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Festival Lunchtime Recital - Scottish Clarinet Choir
Festival Lunchtime Recital - Scottish Clarinet Choir

Sat, 05 Aug


St Mary's Cathedral

Festival Lunchtime Recital - Scottish Clarinet Choir

A free lunchtime recital series running throughout August at St Mary's. Today's is given by the Scottish Clarinet Choir.

Time & Location

05 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45

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


Free lunchtime recitals every day from 2nd to 31st August, except Sundays and 16th. An opportunity to hear emerging and established artists performing in a wide variety of styles, genres, and instruments.  This long-running series is undoubtedly one of the hidden gems of the Fringe.

Scottish Clarinet Choir

  • Marriage of Figaro Overture - Mozart
  • Oblivion and Libertango - Piazzolla
  • Chanson de Matin - Elgar
  • Sean Orain Songs from South Uist - Bill Sweeney
  • Masques et Bergamasques - Faure
  • Perpetuum Mobile - J Strauss
  • La Forza Del Destino Overture - Verdi
  • Skye Boat Song - arr. A Laird.

The Scottish Clarinet Choir was formed in January 2019 under the directorship of John Cushing (former Principal Clarinet of RSNO) and is made up of professional players, teachers, students and amateurs from all over Scotland. They have performed with prestigious guest soloists Yann Ghiro, (Principal Clarinet, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra), Katherine Bryan (Principal Flute, RSNO), and Nicolas Baldeyrou, (Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra and world-renowned soloist). They have given world premieres of pieces composed especially for them (most recently “Let Your Mind Wander”, by Adam Lee).

The Choir rehearses monthly at the Queen Victoria School in Dunblane and has performed in venues across Scotland. They enjoy rehearsing and performing a varied repertoire by a wide range of composers.

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