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We did it again!


The Fringe Society has once again awarded us their ‘Sell Out Show’ laurel for this year’s Fringe concert.

Not that we were in any doubt when we saw the packed house on 15th August – but it’s nice to have it officially confirmed. Perhaps it’s time to book your tickets for 2016?!

Details of the programme can be found on our concerts page, where you’ll also find details of our other concerts in the coming session.

Some details are still TBC, so keep in touch – or join our mailing list and we’ll keep you informed.

Posted: Sunday 20 September 2015 at 7:43 pm

A very impressive concert overall simply blew my boots off!

…and still the plaudits are coming in.

“Very much a concert of two halves. First up, pieces from Tippett and Vaughan Williams that fitted comfortably into the Cadenza sweet spot. But then? A genuine “Fringe surprise moment” with a wondrous Scottish première of Will Todd’s Mass in Blue.”

Another review, this time awarding us Highly recommended show status.

Book your tickets for Fringe 2016 now! After two excellent reviews and our full house again this year, you might need to…

The review can also be found on the reviews page of our website.

Posted: Monday 17 August 2015 at 8:19 pm

4* Fringe review again!

A full house, fabulous accompanists and soloists, including the ones from the choir itself, an audience who were with us all the way (cheers and whistles at the end and rapturous applause continuing well after we had left the stage. And now a 4* review.

What more could Cadenza ask of its 2015 Fringe Concert? Everyone gave their all and were rewarded – congratulations all round!

Read the whole review Jazzy Blue Spirits as Cadenza comes of age at the Edinburgh Fringe.

The review can also be found on Cadenza’s website.

Posted: Monday 17 August 2015 at 4:51 pm

Cadenza on Radio 4 – Palm Sunday


Cadenza has been invited to take part in this year’s Palm Sunday morning service on Radio 4. The service will be broadcast from Edinburgh’s Greyfriars Kirk – a familiar venue for the choir, having performed there during the Fringe for many years. As well as joining in the Palm Sunday hymns, the choir will perform three anthems, including the lovely Sanctus & Benedictus from Macmillan’s ‘St Anne Mass’ and Chilcott’s God so loved the World.

Tune into Radio 4, Sunday 29th March at 8.10am to hear the full service – or if that’s too early for you and you miss it, there’s always the i-Player.

Posted: Sunday 22 March 2015 at 9:13 pm

Introducing our Interim Musical Director

Philip RedfernEarlier in 2014, Cadenza launched a search for an Interim Musical Director to cover our Musical Director’s 12-month Leave of Absence.  We’re delighted to announce that Philip Redfern was appointed in September, and has begun rehearsals with the choir in preparation for our Christmas concert programme this year.  A little belated perhaps, but you can now read more about Philip here.

Posted: Tuesday 11 November 2014 at 12:25 pm

And the icing on the Fringe cake….

Fringe 2014 sell-out show laurel
… is the award, for the 2nd year running, of the Fringe Society’s coveted Sell-Out Show laurel. We were officially sold out! Again.

Perhaps you should be thinking of reserving your tickets for our Fringe 2015 concert now….


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Posted: Wednesday 8 October 2014 at 5:04 pm

“4-stars … Beautifully rich sound” – Broadway Baby

BroadwayBaby_CMYK-portraitWe’re delighted that Broadway Baby has given us four stars in their review of our recent Fringe concert, saying that Cadenza “produce a beautifully rich sound that fills the space” and that “the harmonies are balanced and full of tone and the dynamics created throughout were outstanding”.  Of the Scottish premiere of Lotti’s Missa a Tre Cori, they said “it certainly shone within the repertoire”.  Bach’s Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen was a favourite: “perfectly performed and raised the hairs on the back of my neck”.


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Posted: Tuesday 26 August 2014 at 12:35 pm

Another full house and a V Fine Concert – take a bow Cadenza

A full house yesterday evening heralded another very successful Fringe concert. The opening piece, Zelenka’s Miserere in C minor, ends so quietly in great contrast to the very energetic opening, that our audience seemed a little unsure for a few moments that it had actually finished! But from then on, their response to our performance was wholeheartedly warm and enthusiastic, including some cheers and three curtain calls.

No reviews as yet that we know of, but some excellent feedback already via Twitter, email and word of mouth.


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Posted: Sunday 24 August 2014 at 7:45 pm

Scottish Premiere at Fringe Concert

SellOutShow_2013(blackWEB)Time is running out to get your tickets for Cadenza’s upcoming concert as part of the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe.  This Saturday, 23 August, will see a Scottish premiere of a Lotti mass that was written over 300 years ago.  The beautiful Vide Dominum laborem meum – or Missa a Tre Cori as it is sometimes known –  is the highlight of the show, but Bach’s Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, Zelenka’s Miserere and Lotti’s Cruxifixus a 8 are equally good and when performed by Cadenza alongside an orchestra, chamber organ and professional soloists in Greyfriars Kirk it’s little wonder that our concert in 2013 was a sell out.  Ticket details and much more available on our Concerts page.


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Posted: Tuesday 19 August 2014 at 10:32 am

Over £800 raised for The Engine Shed & Waverley Care

Cadenza’s recent joint concert with visiting Californian choir Vocal Art Ensemble raised in excess of £800, to be split equally between two local charities: The Engine Shed and Waverley Care.  This takes the total raised by Cadenza in our 2014 charity concert season to over £4000 when our earlier concerts in aid of Music in Hospitals and CHILDREN 1ST are taken into account.

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Posted: Thursday 5 June 2014 at 11:53 am

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