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 2019 Fringe

24 August 2019 at 20:00
Greyfriars Tolbooth & Highland Kirk, Edinburgh, EH1 2QQ
  Musical Director: Jenny Sumerling

Puccini: Messa di Gloria
Haydn: Te Deum in C
Haydn: Insanae et vanae curae
Janet Wheeler: Alleluia, I heard a voice (Scottish première)
Ross McLean (tenor)
Andrew McTaggart (bass/baritone)
The Cadenza Fringe Orchestra, led by Robert Dick

Tickets: £15, £13 (concessions), £4 (children)
can be reserved in advance by contacting the Cadenza Concert Manager online,
from choir members, at the door on the night, or from the Fringe Box Office.

Following five sell-out concerts at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Cadenza is delighted to be returning to the stunning surroundings of Greyfriars Kirk for another exciting programme of choral music, performing Puccini’s magnificent Messa di Gloria.

The Messa di Gloria was an early work, first performed in 1880, when Puccini was only 22. It was not heard again during his lifetime and only eventually performed in 1952. Unashamedly operatic and full of good tunes, this is a work not to be missed!

Acclaimed soloists Ross McLean, Tenor, and Andrew McTaggart, Baritone, will be joining us for this performance.

Contrasting with the Puccini is Haydn’s Te Deum, a late work full of jubilation, followed by his Insanae et Vanae Curae.

Continuing the jubilant mood, Cadenza is delighted to be premièring Janet Wheeler’s Alleluia.

Come and join us for a very special evening of choral music with choir, soloists and orchestra.

Our Fringe concerts are extremely popular.  We were officially sold out every year between 2013-16, and again in 2018, following verification of ticket sales by the Fringe Society, and attracted capacity audiences for many years before that.

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"An ambitious programme which Cadenza pulled off in some style in what was a superb evening of choral music"Fringe Review 2018, Highly Recommended Show

"What a wonderful choir. A polished group of singers. Fantastic sound."Audience feedback, charity concerts May 2018

"Two hours of sublime music – an uplifting, moving and high quality rendition of some complex music"Fringe Review 2016, Highly Recommended Show

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