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A programme featuring pieces by William Byrd written in honour or memory of others.

To include: 'With Lilies White' (An elegy for Lady Magdalen Montague), 'Wretched Albinus' (Upon the fall of the Earl of Essex), 'Ye Sacred Muses' (An elegy for Thomas Tallis) and 'Fair Britain Isle' (An elegy for Henry, Prince of Wales)

Ibi Aziz, Jenny Bullock, Kate Conway, Alison Kinder and Sam Stadlen viols
Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano

Presented by the Georgian Concert Society

The Georgian Concert Society is committed to following government guidelines and to ensure Covid safe performances. Physical distancing will be in place and audience members are asked to wear face coverings when moving around the buildings and to respect the wish for physical distancing of others.  

Full programmes will be available online one week before the performance and running orders will be available free of charge. The first concert will be streamed via the website to allow ticket holders who are unable to attend to enjoy the concert. Should there be sufficient demand this will be repeated at other concerts.

To apply for subscriptions (a saving of £23 across all six concerts), please contact the Society directly via or 0131 447 5628.

About St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church
St Andrew’s Church (now St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church), with its distinctive oval shape, was built in 1784 - the first church to be built in the Georgian New Town of Edinburgh. 

Click here for further information about The Georgian Concert Society.

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"Wonderfully supple, propulsive and alive"

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Chelys Consort of Viols and Helen Charlston