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March 2017
£15 - £20

Do not repine, Fair sun.

March 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Booking Tel 0131 668 2019

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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April 2017
£12 - £25

Matthew Passion, Edinburgh

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Booking Tel 01316682019

When Bach composed his setting of the passion narrative from Matthew’s gospel for the Good Friday liturgy at Leipzig’s Thomaskirche in 1729, he could scarcely have imagined the universal connection that it was to make with musicians and audiences across the world. Even in the secular age, its relevance and impact are no less arresting. Whilst less immediately dramatic than the John Passion, its combination of choruses, arias and extended ariosos present unparalleled insight into and meditative reflections on some…

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May 2017
£15 - £20

Love’s Fire; Love’s Ashes. Edinburgh

May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Booking Tel 0131 668 2019

Claudio Monteverdi’s madrigals are a theatre of the senses. The murmur of the waves, an amorous glance, the coolness of water or the heat of the sun are all brought to life through the composer’s unparalleled gift for marrying text and music. Indeed, the music in these eight books stands alongside Schubert’s songs, or Bach’s cantatas, as one of the greatest collections of intimately personal music ever produced. This programme aims to showcase the ravishing beauty of these madrigals, as…

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