Cadenza performs regularly throughout Scotland and beyond, with a wide-ranging repertoire which includes folk, jazz and popular songs as well as Renaissance church music, major choral works and contemporary classics.

There are two annual fixtures in the Cadenza calendar: the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Concert and the Christmas Concert. The Fringe Concert takes place every August in central Edinburgh. This is Cadenza’s largest concert each year, and includes a major choral work by composers as diverse as Bach, Mendelssohn, Fauré, Duruflé and Maxwell Davies. The choir is usually joined by professional soloists and a full orchestra.

The Christmas concert is a more lighthearted affair, with a repertoire which includes ancient and modern carols as well as the old favourites – some of which are performed in fun arrangements, as you’ve never heard them before!  There is also an opportunity for the audience to sing with the choir in some traditional carols.

In addition to these concerts, Cadenza frequently performs for and on behalf of charities. These concerts usually take place in the spring or early summer and have raised thousands of pounds over the years for a wide range of charities in the UK and overseas. Please contact us if you would like the choir to help raise funds for your charity.

Singing is Good for You Open Rehearsal 2017

Open Rehearsal 2017

04 October 2017 at 19:30
Broughton St Mary's Parish Church, 12 Bellevue Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 6NE

Cadenza is always looking for good singers of all voices, so if you fancy giving us a try, why not come along to our Open Rehearsal?

Your chance to join us in singing a representative selection of our repertoire and see what we're like - with no obligation.

We are a friendly choir and will give you a very warm welcome if you decide to join us for the evening, or even part of the evening, on 4th October.

More information from our Membership Secretary, who can also arrange an audition appointment for you, tel: 0131 668 8721 or contact via the website

Tickets: None required!

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Edinburgh Erskine Christmas Concert

07 December 2017 at 19:00
St Cuthbert's Parish Church, Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EP

Celebrating Christmas with carols, readings, your favourite hymns and guest performances

Cadenza is delighted to have been invited to take part in Erskine's Christmas fundraising again this year, having been involved with this event since 2000.

Cadenza has been joined in past years by The St George's Singers, and Edinburgh's Got Talent Winners. Details of the 2017 guests are still to be confirmed.

Refreshments are available from 7pm and the concert starts at 7.30pm.

Entry is free, but with a suggested donation of £5.

Edinburgh Erskine, provides care and support for Ex-Service Men and Women of all conflicts since WW1 to the present day. They need to raise around £7 million each year to continue providing high levels of care at all their homes, and rely on donations to cover a large part of that cost.

ALL proceeds from this Christmas concert go towards this, so please be generous.

A splendid way to round off your late night Christmas shopping!

For more information, contact the Cadenza Charity Concerts Manager via our contact page or tel: 07770 754 369.

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Cadenza at Christmas

09 December 2017 at 19:30
Polwarth Parish Church, Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh EH11 1LU
Musical Director: Jenny Sumerling

Cadenza's annual festive mix of old and new carols, and a chance for you to join in too.
Led by our Guest Conductor: Libby Crabtree

Cadenza will offer another wide-ranging programme of Christmas music old and new.  Details of this, as well as our Special Guest and our accompanist for the evening will be announced as soon as possible, so watch this space! *  

Tickets: £10, £8 (concessions), £3 (children) will be available from choir members nearer the time.

Copies of our critically acclaimed Christmas CD, Bright Star - Cadenza at Christmas, several tracks of which have been given play time on both BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM, will also be on sale during the interval and after the concert. Though you don't have to wait till then - buy it online now and be well ahead of the crowd with your Christmas shopping!

Tickets should also be available on the night at the door.  However, our 2016 Fringe concert was officially sold out for the 4th year running, we had a full house last Christmas and we are currently waiting to find out if the packed house at Greyfriars Kirk on 26th August qualified for another Fringe "Sell Out Show" logo, so early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment!  Tickets will be available to buy online again through Eventbrite (online fees apply), but you can also reserve your tickets in advance via our website or by contacting our Concert Manager (07903 104 557). Or....

*If you would like to be sure you are kept up to date with all Cadenza's activities, why not join our mailing list and automatically receive electronic updates on all Cadenza concerts and activities! We will not expose you to any unsolicited emails, nor share your address with other organisations, and you can remove your name from our mailing list at any time.

If you have any concerns or questions about our electronic mailing list, or would like any other information, please contact us.

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