Recent Concerts …
Every year, we perform our very popular Christmas concert, as well as singing carols at charity events.
Below is a list of other concerts we have given in the last few years:
Choral Classics, including John Ireland’s “These Things Shall Be” and pieces by Bainton, Handel, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Fauré and Parry.
John Rutter’s Mass of the Children, Duruflé’s Requiem, Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine and a selection from Chanson des Roses by Morten Lauridsen. Soloists were Emma Morwood and Alex Otterburn with organist Joseph Beech and The Edinburgh Players.
Handel’s “Israel in Egypt”. The choir was accompanied by the Edinburgh Players with soloists Emma Versteeg and Florence Russell, soprano, Catherine Backhouse, contralto, Stuart Mitchell, tenor and Phil Gault and Hugh Hillyard Parker, bass. St Cuthbert’s Parish Church.
Vaughan Williams “Dona Nobis Pacem” and Dvořák’s “Te Deum”. Other works by Haydn, Kalinnikoff, Rachmaninoff and Parry. This was our final concert under the baton of Walter Thomson. The choir was accompanied by the Edinburgh Players with soloists Susan McNaught, soprano and Benjamin Ellis, baritone. St Cuthbert’s Parish Church.
Midday Musical Cocktails. A sparkling cocktail of music from around the world with interludes from pianist John Willmett and soprano Gillian Robertson. St Andrew’s and St George’s West.
Brahms German Requiem with the Edinburgh Players, soprano Susan McNaught and baritone Ivor Klayman. St Cuthbert’s Parish Church.
Charity Concert – Bernstein, Beatles and Black Sheep with Katharine Wake, flute and John Willmett, piano.
Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum and Bach’s Magnificat in D with the Edinburgh Players, sopranos Lesley Bruce and Susan McNaught, contralto Carole Clarke, baritone Warren Gillespie and tenor Anders Östberg.
Edinburgh Festival of Remembrance in the Usher Hall with the Phoenix Band.
Haydn’s Creation with the Edinburgh Players, soprano Jennifer Craig, tenor Ralph Strehle and baritone Ivor Klayman. St Cuthbert’s Church.
Verdi Requiem with the Bach Choir, Broughton High School Senior Choir and Scottish Sinfonia. Usher Hall.
Fringe Concert including works by Vaughan Williams, Wood, Ireland, Parry, Bruckner, Saint Saens, Stanford, Britten. Greyfriars Kirk.
Fun Outdoor Floral Concert. A programme with a ‘nature’ theme including works by Stanford, Thorpe Davies, Coombs, Saint Saens and others. Royal Botanic Gardens.
Handel’s Messiah with the Edinburgh Players, soprano Susan McNaught, contralto Katrine Townhill, tenor Jonathan Cooke and baritone Ivor Klayman. St Cuthbert’s Church.