Music is central to our life at St Andrew’s and St George’s West. It enriches our worship, and enhances the life of our community and city. There are many aspects of our music-making.
St Andrew’s and St George’s West at Festival Time
Our 2016 Festival Fringe Programme is still available.
Over 70 performances of classical, jazz, opera, traditional music and more, plus author events on the Book Festival Fringe were enjoyed. Read a copy online here.
Bookings for spaces in the 2017 programme open in October 2016.
St Andrew’s and St George’s West Choir
St Andrew’s and St George’s West Choir supports Sunday services and also tours, performs concerts and sings at special events.
We sponsor two choral scholarships. Contact the Director of Music for details.
A Vocal Ensemble for Special Occasions
Our ensemble of young professional singers is available to perform at special events. They provide music for weddings, memorial services and other functions as requested
“It was a great pleasure and a privilege for Milena and me to have you singing so beautifully at our wedding ceremony in June.” Richard & Milena
For further information and bookings please contact Brigitte Harris or Andrew Carvel via the church office.
Our Wells Kennedy Organ is used for services, recitals and special events.
Leaning Together Band
We’re an eclectic group of musicians from the congregation who play monthly
at the 9.45 service and occasionally other events.
Interested in joining? Contact David Dow via Church Office.
Find out more about our special peal of bells, and how you can get involved in bellringing with us.
If you’d like to perform here please see our lettings page.
Meet the team: music
Brigitte Harris is Director of Music at St Andrew’s and St George’s West.
She graduated with a Masters degree in Church Music from Hochschule für Musik in Detmold, Germany, having studied organ with Helmut Tramnitz and Gerhard Weinberger and choral conducting with Alexander Wagner.
Brigitte is a Lecturer in Harmony, Keyboard Skills and Improvisation at the Ian Tomlin School of Music at Edinburgh Napier University.
She also teaches organ at George Watson’s College and has a busy teaching practice in and around Edinburgh.
If you would like to contact Brigitte please contact the church office.
- Director of Music Brigitte Harris
- Assistant Director of Music Andrew Carvel
- Choir Secretary Mary Margaret Scott
- Organ Scholar (2016/7) Drew Crichton
- Accompanist Jamie Lang
- Choral Scholars (2016/7) Clara Galea and Joanna Stark
- Festival Convener Mary Margaret Scott
- Bells Secretary Anne Leigh Brown
- Tower Captain Simon Aves
- Leaning Together Band David Dow