Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with the City of Edinburgh which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website or Facebook Page :. For adults there is a mix of instrumental, vocal and folk concerts, cabaret, jazz and more.
In recent years concerts have also included jazz, traditional Celtic, world music and percussion in the lively mix of entertainment and education that regularly sells out at concert halls in Scotland Concerts are specifically designed Our programme of competitive and non-competitive classes allows performers of all abilities to take part. There are classes in a wide range of classical and traditional instruments, or combinations of instruments, as well as for singers, choirs, orchestras and bands.
Every Easter we bring harpists from across the globe together to rub shoulders with you, the audience. These virtues have been developed in the 21st Century with the production of a wide range of new music, the establishment of the Edinburgh Jazz Festival Orchestra , and an on-going commitment to supporting Scottish musicians to realise creative ideas, and to link with international musicians. Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival has also grown its world outlook, presenting high quality musicians from all over the world. You can become a member of the Society if you would like to support our work.
The Society does not pay fees to performers. We will reimburse reasonable direct expenses for which receipts can be produced The Society will advertise the concerts and provide an audience. The Venue seats 50 people. You don't need to be an organist to join; an interest in the organ, its music, and meeting other like minded people is what's required! If you'd like to join then please email us.
It organises a regular series of Early Music concerts The concert series features not only established Early Music performers but also exciting younger groups. Workshops and talks related to the concerts are also organised. We offer high-level training through intensive rehearsal, exploring the core orchestral repertoire under the batons of prominent conductors. We always welcome new volunteers, particularly for the Festival weekend, but also throughout the year.
Get in touch and you will be made to feel very welcome and will be joining a friendly bunch. All standards from complete beginner to professional will be encouraged to take part Future meetings will include presentations, workshops and concerts. But the main aim is to get players together. It is co-educational, non-denominational and attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland and beyond — England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally.
We are open to woodwind, brass and percussion players of all ages and abilities. Performances are often a cappella and characterised by fresh and dynamic interpretations of works from a wide range of eras, with an emphasis on less frequently performed compositions. The choir now comprises around 30 singers and typically performs four concerts a year including appearances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We perform several concerts a year in support of various charities.
A sociable group of amateur musicians, we believe music and fun go together. Our members are not only from Edinburgh, but also from as far afield as Fife, Perthshire, and the Scottish Borders Membership is open to players of all ages. We do not hold auditions but you should be at least Grade 5 standard. The orchestra has a membership of around 50 of all ages Joining does not involve an audition As a community windband, we have also supported several local charities with fundraising concerts.
Edinburgh Bach Choir has been central to our capital city's musical life since its founding in The three concerts the Choir normally sings each year have covered a large variety of music from Renaissance to new commissions The Choir aspires to perform to as professional a level as possible and indeed many of its concerts are accompanied by professional instrumentalists. To this end, new members must pass an audition, and existing members must be re-auditioned on a regular basis to ensure that standards are maintained. This is standard practice in choral societies across the country.
We play around four concerts per year at venues around Edinburgh. The core of the orchestra is strings only, though we regularly play concerts with brass and woodwind. Our repertoire includes chamber music standards The social aspect of the orchestra is very important to us. Many of our members have played with us for a number of years but we are also very open to newcomers. We have players of all ages and a range of nationalities. While the band consistently performs to a high level, the ethos is focused on being inclusive and welcoming.
Today ECB is a true community band, with over 60 members aged 18 upwards and from all walks of life, performing and enjoying a wide range of music across the concert band repertoire. Our instruments are from the plucked string family — mainly but not exclusively mandolins, mandolas and guitars — and our repertoire is drawn from a wide range of musical genres spanning classical to popular, baroque to contemporary, and dipping into many different cultures along the way.
We meet throughout the year for rehearsals and performances, aiming to increase our knowledge and enjoyment of orchestral music in a friendly atmosphere. New players are very welcome — we encourage all ages and abilities, and have a friendly atmosphere. We aim for high standards, but have no auditions. The Edinburgh Police Choir is a bit different. We consistently delight and surprise our audiences with our lively interpretation of songs you might, or might not know We welcome choristers from our community as well as police staff.
Established in , the Choral continues to perform a wide variety of major works from the choral repertoire The Choral has played a significant part in the musical life of the Scotland, having given the first Scottish performances of many works, including Bach's B Minor Mass. The choir also performed at the opening of the Usher Hall in and retains a strong association with this venue to the present day. The Choral comprises around members who rehearse every week. We typically perform four concerts a year autumn, Christmas, spring and summer , with occasional extras, such as Concert Tours abroad, Carol Singing for charity, and performing on Songs of Praise and other TV and Radio programmes Newcomers are always welcome to audition We are always on the look out for enthusiastic and talented singers.
Programmes often include works outwith the standard repertoire and the Orchestra is committed to supporting local composers. Over the years, opportunities have been given to young soloists early in their international careers.
The original ladies only choir recruited gentlemen in to enable a wider range of music to be undertaken with part singing. The Choir has become popular throughout Edinburgh and the surrounding districts with many charities benefiting from monies donated by the group. The orchestra has a long history of touring, both within the UK and abroad, and will normally meet again during the summer months to prepare for concerts, either on home ground or further afield. This choir is for everyone and anyone who wants to sing!
Our repertoire includes new music, including several works commissioned by the NEO, along with a variety of more familiar classical pieces We welcome enquiries from potential new members - players usually join for a trial period, and for some principal positions an audition may be required.
We develop, perform, present and find new audiences for new music within Scotland, the UK and internationally. The choir is keen to promote the work of young composers Since its formation in the choir has performed throughout Scotland to great acclaim. The SCC takes pride in singing a broad spectrum of music: ancient to contemporary, sacred and secular, accompanied and a cappella. Based in Edinburgh with concerts throughout the year Sinfonia was founded in by Neil Mantle and is a highly successful mixture of professional players, instrumental teachers and amateurs with an age range of seventeen to seventy all united in one common aim; to make music to the highest standard of which they are capable.
Although the orchestra has a wide range of repertoire, it has become especially noted for its Mahler performances which have for many years been a central feature of Fringe Music at the Edinburgh Festival Unlike other orchestras, Sinfonia does not do a regular weekly rehearsal; instead, it assembles about four or five weeks before each concert. We have a choir to suit everyone Our aim is to give people a fun and exciting place to sing and make friends.
This in itself can instill passion and confidence. We also make sure there is a vibrant social and charitable side to the business. We sing a wide range of songs and hold two main concerts each year We sing a wide variety of musical styles, with keyboard accompaniment: No auditions and no requirement to read music - just enthusiasm for singing!
The St Andrew Amateur Orchestral Society was founded in and has given concerts every year since then The orchestra performs twice per year, once in early December, and once in May. Members are expected to be available to play in the concerts. Today Greyfriars is home to an active worshipping community of the Church of Scotland, with weekly services at different times.
All are most welcome to join, whether of faith or not. We also have special services, concerts, ceilidhs, exhibitions, group visits and much, much more taking place here. We have provided facilities for the Fringe, Jazz, Film, Fiddle and Science Festivals and for many local amateur and professional groups, as well as being a key venue for music, comedy and spoken-word acts touring inter nationally.
Originally built by the Edinburgh Musical Society in , the Georgian venue is a real hidden gem, tucked away in the heart of Edinburgh's Cowgate The church is regarded as the Mother Church of World Presbyterianism and welcomes visitors from all corners of the globe We play host to hundreds of concerts and performances each year, welcoming musicians from around the world. The venue has hosted concerts and events since it opened way back in !