St Andrew's and St George's West Church

St Andrew's and St George's West Church
St Andrew's and St George's West Church
13 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PA
  • Telephone 0131 225 3847
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 10am–3pm, Sat 11am–2pm
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  • Website www.stagw.org.uk
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Built in 1784 as the first church in the New Town of Edinburgh, the Georgian oval sanctuary has excellent acoustics and is a popular concert and event venue. St Andrew's and St George's West is still a busy working church and visitors are always welcome. Undercroft Café open Mon–Fri 10am–2pm.

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Aberdeen A Cappella

The Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines The award-winning choir the Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines presents It's Showtime! a varied, lively and light-hearted performance of show songs sung in four-part close harmony.

Sat 19 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

All Chopin Recital

William Alexander A selection of favourite variations, nocturnes, fantasias, waltzes, mazurkas and polonaises played by William Alexander (piano).

Sat 19 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£7) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Around the World With the Scottish Clarinet Quartet

Scottish Clarinet Quartet The story of the clarinet told from a truly global perspective by Scotland's premier clarinet ensemble, in virtuosic performances on clarinets of all sizes. Featuring the quartet's well-established concert format of original compositions, commissions and little-known arrangements, SCQ will…

Fri 18 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ayres of France, Graces of Scotland

Elspeth McVeigh (soprano) and Kristiina Watt (theorbo and Scottish fiddle) Elspeth McVeigh, soprano, returns to the Fringe with two concerts of unusual 16th- to 17th-century Scottish and French music, exploring The Auld Alliance. Gorgeous, rarely performed songs take you to another age of love, with all its joys and…

Thu 17 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 14:30 – 15:30

The Bach Players

The Bach Players, founded in 1996 by artistic director and violinist Nicolette Moonen, is a flexible ensemble of between three and 25 musicians, specialising in 17th and 18th century music.

Sat 14 Oct

£20 (£18; Students £5) / 0131 225 3847

Music fro Shakespeare's plays and poems. Concert sponsored by the Georgian Concert Society.

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Bachiana

Anne-Isabel Meyer, Chris Harding This acclaimed cellist returns with pianist Chris Harding to play Schumann's accompanied versions of the six Bach Cello Suites. Robert Schumann loved Bach's music and was determined to make the Cello Suites known to a wider audience. In 1853 Schumann embarked on a project entitled…

Thu 17 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 16:30 – 17:30

Big Band Swing At The Edinburgh Fringe

That Swing Sensation, Scotland's record breaking big swing band, brings you a night of music and song from the golden age of the Crooners. Be transported back to a time when swing was king with memorable melodies made famous by Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, Matt Monro with a generous helping of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself.

Fri 25 Aug

£10–£12 / 0131 225 3847

St Andrew's and St George's West

£12 (£10) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 26 Aug

£10–£12 / 0131 225 3847

St Andrew's and St George's West

£12 (£10) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Cantica Alba: Heavenly Harmony

Cantica Alba, Director Michael Harris This Edinburgh-based ten-voiced a cappella ensemble directed by Michael Harris, present Heavenly Harmony, a programme of sacred music, from the Renaissance to the present day, from Byrd and Bruckner to Ešenvalds and Miskinis.

Sun 27 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Classical Accordion at the Fringe

Paul Chamberlain & Michael Haywood Accordionist Paul Chamberlain returns to the Fringe with a programme of original works and transcriptions from Russia, France, Spain and Argentina - including pieces by Khachaturian, Granados, Rameau, Zolotariev and Piazzolla. ‘A treat of a recital’ ★★★★★ (Edinburgh Guide) ‘An…

Fri 25 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Classical Guitar and Choral Music

Classical guitar from Syrian guitarist Ayman Jarjour and choral music from the church choir. Proceeds go to Palcrafts (UK), a charity which sells Palestinian goods through its free trade shop.

Fri 29 Sep

£20 including glass of wine / soft drink and light buffet (£15; Children £10) / 0131 225 3847

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Echoes of American Jazz

American jazz courtesy of US-based Hulting-Cohen/Shank.

Tue 22 Aug

£10 (£8; Family £7; Students £5) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fieri Consort

Young vocal group specialising in Renaissance choral music.

