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June 2018

Bach Mass in B Minor

June 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Queen’s Hall, 85 - 89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9JG United Kingdom
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£12 - £25

“If music has the power to direct our entire existence towards nobleness, this music is great. Bach has achieved this.” Is there a piece in the entire Western musical canon that so fully embodies this sentiment? The B Minor Mass began its life as a job application, but was later assembled towards the end of Bach’s life as a statement of faith: in God, of course, but just as much in music: to offer healing, unity and promise. With its…

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August 2018

Handel’s Samson – Edinburgh International Festival

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Usher Hall, Lothian Road
Edinburgh, EH1 2EA United Kingdom
£7.50 - £47

Handel's oratorio Samson tells of the last days of the great Israelite warrior, in a dramatic story of his journey from darkness to heavenly light. Opening with Samson in chains, having lost his strength and been blinded by the Philistines, it closes with one of Handel's most famous arias, 'Let the bright Seraphim in burning row / their loud, uplifted angel-trumpets blow'. Composed within a few weeks of Handel's Messiah and based on a text by John Milton, it became…

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