Programme to include music by: Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Grieg and John Tavener

The annual Christmas Concert with the SCO Chorus in Greyfriars Kirk has quickly become a highlight of Edinburgh’s Festive Calendar, and sold out in advance last year. Be sure to book your tickets quickly!

Included in the programme are Parts 1 – 6 of Rachmaninov’s Vespers. These are a powerful spiritual statement, with a radiance that carries one away to blissful places then gently back again. The programme will also include other works from the Orthodox tradition alongside medieval and contemporary British carols.

The SCO Chorus brought a bright intensity to this superb collection of musical Christmas icons. Bachtrack (December 2016)

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Thu 20 Dec
19:30
Greyfriars Kirk, 1 Greyfriars, Edinburgh, EH1 2QQ
£16 (concessions available)
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“What can so often seem like an endurance was here a euphoric success from start to finish... most impressive was the extraordinary detail he demanded and received throughout from Gregory Batsleer’s expertly-trained chorus; needle-sharp diction capable of cutting through the orchestral largesse, and expressive range intensified by the superb homogeneity of the voices” The Scotsman (Beethoven Missa Solemnis, April 2017) 

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The Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus has built a reputation as one of Scotland’s most vibrant and versatile choirs. The Chorus celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016 and is widely regarded as one of the finest orchestral choruses in the UK.

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