Pupils of Scotland’s national music school will be performing their annual Christmas concert in Edinburgh on 11 December 2017.


St Mary’s Music School’s A Symphony of Carols will take place at St Cuthbert’s Parish Church, Lothian Road at 7.30 pm.

There will be music from St Mary’s Music School Choir, the School Orchestra, The Choristers of St Mary’s Cathedral, the Senior String Ensemble and the Senior Jazz Ensemble.

The evening will feature works by Benjamin Britten, George Frideric Handel, Jean Sibelius, Nat Adderley and Richard Ingham.

Dr Kenneth Taylor, Headteacher, St Mary’s Music School, said: “Everyone at St Mary’s Music School is looking forward to the Christmas Concert which is always a highlight of the school year.  It is important for our young musicians to have the opportunity to perform in public and we are delighted to extend a warm welcome to all those who come along to the concert and support them.

“The varied programme for A Symphony of Carols gives an opportunity to demonstrate an excellent standard of musical performance across several genres. I am grateful to the staff and pupils, led by our Director of Music, Paul Stubbings, who make this concert happen.

“The second half of the concert will consist of a very special celebration of the spirit of Christmas, with a performance of “A Symphony of Carols” which has been composed specially for the occasion by our resident composer, Tom David Wilson, who will conduct tonight’s performance. “

Tickets (£8, concessions £5, schoolchildren free) are available from St Mary’s Music School (Telephone: 0131 538 7766) or on the door on the evening.