Six superb concerts of glorious early music – Season 2021-22 now on sale.

‘William Woolaston’ by Thomas Gainsborough

The Georgian Concert Society is dedicated to the promotion of historically informed performances of the highest standard on period instruments. It organises a regular series of Early Music concerts currently held in two venues in central Edinburgh: St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church in the Georgian New Town, and St Cecilia’s Hall, a unique oval 18th-century concert hall in the heart of the Old Town.

Season 2021-22 is now on sale with six superb concerts of glorious Early Music. Click on Concerts to see the complete series. We hope you agree that we have put together a most attractive programme of six concerts, showcasing some of the best period instrument ensembles.

We are taking every precaution to ensure that our audiences will experience a safe environment.  Concerts will run for an hour and ten minutes, without an interval.  This does mean that our usual refreshments will not be served, but we hope this will not discourage you from attending.  The two concerts at St. Cecilia’s Hall (October and January) will be played twice (at 4.30 pm and 7.30 pm) in order to allow for extra physical distancing between groups and individuals.  Ventilation at both our venues is extremely good and we will ensure trouble-free access to seating.  Audience members are asked to wear face coverings when moving around the buildings and should respect the wish for physical distancing of others. Full programmes will be available on-line one week before

We also plan to record the opening concert and make it available exclusively to ticket holders; this will provide an added reassurance to those worried that Covid-related circumstances might stop them attending.  We will review that recording’s success and may extend it to further concerts.

The Georgian Concert Society gratefully acknowledges support from its Supporters, from Chamber Music Scotland (through funding provided by Creative Scotland).The Society is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC003740.

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