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Greyfriars Kirk

Greyfriars Place
Edinburgh, EH1 2QQ United Kingdom
+44 131-225-1900

March 2023

Handel in Rome

Wednesday 29th March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place
Edinburgh, EH1 2QQ United Kingdom
£5 – £22

Soprano Nardus Williams and guest director Benjamin Bayl join us for a fiery, all-Handel programme, delving into the extraordinary music he composed while in Rome. This is where Handel mastered his mature Italian style, its richness and theatricality a defiant reaction to a papal ban on opera that in turn saw his cantatas and oratorios become glorious, virtuosic showcases.

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May 2023

Hail, O Queen

Saturday 13th May @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place
Edinburgh, EH1 2QQ United Kingdom
£5 – £22

Virgin, Queen, Star of the Sea: Mary has had many names over the centuries. This Marian-inspired programme weaves together music that explores her shifting status as both mother of God and a young woman, through settings of texts both familiar and new. Under the direction of Nicholas Mulroy, our a cappella consort traces her influence across the centuries, from Kerry Andrew’s hypnotic contemporary miniature, Apples, Plums, Cherries, through the ecstatic richness of Bruckner’s mediation on Mary’s majesty, right back to the jubilant…

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