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Greyfriars Kirk

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

November 2020

How Lonely Sits the City

November 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place
Edinburgh, EH1 2QQ United Kingdom
£5 – £22

Pre-concert talk with Gareth Williams & Nicholas Mulroy at 6.30pm Nicholas Mulroy director In times of isolation we find ourselves longing for community — for acts of kindness, understanding, and generosity of spirit. Few texts seem more fitting just now than the opening of the Lamentations of Jeremiah: ‘How lonely sits the city that was full of people! How like a widow has she become, she who was great among the nations!’   As we come to terms with a prolonged period of social isolation, we reflect upon these themes in music from the Renaissance to the present day. From Orlande de Lassus’s exquisite five-part Lamentations and William…

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