The Edinburgh Society of Organists
The Edinburgh Society of Organists

Recital Diary

The recital diary includes organ recitals, in Edinburgh and beyond, by ESO members.  Also eligible for consideration are other recitals and events  which may be of particular interest to ESO members.
If you would like to suggest an event to be included, please email details using this link.



Date Time Venue Details Cost
Sat 7 Oct 3pm Astoria Centre, Corstorphine

John Kitchen 

'The Scottish Connection'—a varied selection of Scottish and Scottish-related music played on the Ingram cinema organ

£15 from the Corstorphine Trust
Sat 14 Oct 5.30pm St Giles' Cathedral

Michael Harris

Henry Smart Postlude in D
J.L.Krebs O König, dessen Majestät
J.C.H.Rinck Introduction, Variations and Finale on a theme of Corelli Op 108
William Wolstenholme Romanza and Allegretto Op 17
Felix Mendelssohn Sonata IV in B flat

£7 from or at the door

Sat 21 Oct 5.30pm St Giles' Cathedral

Jordan English

Édouard Commette Scherzo
J.S.Bach Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr BWV 663
César Franck Choral No.2 in B minor
George Baker Prière Grégorienne
Edward Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No 4
£7 from or at the door
Sat 28 Oct 5.30pm St Giles' Cathedral

St Giles' Cathedral Choir;

Michael Harris, Jordan English

William Byrd Sing joyfully
Henry Purcell O sing unto the Lord
Helen Grime Missa brevis – St Giles‘ 900 Choirbook commission – First performance
Johannes Brahms Fest- und Gedenksprüche Op 109
Vytautas Miškinis Dum medium silentium
Ralph Vaughan Williams Valiant for truth

£10 (£6) from or at the door
Sun 5 Nov 6pm St Giles' Cathedral

Will Briant

Marcel Dupré Cortège et Litanie
Nicolas de Grigny Récit de Tierce en taille
Herbert Howells Psalm Prelude No. 2, Set No.1
J.S. Bach Fuga super Jesus Christus unser Heiland BWV 689
Maurice Duruflé Chant Donné, Hommage à Jean Gallon
César Franck Dextera Domini, Offertoire pour le Saint Jour de Pâques
Maurice Duruflé Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d'Alain

Free - retiring collection
Sun 5 Nov 6pm St Columba's, Blackhall Micahel Szostak (Poland) Free
Fri 24 Nov 8pm Rubislaw Parish Church, Aberdeen* Nicholas Wearne Free
Mon 4 Dec 1.10pm Usher Hall

John Kitchen

Get Organised

Choir and Organ Christmas special with the Edinburgh University Singers directed by Calum Robertson.

Fri 8 Dec 8pm Rubislaw Parish Church, Aberdeen* John Kitchen Free

N.B. The information given here is accurate to the best of our knowledge when added to the website. Please check with venues before the events to ensure no changes have taken place as the ESO cannot be responsible for any errors.

* All recitals in Rubislaw Parish Church, Aberdeen, are part of the 1890 Willis Organ Celebration. The Church is closing for public worship at the end of May, 2023. All recitals are preceded by a reception in Rubilslaw Church Centre, Beaconsfield Place, from 7 - 7.45pm

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