingly beautiful piano music together with miniature readings and (unpublished) ‘micro-stories’ by Mitchell. Switching between grand pianos…

Sat 26 Aug

£15 (£12) / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

War Zone Creatives

Exhibition looking at the effect of damage to the infrastructure.

Wed 5 Jul

Free / 0131 225 6293

  • 09:00
  • 13:00
  • 14:00 – 17:00

Thu 6 Jul

Free / 0131 225 6293

  • 09:00
  • 13:00
  • 14:00 – 17:00

Fri 7 Jul

Free / 0131 225 6293

  • 09:00
  • 13:00
  • 14:00 – 17:00
…and 16 more dates until 23 Jul

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