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Programme TBA.

30 March 2019, 7.30pm
Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh


Translated Daughters: 17 Nov 2012
10th Anniversary Concert: 3 Dec 2011
Stabat Mater: 11 June 2011
Music to Hear: 16 March 2009
Salm an Fhearainn: 15 June 2009

"The zenith occurs in the final,
adventurous Amen where a tonality
sat-nav would be a must for survival
in many choirs. The pitch control of
the choir here was wonderful."


Music by Tavener, Sigurbjörnsson, MacMillan, Thorvaldsdottir, Vasks, Gjeilo

16 June 2018
Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

Speak to us of children

Music by Andrzej Panufnik, Roxanna Panufnik, Ronald Stevenson, Savourna Stevenson, Tom Cunningham

24 March 2018
Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

Cantate Domino

J. S. Bach: Singet den Herrn
plus music by Praetorius, Monteverdi, Pachelbel, Tomkins, Sweelinck, Peebles.

25 November 2017
Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

Chansons des Fleurs

Lauridsen: Chansons des Roses
Britten: Five Flower Songs
Macmillan: So Deep

17 June 2017
Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

Lobet den Herrn

Bach: Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden
Music by Arvo Pärt and Sven-David Sandström.

11 March 2017
Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

A Boy was Born

Jonathan Dove: Seek Him That Maketh the Seven Stars
Judith Weir: Psalm 148
Benjamin Britten: A Boy was Born
Paul Spicer: Glory be to God for Dappled Things

19 November 2016
Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

Desire of Ancient Things

Eben: Desire of Ancient Things
Vaughan Williams: 5 English Folk Songs
Debussy arr. Orringe: La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin
Saint-Saens: Calme de Nuit
Andriessen: Donne Moi Ma Belle Maitresse
Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda
arr. Johnston: Loch Lomond
Orringe: La Belle Inconnue
Berkeley: Farewell

By the Dawn's Early Light

Copland: In the beginning
Lauridsen: Lux aeterna
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
12 March 2016
Old Saint Paul's Church, Edinburgh

Bruckner and Stravinsky

Bruckner: Mass in E minor
Stravinsky: Mass
28 November 2015
Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

From the Bavarian Highlands

Elgar: From the Bavarian Highlands
Fauré: Les Djinns
Schubert" Gott ist mein Hirt
Schubert: Standchen
Dvorak: Misto Klekani
Howells: In youth is pleasure
Pearsall: Lay a Garland
13 June 2015
Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

Lux Aeterna

Howells: Requiem
Ligeti: Lux Aeterna
MacMillan: O Radiant Dawn
Purcell: Hear my Prayer
Mahler: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
Yelland: There is a Field
28 March 2015
Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

Advance Democracy

Britten: Advance Democracy
Martin: Mass for Double Choir
MacMillan: Sun Stone from Cantos Sagrados
Ireland: Greater love hath no man
plus songs by Smyth, Weill, Mitchell
22nd November 2014
Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

Rachmaninov "All Night Vigil"

Old St Paul's Church, Edinburgh
22nd August 2014
"Hot Chocolate at 10"

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

14th June 2014
Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
With The Rose Street Ensemble

Esti Dal

Works by Kodály, Bartók, Janáček
29th March 2014
Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

"Hot Chocolate at 10"

Music by Whitacre, Tippet, Vasks and Orringe
Old Saint Paul's Church, Edinburgh
23rd August 2013

Handel: Dixit Dominus

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
15th June 2013
With The Rose Street Ensemble


Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
16th March 2013

Vasks: Plainscapes
Barber: God's Grandeur
Whitacre: Water Night
Orringe: Prelude, Gigue and Corale
Tippett: Five Spirtuals

Translated Daughters

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
17th November 2012

MacMillan: Strathclyde Motets
Bax: Mater ora filium
Britten: Hymn to St Cecelia
Tavener: Song for Athene

Ein Deutsches Requiem, Johannes Brahms

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
16th June 2012

In the Midst of Life

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
17th March 2012

Scarlatti: Stabat Mater
Brahms: Warum ist der Licht gegeben?
Whitacre: When David Heard
Mendelssohn: Ave Maria, Mitten wir im Leben sind

Tenth Anniversary Concert

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
3rd December 2011

Daan Manneke: Topos
Gardner: Cantantibus Organis
Morten Lauridsen: Les Chansons Des Roses
Elliott Carter: Musicians wrestle everywhere

Festival Fringe: "Hot Chocolate at 10"

Old Saint Paul's Church, Edinburgh
26th August 2011

Works by Faure, Saint-Saens, Debussy and Szymanowski

Dvorák Stabat Mater

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
11th June 2011

The Flight of Song

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
12th March 2011

John Bevan Baker: Songs of Courtship
Claude Debussy: Trois Chansons de Charles d'Orléans
Howard Skempton: The Flight of Song
Karol Szymanowski: Six Kurpie Songs

