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, Friday 6 October, Edinburgh

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh Mozart – Divertimento in F Albinoni – Oboe Concerto in D minor Bach – Concerto for Violin & Oboe in C minor Mozart – Oboe Quartet in F Bach – Violin Concerto in E major Agata Daraskaite - Guest Director/Violin LONDON CONCERTANTE

Fri 6 Oct

£19–£28 / 0131 226 0673

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 4

Peter Backhouse Peter Backhouse, Assistant Organist of St Giles’ Cathedral, puts the renowned Rieger organ through its paces in its 25th anniversary year with a feast of dazzling sound. Music by JS Bach, Francis Jackson and Franck.

Wed 23 Aug

Cathedral

£8 / 0131 226 0673

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Echoes and Traces: Nobilis Humilis

New choral works by eight composers are preformed by the choir Cappella Nova. The music is inspired by a song fragment from Orkney that celebrates St Magnus: Nobles Humilis.

Thu 24 Aug

Cathedral

£15 (£12) / 0131 226 0673

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 25 Aug

Cathedral

£15 (£12) / 0131 226 0673

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

London Concertante - Bach Violin Concertos By Candlelight

London Concertante perform Bach's Violin Concertos by Candlelight! Programme Mozart - Divertimento in F Albinoni - Oboe Concerto in D minor Bach - Concerto for Violin & Oboe in C minor Mozart - Oboe Quartet in F Bach - Violin Concerto in E major Ben Norris - Guest Director/Violin LONDON CONCERTANTE London Concertante…

Fri 6 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 0673

London Concertante - Viennese Christmas by Candlelight

A host of wonderful viennese music performed by one of the finest chamber ensembles in the country! Programme Strauss - Tales from the Vienna Woods Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 5 Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite Schubert - Rondo for Violin & Strings Strauss - Trisch-trasch polka Tchaikovsky - Waltz from "Sleeping…

Fri 1 Dec

£20.77–£30.32 / 0131 226 0673

Sat 2 Dec

£20.77–£30.32 / 0131 226 0673

London Concertante - Vivaldi Four Seasons by Candlelight

London Concertante perform Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight! Programme Elgar - Serenade for Strings Rossini - String Sonata No. 2 Vivaldi - The Four Seasons plus music by Mendelssohn & Piazzolla Ben Norris - Guest Director LONDON CONCERTANTE London Concertante is one of the finest chamber ensembles in the…

Sat 18 Nov

£20.77–£30.32 / 0131 226 0673

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.

Mon 21 Aug

Cathedral

Free / 0131 226 0673

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 22 Aug

Cathedral

Free / 0131 226 0673

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 23 Aug

Cathedral

Free / 0131 226 0673

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 28 Aug

Viennese Christmas By Candlelight - Fri 1 Dec, Edinburgh

St. Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh VIENNESE CHRISTMAS by Candlelight Strauss - Tales from the Vienna Woods Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 5 Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite Schubert - Rondo for Violin & Strings Strauss - Trisch-trasch polka Tchaikovsky - Waltz from “Sleeping Beauty” Strauss…

Fri 1 Dec

£19–£28 / 0131 226 0673

Viennese Christmas By Candlelight - Sat 2 Dec, Edinburgh

St. Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh VIENNESE CHRISTMAS by Candlelight Strauss - Tales from the Vienna Woods Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 5 Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite Schubert - Rondo for Violin & Strings Strauss - Trisch-trasch polka Tchaikovsky - Waltz from “Sleeping Beauty” Strauss…

Sat 2 Dec

£19–£28 / 0131 226 0673

Vivaldi - The Four Seasons By Candlelight, Saturday 18 November, Edinburgh

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh Mendelssohn – String Symphony No. 10 Elgar – Serenade for Strings Rossini – String Sonata No. 2 Vivaldi – The Four Seasons Ben Norris - Guest Director/Violin LONDON CONCERTANTE

Sat 18 Nov

£19–£28 / 0131 226 0673

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16 Feb 2011

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