St Giles' Cathedral

St Giles' Cathedral
Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE
  • Box office 0131 226 0673
  • General enquiries 0131 225 9442
  • Opening times Oct–Apr: Mon–Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm. May–Sept: Mon–Fri 9am–7pm; Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm.
  • Website www.stgilescathedral.org.uk
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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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Afternoon Concert Series

St Giles' Cathedral 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 this beautiful, historic building. From concertos to cabaret, musicals to marimba, the afternoon concert series offers…

Sat 31 Aug

Cathedral

Free / 0131 226 0673

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Baroque Inspiration (Sounds On Saturday)

This is the secondin a new series of recitals under St Giles' Cathedral's "Sounds on Saturday" banner.Michael Harris, the Cathedral's Organist and Master of the Music will perform a programme recreating the concert played by Albert Schweitzer in St Giles' Cathedral in June 1982, incorporating works by J.S.Bach and Felix…

Sat 21 Sep

£5 / 0131 226 0673

Christmas Baroque By Candlelight - Wed 4th Dec, Edinburgh

St Giles' CathedralWednesday 4th Dec, 8pmProgramme:Corelli "Christmas" ConcertoVivaldi La FolliaMozart Divertimento in DHandel Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 7Bach Violin Concerto in A minorVivaldi Autumn Winter from the Four SeasonsIf youve never been to a classical concert before, fear not! The ensemble boasts an audience…

Wed 4 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 0673

Emergency Services Festival of Thanksgiving

Celebrate the hard work that the emergency services do.

Fri 6 Sep

Free / 0131 226 0673

Booking is essential.

  • 13:30 – 15:00

London Concertante: Vivaldi Four Seasons By Candlelight

The chamber orchestra performs a programme of works by Vivaldi, Telemann, Bach and Mozart by candlelight.

Fri 11 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 0673

Moonlight Sonata By Candlelight

Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata  Chopin - Nocturne in C sharp minor  Chopin - Berceuse Chopin - Ballade No. 1  Debussy - Clair de Lune  Liszt - La Campanella  Beethoven - Pathetique Sonata  Satie - Gymnopodie Gottschalk - The Banjo  Gottschalk –  Souvenirs  D'Andalousie Gershwin - Embraceable…

Sat 16 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 0673

Moonlight Sonata By Candlelight

Spectacular British Concert Pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith performs a selection of sensational works for solo piano. Treat yourself and your loved ones to an evening of stunning classical music by candlelight at this spectacular venue for an evening to remember.Beethoven- Moonlight SonataChopin - Nocturne in C sharp…

Sat 16 Nov

£15–£32 / 0131 226 0673

Moonlight Sonata By Candlelight

On Saturday 16th November 2019 at 7:30pm, in the heart of Edinburgh, the walls of St Giles’ will resound to the music of Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin and Liszt played by British concert pianist, Jonathan French, under the warm flicker of candlelight.  Described as 'Stunning' by Classic FM and 'The embodiment of the…

Sat 16 Nov

£16.76–£35.08 / 0131 226 0673

Music From The Movies - Fri 27 September, Edinburgh

St Giles' CathedralFriday 27 September, 8pmJoin world-renowned London Concertante as they bring us on a stunning red carpet ride of iconic movie soundtracks. From aliens and spies to dinosaurs and war heroes this evening promises to be exciting exploration of the power of film music, packed with all of your family…

Fri 27 Sep

£19–£32 / 0131 226 0673

Music From the Movies With London Concertante

Join world-renowned London Concertante as they bring us on a stunning red carpet ride of iconic movie soundtracks. From aliens and spies to dinosaurs and war heroes – this evening promises to be exciting exploration of the power of film music, packed with all of your family favourites made famous by Hollywood! This…

Fri 27 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 0673

Music From the Movies With London Concertante

Join world-renowned London Concertante as they bring us on a stunning red carpet ride of iconic movie soundtracks. From aliens and spies to dinosaurs and war heroes – this evening promises to be exciting exploration of the power of film music, packed with all of your family favourites made famous by Hollywood! This…

Fri 27 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 0673

Organ Favourites (Sounds On Saturday)

This is the first in a new series of recitals under St Giles Cathedrals Sounds on Saturday banner.Michael Harris, the Cathedrals Organist and Master of the Music will perform works by William Faulkes, George Frideric Handel, Christian Heinrich Rinck, Felix Mendelssohn, Alfred Hollins and Alexandre Guilmant.

