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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London Concertante: Viennese Christmas By Candlelight

It's wall-to-wall seasonal Viennese fun (with a bit of Tchaikovsky) from the London Concertante, including Strauss waltzes and pieces by Schubert and Brahms.

Fri 1 Dec

£19–£28 / 0333 666 4466

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Sat 2 Dec

£19–£28 / 0333 666 4466

  • 19:30 – 21:30

London Concertante - Viennese Christmas by Candlelight

The ensemble performs Strauss's Tales From The Vienna Woods, Trisch-Trasch Polka and Waltz from Sleeping Beauty, Brahms's Hungarian Dance No 5, Schubert's Rondo For Violin And Strings and Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, with Ben Norris on violin.

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

David Gordon directs the ensemble for a programme of works by Vivaldi, Handel, Bach and Mozart.

Sat 18 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 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

Organ Music and Soprano Night: From Baroque to Modern

Beautiful Night of Organ Music and Soprano by winners of numerous national and international contests - Luka Gadelia and Christina Eshba.

Fri 10 Nov

£16.75 (£14) / 0131 226 0673

Sound and Light

Contemplative (and quiet) music with candlelight.

Fri 3 Nov

£5 on the door / 0131 226 0673

With music from Turadh.

  • 19:30

St Giles' at Six

St Giles' Cathedral's regular 6pm concerts of rush hour music are always free.

Sun 29 Oct

Free / 0131 226 0673

Danny Miller (violin) and Ancute Nite (piano) play music of the First World War. Butterworth: Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad; Vaughan Williams: Romance & Pastoral; Kreisler: Liebeslied; Elgar, Chanson de Nuit, Chanson de Matin.

  • 18:00

Sun 5 Nov

Free / 0131 226 0673

Organ recital by Michael Harris, featuring Guilmant, March on a theme of Handel; J.S.Bach, Concerto in G BWV 592; Peeters, Aria; Lanquetuit, Toccata; Parry, Fantasia and Fugue in G; Karg-Elert, Harmonies du Soir.

  • 18:00

Sun 12 Nov

Free / 0131 226 0673

Edinburgh Napier Chamber Choir and director Michael Harris perform a new work by Chris Hutchings; Saint-Saëns, Partsongs; Fauré, Requiem.

  • 18:00
…and 2 more dates until 26 Nov

Viennese Christmas by Candlelight

Join one of Britains finest Chamber Ensembles in a magical evening of festive Classical favourites in the stunning St Giles' Cathedral

Fri 1 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 0673

Sat 2 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 0673

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