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Canongate Kirk

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153 Canongate
Edinburgh, EH8 8BN United Kingdom
0131 668 2019

March 2017

Do not repine, Fair sun.

Wednesday 29th March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate
Edinburgh, EH8 8BN United Kingdom
£15 – £20

In 1617, James VI of Scotland (I of England) made what was to be his first and last visit to his homeland, as part of an affair now known as the Scottish Progress. In a letter to the Scottish Privy Council, he described how he felt ‘a salmonlyke instinct…a great and naturall longing to see our native soyle and place of our birth and breeding.’ With the resident musical institution at Holyrood having fallen into hard times, James imported both…

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November 2018

The Golden Age

Friday 30th November @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate
Edinburgh, EH8 8BN United Kingdom
£5 – £20

Ben Parry director The Spanish Golden Age, which flourished during the late-sixteenth and early-seventeenth centuries, led to some of the most gloriously opulent choral music of the late Renaissance. Ben Parry, co-founder of Dunedin Consort, returns to direct this choral tour of music by Tomás Luis de Victoria and Francisco Guerrero, framed here both by the works of their Scottish contemporaries Robert Johnson and David Peebles, and by those of 21st-century composers Morten Lauridsen and James MacMillan, whose vocal writing resounds…

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