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Listen back to our livestream from Edinburgh’s Greyfriars Kirk

As a merry thank you to our supporters and audiences, we wanted to make our annual Concerts by Candlelight as accessible as possible as we know how much joy it brings each year. We are making the livestream from our performance at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh available until midnight on 4th January, so you can listen right up until the bells!

Our programme was curated by guest artistic director Matthew Truscott and it is a simply a beautiful selection of music that allows for restoration from malady and brought warmth back into venues that have frequently stayed silent over the past two years.

This is completely free, but if you would like to make a donation towards our work in return then of course we would hugely appreciate that. You can do so here.

You can follow along to the programme above or download a copy here here, to enjoy alongside your listening, and access the livestream below.

We hope you’ll enjoy this performance and feel free to share it with a loved one this winter’s eve.

A very Merry Christmas and Well Wishes for the New Year, from all the players, and the Scottish Ensemble team.


Concerts by Candlelight: Music for Warmth and Restoration
Live from Greyfriar’s Kirk, Edinburgh, recorded on Tuesday 7 December 2021.

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

Director/Violin Matthew Truscott
Violins Liza Johnson, Lena Zeliszewska, Tristan Gurney, Laura Ghiro, Alastair Savage, Rachel Culpan (Scottish Ensemble Young Artist)
Violas Andrew Berridge, Carol Ella, Gordon Cervoni ( Scottish Ensemble Young Artist)
Cello Alison Lawrance, Naomi Pavri
Double Bass Diane Clark
Theorbo Kristiina Watt