Sat 10 Feb 2018

£20 (£18; Students £5) / 0131 225 3847

Madrigals by Cipriano de Rore, Marenzio, Wert, Ingegneri, Willaert and Monteverdi, accompanied by harp and theorbo. Concert sponsored and promoted by the Georgian Concert Society.

Fretwork

Viol ensemble of Asako Morikawa, Reiko Ichise, Sam Stadlen, Emily Ashton and Richard Boothby, which has been one of the most respected groups of its kind for over two decades.

Sat 18 Nov

£20 (£18; Students £5) / 0131 225 3847

In Nomines by John Taverner, William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons and Christopher Tye. Concert sponsored and promoted by the Georgian Concert Society.

From Monks to Boy Bands: The Harmony Hall of Fame!

The Rolling Hills Chorus and Guests Find out what links monks to boy bands, apart from bad habits! Discover harmony through the ages in a fun-packed show with Edinburgh's premier a cappella chorus and guests. See and hear the transformation of men and music through time! ★★★★★ (ThreeWeeks).

Fri 18 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Het Consort

Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra On their first visit to the Fringe, the well-known Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra Het Consort will give two concerts with highlights of their repertoire! Programmed are, amongst others, the famous Concerto by Vivaldi with Sebastiaan de Grebber and Ferdinand Binnendijk as mandolin…

Wed 23 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£12 (£10) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 25 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Inverkeithing Big Band

Returning after a second highly successful gig in 2016, the Inverkeithing Community Big Band promises an afternoon of riveting jazz and swing. Enjoy big band sounds from Ellington and Basie through to Maynard Ferguson. The band is joined by our regular vocalists Lesley Gudgeon and Tom Marshall and virtuoso saxophonist…

Sun 27 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£9 (£7) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Irving Berlin – 100 Years of Song

Ensemble Following last year’s popular success with The Magic of MGM, Fife’s leading operatic concert group, Ensemble (ensembleinfife.org.uk), reverts to a programme based on a single composer. Irving Berlin’s hits include Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Blue Skies, Cheek to Cheek and Easter Parade. One…

Sun 27 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£12 (£10) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Julian Layn Project

Julian Layn (Piano) Composer and pianist Julian Layn returns to the Fringe to perform his unique 21st century classical music, including his Thunderstorm Trilogy, the Queen and the Ecocalypse works. His composition style extends beyond classical minimalism, offering a sound and themes that resonate with today's social…

Thu 17 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 19:30 – 20:30

My Journey Throughout China

Dong Yi, Chinese Zheng Yi Dong makes her 16th annual return to Edinburgh to 'indulge us with a rich spa of the spirits and mind' (China Xinhua News Agency) and to take us on a journey through the spirit of China. 'It's proved to be my best music experience for years' (BBC World Service). Part of 8th Glamour of Jasmine…

Sun 20 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£12 (£10) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 21 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£12 (£10) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 22 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£12 (£10) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Organ Recital

Drew Crichton Come and hear this young Napier University music graduate and St Andrew's and St George's West organ scholar perform in his first solo Fringe organ recital.

Thu 17 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£7 / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 12:30 – 13:30

Organ Recital in the City

Dorien Schouten Come and hear a programme of organ music played on the Wells-Kennedy organ in this splendid Georgian building. All the composers in the recital have names starting with 'B', including Bach, Brahms and Jan Brandts-Buys.

Thu 24 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£7 / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Peter Bream Songerie vers Jack. Le Fils des Étoiles – 3 préludes. Descriptions automatiques. Sarabandes. ‘An accomplished pianist, Bream… plays with the gentle zen-like calm one would hope for in a performance of Satie’s fascinating works… takes us to another world through his playing. It was a soothing balm of music…

Fri 25 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Pitchcraft

Unique arrangements of contemporary songs and classics by the Edinburgh choir.

Fri 18 Aug

£10 (£6) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 19 Aug

£10 (£6) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Rachmaninov and Schumann Cello

Barbara Misiewicz and Alan Graham Rachmaninov's Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor was first performed in 1901 soon after the amazing success of his second piano concerto. It is delightful to hear many of the attractive features of the piano concerto again in the cello sonata: warm rich harmonies, sweeping melodies…

Mon 21 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£9 (£7) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Riversong

City Chorus Rivers have always inspired artists, poets and composers. Enjoy City Chorus performing beautiful music on a riparian theme, from classical works to show tunes, jazz standards to folk songs, spirituals to new compositions. Guest soloists join this London-based choir, performing favourites like Moon River…

Sat 19 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sax Appeal 2017

Enjoy a relaxing hour away from the Fringe frenzy with a programme of light jazz, classics, ragtime and easy listening music from Scotland's popular Hume Saxophone Quartet. With a repertoire that covers music from Mozart to Mancini and Bach to the Beatles, there’s bound to be something for everyone. Suo Gan ….

