Popular lunchtime concerts with John Kitchen
Monday 30 September 2019 to Monday 09 December 2019
Join City Organist John Kitchen for his popular lunchtime concerts on the world renowned Usher Hall organ with its magnificent sound. Whether performing organ classics, adapting classical and other music or playing audience requests, John's inimitable performances and conversation will delight.
Monday 2 September Les Grands orgues 13:10
A programme of French Romantic organ music, written by some of the great Parisian composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. We hear Guilmant's Grand Choeur in D, the grandiose Marcia from Widor's Third Symphony, Franck's serene Pastorale, and works by Saint-Saëns including an excerpt from the finale of the famous 'Organ' Symphony.
Monday 16 September Baroque concertos 13:10
This programme will include tuneful and lively organ concertos by Handel and John Stanley, as well as 18th-century transcriptions of Italian concertos by Meck and Torelli—composers much influenced by Vivaldi. Also included will be the Largo from 'Winter' (from The Four Seasons) by Vivaldi himself.
Monday 30 September 13:10 A programme of audience requests
John will once again be looking for more suggestions from audience members!
Monday 9 December 13:10
The ever-popular Christmas Special programme with the Edinburgh University Singers, conducted by Calum Robertson
Get here early: there tends to be a queue of those booking on the day!
All tickets £4
Advance booking is recommended as there tends to be a queue to book tickets on the door. Performance begins at 1.10pm sharp
£1.50 transaction fee applies to all online & telephone bookings