Seven Last Words from the Cross

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
11th December 2010

MacMillan: Seven Last Words from the Cross
Featuring The Rose Street Ensemble
Byrd: Beati mundo corde, Miserere mihi Domine

In The Beginning

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
12th June 2010

Aaron Copland: In The Beginning
Benjamin Britten: A.M.D.G. Ad majorem Dei gloriam
Schütz: Singet dem Herrn ein neus Lied, Das ist mir Lieb

Mezzo soprano: Judith Gardner Jones

Tristis Est Anima Mea

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
20th March 2010

Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor
Poulenc: Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence
Schütz: Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnugnen
Pärt: Magnificat Antiphons
Tallis: Salvator Mundi

Cathédrales Englouties

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
14th November 2009

Leighton: Mass for Double Choir
Ligeti: Night and Morning
Whitacre: Sleep
Debussy: Preludes
Elgar: Four Part Songs op. 53

Salm an Fhearainn

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
13th June 2009

William Sweeney: Psalm of the Land
Robert Carver: O Bone Jesu
James MacMillan: Christus vincit, Tremunt videntes angeli
Julian Anderson: Four American Choruses

Music to Hear

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
14th March 2009

Britten: Five Flower Songs
Elgar: Four Unaccompanied Part Songs
Frank Martin: Songs of Ariel
Jason Orringe: Music to Hear
Vaughan Williams: Five English Folk Songs
Vaughan Williams: Three Shakespeare Songs

Les Noces

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
22nd November 2008

Stravinsky: Les Noces
Brahms: Liebesliederwaltzer
Britten: Choral Dances

Rachmaninov Vespers

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
7th June 2008

Rachmaninov: Vespers

Songs of farewell

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
8th March 2008

Parry: Songs of Farewell
J. S. Bach: Jesu, meine Freude
Mahler: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen

Friede auf Erden

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
1st December 2007

Poulenc: Four Christmas Motets
Schoenberg: Friede Auf Erden
Frank Martin: Mass for Double Choir
Britten: Chorale

La Figure Humaine

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
9th June 2007

Francis Poulenc: Figure humaine
Veljo Tormis: Jaanilaulud
Ken Johnston: In Flanders Field
William Byrd: This sweet and merry month of May
Thomas Tomkins: Too much I one lamented
Thomas Weelkes: Hark, all ye lovely saints
John Wilbye: Draw on, sweet night
Camille Saint-Saëns: Calme des nuits
Gabriel Fauré: Madrigal


Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
17th March 2007

Alfred Schnittke: Choir Concerto
Thomas Tallis: Motets

Missa Ita Est

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
25th November 2006

Bruckner: E Minor Mass, Inveni David, Ave Maria, Virga Jesse, Ecce Sacerdos
Stravinsky: Mass for Chorus and Wind Instruments

Jauchzet dem Herrn

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
10th June 2006

Manneke: Topos
Bach: Komm Jesu Komm
Mendelssohn: 4 sacred songs
Schütz: Wie Lieblich sind Deine Wohnungen

Sacred and Profane

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
18th March 2006

Britten: Sacred and Profane
Tippett: Spirituals from a Child of our Time
Howells: Requiem
Orringe: Liebeslieder

Monteverdi Vespers

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
26th November 2005

Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610)

Pezzi Sacri

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
11th June 2005

Rossini: Petite messe solennelle
Verdi: Te Deum

Heaven Haven

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
5th March 2005

Britten: Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, Chorale on an Old French Carol
Schubert: Nachtgesang im Walde for Male Chorus and 4 Horns
Brahms: Four Songs, op. 17 for Women's Voices, 2 Horns and Harp
Warum ist der Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen Geistliches Lied

An Die Musik

St Michael & All Saints Church, Edinburgh
27th November 2004

Britten: Hymn to St. Cecilia
Purcell: Welcome to All the Pleasures
Orringe: Liebeslieder
Carter: Musicians Wrestle Everywhere, Heart Not so Heavy
Elgar: Early Part Songs
Gardner: Cantantibus Organis

Le Cours d'Amour

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
19th June 2004

Britten: The Ballad of Little Musgrave
Debussy: Chanson de Charles d'Orléans
Bartok: Folksongs
Fauré: Madrigal
Monteverdi: Madrigals
Johnston: Loch Lomond

Nulla Rosa Sine Spinis

St. Michael and All Saints Church, Edinburgh
6th March 2004

Morten Lauridsen: Chanson des Roses
Arvo Pärt: Sieben Magnificat Antiphonen
Handel: Extracts from Theodora
Purcell: Hear my prayer, O lord, Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei! I was glad


Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
15th November 2003

Daan Manneke: Topos
Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater
Andriessen: Donne Moi

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