Concert Series May and June 2014

May2014_Concerts_PosterIn May and June 2014, St Marks is holding a series of concerts.

All concerts start at 7pm. Tickets are £5 each, or £20 for all 5. Under 16s are free. Tickets are available from the church, or on the door. (0131 629 1219). Please help us advertise if you are able, with a colour poster, or with a black and white black and white flyer.

Sunday 11th May: Edinburgh Renaissance Band, play music from 1200-1600 on period instruments.. The Edinburgh Renaissance Band is a group of 12 Edinburgh-based musicians specialising in the performance of music from the period 1200 – 1600. The Band has delighted audiences of all ages since its formation in 1973, playing Renaissance and Medieval music from many parts of Europe, including the important Scottish repertoire. The Band is noted for the wide variety of instruments used – a selection from over 100. Since its inception the Band’s aim has been to present informative and well researched programmes with a characteristic blend of informality and musical authenticity – making “early music” easily accessible. (their website is here)

Saturday 17th May: Dalkeith and Monktonhall Brass Band, a welcome return after last year’s concert of a mixture of music for all tastes and hot on the heels of their Brassed Off performance at the Kings Theatre.

Monday 26th May: Portobello High School musicians and Sally Simpson (fiddle). Portobello High School’s newly formed cello ensemble, directed by Mrs Aimée Horvath, will play music from Back to 21st Century pop songs. The Spurtle Ceilidh Band, also from Portobello High, will play a mix of traditional music with their own individual twist. Sally Simpson, virtuoso violinist, formerly a member of Spurtle and now studying at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire, will delight us all with her mixture of traditional and contemporary music and some light classical pieces.

Saturday 31st May: Philomusica of Edinburgh present a programme of popular classics including Grieg’s Holberg Suite, Bach’s Concerto for two violins, and Copland’s Quiet City, and featuring Scottish songs with soloist Carole Clarke.

Friday 6th  June: The Honest Singers and Capital Ensemble The Honest Singers are made up from people who love to sing.  They sing, a wide variety of songs, spiritual, African, traditional, and even pop, in harmony or “rounds”. The Honest Singers will be joined by the musical group Capital Ensemble.

Sunday 8th June: Songs of Praise – a service of music and praise to round off the series! Donate and sing your favourite hymn!