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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Bach Violin Concertos By Candlelight

Presenting J. S. Bach’s finest concertos alongside household names and hidden gems of the genre, London Concertante and guest soloists promise a magical evening of remarkable musical and delightful entertainment. Programme: Mozart - Divertimento in F Albinoni - Oboe Concerto in D minor Bach - Concerto for Violin &…

Sat 10 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 0673

Bach - Violin Concertos By Candlelight, Sat 10 November, Edinburgh

St Giles' Cathedral, EdinburghPresenting J. S. Bachs finest concertos alongside household names and hidden gems of the genre, London Concertante and guest soloists promise a magical evening of remarkable musical and delightful entertainment.Programme:Mozart - Divertimento in FAlbinoni - Oboe Concerto in D minorBach…

Sat 10 Nov

£19–£28 / 0131 226 0673

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 1

Arno Hartmann 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 by Liszt, Vierne, Glasunow and Muschel. Enjoy a dazzling feast of sound in the historic surroundings of St Giles’ Cathedral.

Wed 1 Aug

Cathedral

£8 / 0131 226 0673

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 2

Thomas Gaynor 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 Giles’ Rieger organ. A feast of sound in magnificent surroundings. Age category: 12+

Wed 8 Aug

Cathedral

£8 / 0131 226 0673

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 3

Michael Harris 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 Fantasia and Fugue in G, marking the centenary of the composer's death. Age category: 12+

Wed 15 Aug

Cathedral

£8 / 0131 226 0673

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 4

Maurice Clerc 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, Langlais' Suite Médiévale, and Tournemire's Victimae Paschali Laudes. Age category: 12+

Wed 22 Aug

Cathedral

£8 / 0131 226 0673

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Choral Classics

St Giles' Cathedral Choir 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 Child of Our Time, and Parry’s Blest Pair of Sirens. Age category: 12+

Fri 10 Aug

Cathedral

£12 (£10) / 0131 226 0673

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Music at Lunchtime

St Giles' Cathedral Visit St Giles’ Cathedral and enjoy a relaxed musical concert from performers from all over the world in a unique and beautiful historical setting. Age category: 14+

Fri 3 Aug

Cathedral

Free / 0131 226 0673

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 4 Aug

Cathedral

Free / 0131 226 0673

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 6 Aug

Cathedral

Free / 0131 226 0673

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 25 Aug

St Giles' After Dark

St Giles' Cathedral Choir 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 secular) hits from both stage and screen. Age category: 14+

Sat 18 Aug

Cathedral

£10 / 0131 226 0673

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Viennese Christmas by Candlelight

Touring 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 Overture Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite Strauss - Trisch-Trasch polka…

Fri 14 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 0673

Fri 21 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 0673

Viennese Christmas By Candlelight, Friday 14 December, Edinburgh

St Giles Cathedral, EdinburghTouring 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 14 Dec

£19–£28 / 0131 226 0673

Viennese Christmas By Candlelight, Friday 21 December, Edinburgh

St Giles Cathedral, EdinburghTouring 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 21 Dec

£19–£28 / 0131 226 0673

Vivaldi Concertos By Candlelight

Come along and join the London Concertante for our 2018 Scottish season opener at St.Giles' High Chruch, Edinburgh! The first of our 8 concert programme at the famous church this year, we’ll be performing a selection of some of Vivaldi’s most loved and well known concertos for strings by candlelight.  Kicking off our…

Fri 22 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 0673

Vivaldi - Four Seasons - Fri 7 Dec, Edinburgh

St Giles Cathedral, EdinburghWith a programme loaded full of Classical delights and Baroque masterpieces, this magical concert presented by London Concertante, is one you do not want to miss! ProgrammeCorelli - Christmas ConcertoVivaldi - La FolliaMozart - Divertimento in DHandel - Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No.7Bach - Violin…

Fri 7 Dec

£19–£28 / 0131 226 0673

Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Sat 29 Sep, Edinburgh

St Giles Cathedral, EdinburghMozart - Divertimento in DElgar - SerenadeBach - Concerto for 2 ViolinsPiazzolla - Primavera Verano PortenoVivaldi - Autumn Winter from The Four SeasonsLONDON CONCERTANTE

Sat 29 Sep

£19–£28 / 0131 226 0673

Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight

With a programme full of Classical delights and Baroque masterpieces, this concert presented by London Concertante is one you don't want to miss!

Fri 7 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 0673

Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight

Join London Concertante for a selection of stunning classical favourites, including works by Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi.

Sat 29 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 0673

Reviews & features

Edinburgh's Royal Mile takes in hundreds of years of history and drama

16 Feb 2011

A haven for tourists and the centrepoint of historic Edinburgh

The Royal Mile begins as you leave the castle. On the right is the Scotch Whisky Experience – the perfect introduction to the history and alchemy of Scotland’s national drink – complete with a dram at the end. On the left, the tower with the…

Perfect pitch - Classical venue guide

15 Sep 2008

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