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To know more about Heart for Art and to find out about when it is and where please go to our newly created page in the community section of the Greyfriars Kirk website by clicking here.

Joining us for a concert during this season of Easter will be the Hebrides Ensemble with another fantastic arrangement on the 20th April at 6pm. They bring together three very different Horn Quintets. One by Mozart makes full use of the tone and personality of the horn, a more abstract work by James MacMillan features ‘hunting’ and ‘battle’ horn exclamations, and will complete the programme with a hidden gem of chamber music: Stanford’s Fantasy for Horn and Strings.

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PALM SUNDAY STOOSHIE - relive the events of Palm Sunday through the eyes of Judas, Peter, Mary Magdalene, Mary mother of Jesus, Pilate, Caiaphas and Jesus of Nazareth in a piece of mobile street theatre. Walk the old town as we imagine Jerusalem in the time of Christ and hear of the intrigues, joys and sorrows of the Palm Sunday story. Free to take part, but email: festival@greyfriarskirk.com to secure a place as numbers are limited. Please note that there will be uneven surfaces and many steps. Dress for the weather! 4-6pm Sunday 29th March...

We are very pleased to report that The Grassmarket Tartan Fashion show was an overwhelming success last Thursday! Well covered by the press and sold out to the public.

To watch the STV report please follow the link here

This weekend we have another exciting SPARK event! Come along and hear our Peter Collins Organ in all its glory played by John Kitchen. The programme includes Parry's famous and richly textured Blest Pair of Sirens, heard at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with stirring psalm settings by Vaughan Williams and Holst and the highly charged Te Deum Laudamus by Kenneth Leighton.

 

Tonight we will be hosting the Hebrides Ensemble playing a beautiful collection of music especially timed for those of us coming home from work in order to spice up a mundane Tuesday evening. See the poster below to see if this is something that takes your fancy:

 

Tickets from the Queen's Hall, please follow this link:

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The Spark page on our website is now ready to use so if you'd like to see our Brochure then please click on the link above to peruse all the events at your disposal over 2015. In it you can also find ticket information and venues as well other goings on at Greyfriars. Alternatively you can pop into the Kirk to pick up a printed copy of the Brochure.

If you would also like to join our mailing list or find out any more about Spark then email festival@greyfriarskirk.com or call the office on 0131 225 1900.

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Our Autumn 2014 edition of Greyfriars Kirk Magazine is availble now. Click here for the digital version.

Alternatively you can collect a paper copy from the Kirk. Please see our calendar for opening times.

If you fancy something Christmassy this weekend we have two concerts that might capture your interest and imagination.

On Friday 5th December Parkinsons UK will be here in Greyfriars for a concert to raise funds and awareness of Parkinsons disease. The programme will be a varied and festive mix of performances, carol singing and readings.

For more information see: http://www.greyfriarskirk.com/events/parkinsons-festive-concert

On Saturday 6th December at 7.30pm Epilepsy Scotland will be at...

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