St Cecilia's Hall

St Cecilia's Hall, an unassuming building in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, houses a unique oval 18th-century concert hall perfectly suited to small-scale chamber music performances which are the hallmark of the Georgian Concert Society. Originally built by the Edinburgh Musical Society in 1762/63 to a design by Robert Mylne (1733–1811), it is now the oldest purpose-built concert hall in Scotland, and the second oldest still in use (after Oxford's Holywell Room) in the British Isles. It has recently undergone major renovation and development.

As a place for public chamber concerts, very often of unusual and rare programme, the Hall is used not only by the Georgian Concert Society but also for The Sypert Summer Concert Series and during the Edinburgh International Festival period to present a series of concerts 'Harpsichords at St Cecilia's Hall'. These concert series often feature instruments from the Russell and Mirrey Collections of Early Keyboard Instruments which are housed in the building as part of the University of Edinburgh's Musical Instrument Collections.

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St Cecilia's Hall interior  Interior of the oval Sypert  Concert Room within the  recently refurbished St  Cecilia's Hall