Sat 26 Aug

£5–£10 / 0131 225 3847

St Andrew's and St George's West

£5–£10 / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sax Appeal And Big Band Swing Saturday Combined Ticket

Enjoy a day of music from the talented musicians of That Swing Sensation with this special combined ticket 2:30 pm Sax Appeal 2017 Enjoy a relaxing hour away from the Fringe frenzy with a programme of light jazz, classics, ragtime and easy listening music when That Swing Sensation's saxophone section paper as…

Fri 25 Aug

£14–£18 / 0131 225 3847

Scotland’s Harp – A Celebration: One

Catriona McKay (Clarsach) and Chris Stout (Shetland fiddle/viola) Superb duo: Catriona McKay (Clarsach) and Chris Stout (Shetland fiddle/viola). After spending time in successful collaborative work with musicians and composers all over the world, these two consummate, vibrant and innovative musicians return to present…

Mon 21 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£12 (£10) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Scotland’s Harp – A Celebration: Three

Na Clàrsairean, Lothian Gaelic Choir, Calum Macleod, Gillean McDougall. Na Clàrsairean, the Scottish Harp Orchestra, Lothian Gaelic Choir and Mod gold-medalist singer and harpist Calum Macleod present evocative and entertaining Scottish, Gaelic and contemporary music with stories and poems narrated by Gillean…

Thu 24 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£12 (£10) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Shades of Dave Pell

Shades of Dave Pell Octet An afternoon of great jazz music with this local octet who recreate the spirit of the legendary Dave Pell Octet – whose soloists included Dave Pell, Jack Shelldon, Art Pepper, Ray Sims (Zoot's brother) Pepper Adams and Marty Paich. Shades of the Dave Pell Octet swing into Edinburgh for a…

Sun 20 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sound of Seventeen

Sound of Seventeen Big Band Welcome to the big-band era and beyond! Sound of Seventeen is a jazz orchestra line-up of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and a four-piece rhythm section bringing you swing, jazz and Latin tunes. You may recognise tunes from Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Jools Holland and our guest…

Sun 20 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£12 (£10) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Suspicious International

Ekaterina Gopenko, Sergio Bueno Vázquez, Michal Jesionowski There’s music that begins like 'hello’ and ends like ‘farewell’… There are songs like magic stories in which you escape for several hours. There are sounds of sorrow and words of comfort. There are fairy tales which you want to believe in… There’s a band that…

Sat 26 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Syrinx

Ensemble devoted to the performance of historical wind music, with Belinda Paul (oboe, oboe d'amore), Ann Allen (oboe, oboe d'amore), Hanna Geisel (taille), Sally Holman (bassoon), Inga Maria Klaucke (bassoon), Anneke Scott (horn), Kate Goldsmith (horn), Dan Tidhar (harpsichord).

Sat 20 Jan 2018

£20 (£18; Students £5) / 0131 225 3847

Music by Telemann. Concert sponsored and promoted by the Georgian Concert Society.

Triplicity: Voyages à Trois

Frances Cooper (soprano), Anne Lewis (mezzo-soprano), Colin Dundas (piano) Looking for adventure? Join us on our modern day musical Grand Tour. Does a trip to Paris appeal? Or perhaps a life on the ocean waves? Share our travels in song through Europe and America in the company of cosmopolitan composers including…

Fri 18 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Whispering Lotus Artists and Dong Yi

Liyan Zhou, Hanyue, Nanzi and Yi DONG Three elegant women musicians from Suzhou costumed in Whispering Lotus Chi-pao and playing Chinese guqin, dizi and xiao (bamboo flute and end-blown bamboo flute) and pipa will deliver a fusion of Chinese poetry, music and fashion show of cheongsam. Part of 8th Glamour of Jasmine…

Tue 22 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£12 (£10) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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