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Edinburgh Singers: Spain's Golden Age
Edinburgh Singers: Spain's Golden Age

Sat, 11 Mar


St Mary's Cathedral

Edinburgh Singers: Spain's Golden Age

The Edinburgh Singers present a celebration of music from the Spanish Golden Age, a period of flourishing culture that produced some of Spain's best music.

Time & Location

11 Mar 2023, 19:30 – 21:30

St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK


The programme commences with Victoria's glorious O Magnum Mysterium and is followed by rousing works collected by Mateo Flecha the Elder, such as the lively Riu Riu Chiu. We sing Romance del Marques de Mantua, part of a collection of songs referenced in Cervantes' Don Quixote, and in celebration of the long-standing connections between Spain and Scotland, we pay homage to Scotland's own bard Robert Burns in MacMillan's The Gallant Weaver.  The legacy of Spain's Golden Age is reflected in the programme's more contemporary pieces which include Ginastera's raging and dramatic Lamentations of Jeremiah and Rosita de un verde palmar, a popular Cuban habanera. Guest percussionist Fiona McNeill joins the choir throughout, bringing the evening to a triumphant close with Jansson's To the Mothers in Brazil: Salva Regina.

Under the baton of guest conductor Alison McNeill, in the glorious acoustic of St Mary's Cathedral.

Tickets £12/£10 (under 12s free) available from The Queens Hall box office, 0131 668 2019, from choir members or on the door.

The concert will not include an interval.

This event is not promoted by St Mary's Cathedral.  For more information on the event, please contact the promoters.

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