Sat 14 Sep

£5 / 0131 226 0673

Romantic Organ (Sounds On Saturday)

This is the thirdin a new series of recitals under St Giles' Cathedral's "Sounds on Saturday" banner.Michael Harris, the Cathedral's Organist and Master of the Music will perform works by Alfred Hollins, Felix Mendelssohn, Franz Liszt, Camille Saint-Sans and Edward Elgar

Sat 28 Sep

£5 / 0131 226 0673

Sing Praises! (Sounds On Saturday)

This is the fourth in a new series of recitals under St Giles' Cathedral's "Sounds on Saturday" banner.The Cathedral Choir, under the direction of Michael Harris the Cathedral's Organist and Master of the Music, and accompanied by Jordan English the Cathedral's Assistant Organist will perform works by Heinrich Schtz…

Sat 5 Oct

£5 / 0131 226 0673

Sonat Vox Men's Choir

Come hear the famed German men's ensemble, Sonat Vox, on their first-ever international concert tour!

Thu 10 Oct

Free / 0131 226 0673

Viennese Christmas By Candlelight - Fri 29 Nov, Derby

DerbyCathedralTouring their ever-popular festive programme, London Concertante travel the length and breadth of the country presenting treats from across Europe to get you in the mood for mulled wine, mince pies, and baubles.Programme:Strauss Die Fledermaus OvertureTchaikovsky Nutcracker SuiteStrauss Trisch-trasch…

Fri 6 Dec

£20.85–£34.70 / 0131 226 0673

Viennese Christmas By Candlelight - Friday 13th Dec, Edinburgh

St Giles'CathedralTouring their ever-popular festive programme, London Concertante travel the length and breadth of the country presenting treats from across Europe to get you in the mood for mulled wine, mince pies, and baubles.Programme:Strauss Die Fledermaus OvertureTchaikovsky Nutcracker SuiteStrauss Trisch-trasch…

Fri 13 Dec

£19–£32 / 0131 226 0673

Viennese Christmas By Candlelight - Friday 6th Dec, Edinburgh

St GilesCathedralTouring their ever-popular festive programme, London Concertante travel the length and breadth of the country presenting treats from across Europe to get you in the mood for mulled wine, mince pies, and baubles.Programme:Strauss - Die Fledermaus OvertureTchaikovsky - Nutcracker SuiteStrauss…

Fri 6 Dec

£19–£32 / 0131 226 0673

Viennese Christmas By Candlelight - Sat 30 Nov, Coventry

CoventryCathedralTouring their ever-popular festive programme, London Concertante travel the length and breadth of the country presenting treats from across Europe to get you in the mood for mulled wine, mince pies, and baubles.Programme:Strauss - Die Fledermaus OvertureTchaikovsky - Nutcracker SuiteStrauss…

Fri 6 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 0673

Fri 13 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 0673

VIVALDI - FOUR SEASONS by Candlelight

Join London Concertante for an evening packed full of classical favourites, including well known works by Vivaldi, Corelli and Telemann.

Fri 15 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 0673

Vivaldi-The Four Seasons By Candlelight

Programme: Vivaldi – Concerto for Two Violins in A minor Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Bach – Concerto for 2 Violins Vivaldi – The Four Seasons If you’ve never been to a classical concert before, fear not! The ensemble boasts an audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first-time classical…

Fri 11 Oct

£20.85–£34.70 / 0131 226 0673

Vivaldi - The Four Seasons By Candlelight - Fri 11 Oct, Edinburgh

St Giles CathedralFriday 11 October, 8pmProgramme:Vivaldi - Concerto for Two Violins in A minorMozart - Eine Kleine NachtmusikBach - Concerto for 2 ViolinsVivaldi - The Four SeasonsIf youre looking for a romantic candlelit experience - or simply want to enjoy some classical music greats in a gorgeous setting - then this…

Fri 11 Oct

£19–£32 / 0131 226 0673

Vivaldi - The Four Seasons By Candlelight - Fri 15 Nov, Edinburgh

St Giles CathedralFriday 15th November, 7:30pmProgramme:Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 5Mozart - Flute Concerto in DHaydn - Violin Concerto in CCPE Bach - Flute Concerto in A minorVivaldi - Winter from the Four SeasonsDescribed by Classic FM as the perfect gateway into the world of Baroque music, the Brandenburg…

Fri 15 Nov

£19–£32 / 0131 226 0673

Vivaldi's Four Seasons At Christmas

The stunning musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Winter from Vivaldis timeless classic The Four seasons, in a hugely appealing programme to get you in the festive spirit!Piccadilly Sinfoniettatbc(violin/guest leader)Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)Pachelbel - CanonCorelli - Christmas ConcertoBach - Jesu JoyMozart…

Fri 20 Dec

£15–£32 / 0131 226 0673

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