The Georgian Concert Society

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 most often held in St Cecilia's Hall, a unique oval 18th-century concert hall in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. The concert series features not only established Early Music performers but also exciting younger groups. Workshops and talks related to the concerts are also organised.

St Cecilia's Hall is home to the internationally renowned Russell and Mirrey Collections of Early Keyboard Instruments, and instruments from the Collections are often used in the concerts. The opportunity to enjoy the use of an instrument uniquely suited to the repertoire is relished by artists and audiences alike.

GCS concerts have a valued social element, with concert-goers enjoying pre-concert and interval refreshments. A CD stall, run by McAlister Matheson Music, sells recordings of music relevant to that evening's programme. In addition, events are organised for Supporters, including a post-concert party and a summer outing.

All are welcome at the concerts. School pupils and students are particularly encouraged to attend; complimentary or reduced price tickets are usually available.

Find out more about the GCS and details of the current season on these pages.




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