Christmas at Greyfriars 2015

Saturday, December 12, 2015


The Edinburgh Singers presented a choral celebration of Christmas at our annual Christmas at Greyfriars concert, in the atmospheric surroundings of Edinburgh's historic Greyfriars Kirk. Under the baton of guest conductor Philip Redfern and accompanied by organist David Turner, the concert featured a range of festive pieces both old and new, including some traditional carols for all to join in. We were delighted to be joined by violinists Imogen Brewer and Melissa McDonald from St Mary's Music School.

Download the concert programme here



Audience Carol - Once in Royal David's City (Soloist: Morag Kyle)

Away in a manger - Reginald Jacques

Sussex carol - Trad. carol arr. David Willcocks

O little one sweet - J.S. Bach

A babe is born - William Mathias

Three violin duets - Dmitri Shostakovich (Violins: Imogen Brewer and Melissa McDonald)

  1. I - Praeludium
  2. II - Gavotte
  3. III - Walzer


Audience Carol - O little town of Bethlehem

Joy to the world - arr. John Rutter

There is no rose - John Joubert

Sans Day carol - arr. John Rutter

Coventry carol - arr. Martin Shaw

Unto us is born a son - arr. David Willcocks




In the bleak mid-winter - Harold Darke (Soloists: Aileen Boyle and Pat Snowdon)

A Hymn to the Virgin - Benjamin Britten (Octet: Catherine Siddall, Louise Wright, Alex Marks, Ailis Sandilands, Iain McIntyre, Ashton Montgomery, Stephen Metcalfe and Jonathan Wright)

The Snow - Edward Elgar (Violins: Imogen Brewer and Melissa McDonald)

My Lord has come - Will Todd

Audience Carol - O come all ye faithful

Lux Aurumque - Eric Whitacre  (Soloist: Catherine Bapty)

A maiden most gentle - Andrew Carter

Mary's lullaby - John Rutter

Audience Carol - Hark! the herald angels sing

The twelve days of Christmas - arr. John Rutter


Christmas 2015 flyer