Concerts

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.

Cadenza at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Cadenza at the 2016 Fringe

27 August 2016 at 20:00
Greyfriars Tolbooth & Highland Kirk, Edinburgh, EH1 2QQ
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Schubert: Gott ist mein Hirt D706 (Psalm 23)
Schubert: Gebet, D815
Cherubini: Requiem in C minor
Beethoven: Fantasia in C minor - 'Choral Fantasy'

Musical Director: Jenny Sumerling

with
Richard Beauchamp (piano)
and

The Cadenza Fringe Orchestra<

About our 2016 programme, Music Director Jenny Sumerling says
"Posterity has a habit of elevating the obscure and neglecting the famous. Thus it is that Cherubini, hailed by Beethoven as 'the greatest living composer', is today often forgotten; 'If I were to write a Requiem, Cherubini's would be my only model', Beethoven continued and the work was performed at his funeral in 1827. Schumann's opinion was that it was 'without equal in the world'. Berlioz considered that 'the decrescendo in the Agnus Dei surpasses everything that has ever been written of the kind'. Cherubini was anxious to reflect the spirit as well as the meaning of the text and so, to avoid any unwelcome associations with opera, he decided to dispense altogether with soloists. It is a work of remarkable intensity, full of attractive choral and orchestral writing."

What are you waiting for.....?

Tickets: £15, £13 (concessions), £4 (children)
available from the Cadenza Concert Manager (tel: 01875 571939 or contact online), choir members, at the door, or from the Fringe Box Office, tel: +44 (0)131 226 0000

Keep the date in your diary! Or....

Our Fringe concerts have attracted capacity audiences for some years, and were officially sold out in 2013, 2014 and 2015, following verification of ticket sales by the Fringe Society.

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Open Rehearsal 2016

28 September 2016 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 on 28th September.

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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Cadenza at Christmas

10 December 2016 at 19:30
Polwarth Parish Church, Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh EH11 1LU

Cadenza's annual festive mix of old and new carols, and a chance for you to join in too
Conducted by our Musical Director - Jenny Sumerling

Cadenza will offer another wide-ranging programme of Christmas music old and new. 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!

More details of the programme, our Special Guests and ticket prices will be available as soon as possible Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment! You can also reserve your tickets in advance via our website or by contacting our Concert Manager (07903 104 557). Or....

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