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Concerts by Candlelight: Music for Warmth and Restoration

Scottish Ensemble’s annual seasonal treat returns

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Concerts by Candlelight

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An atmospheric and life-affirming evening of music set within a shimmering array of candles. From the gorgeous musical balm of Henry Purcell, to the warmth and generosity of Brahms, via touching music by Biber, and, bringing things up to date, the thick, treacly sonic textures of Julia Wolfe’s Four Marys, this is a programme that spans the centuries, offering something for every taste.Scottish Ensemble is joined for these performances by the incisive and dynamic presence of violinist and director Matthew Truscott, leading proceedings in this perfect pre-Christmas musical feast.


Henry Purcell In Nomine in 7 parts, Dorian
Julia Wolfe Four Marys for string orchestra
Heinrich Biber Balletti Lamentabili a 4
Johannes Brahms Adagio from String Quintet No.2 in G major
Franz Schubert Der Leiermann (The Hurdy-Gurdy Man) from Winterreise (arranged for string orchestra by Dobrinka Tabakova)
Henry Purcell
Symphony and Here the deities from Welcome to all the pleasures
Fantasy on One Note
Ludwig van Beethoven Molto Adagio (Holy song of thanksgiving) from String Quartet No.15
(arranged for string orchestra by Iain Farrington)
Anon In Nomine in 6 parts

This performance has seating areas for regular seating only as socially distanced seating has now sold out.

Event lasts 75 minutes with no interval.


Standard £16*
Under 30s and Students £5*
Unemployment Benefits (Employment Support Allowance / Jobseekers Allowance) £5*
Carers and Children: Free with a Standard ticket.
*Booking fees may apply

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Call 0131 668 2019
In person at The Queen’s Hall

Keeping you Safe and Comfortable:

Your safety and comfort is our priority. For this performance the venue will be socially
distanced. We’ll be providing hand sanitiser and in line with Scottish government advice, we
ask that you wear a face covering on entry and during performance. In addition, please be
reassured that all Scottish Ensemble musicians and staff will be tested daily as well.
We hope that with these measures you can enjoy our Concerts by Candlelight – we can’t wait
to have you with us this festive season!

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Tue 7 Dec 2021 at 7:30 pm


1 Greyfriars, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2QQ United Kingdom