Musical Christmas Cards

We are celebrating this year’s Christmas online with a festival of music from around Scotland!

Video Streams & Performances

  • Tune into the MEPG Facebook & Twitter pages at the following times for some amazing performances from some of Scotland’s favourite ensembles, schools and choirs. See the full programme below for details.

Registered Events
Click the following links to sign up and take part in the following events:

FULL PROGRAMME

Thursday 17th Dec, 6.30-7.15pm
Christmas Symphony of a Thousand
Join us on zoom for a mass sing and play along to All I Want for Christmas by Mariah Carey! Click here for more info

Friday 18th Dec, 7pm
National Youth Orchestras of Scotland
The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland present “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Hugh Martin/Ralph Blane, arr. Chun-Wei Kang, performed by Sophie Gilbert (vocals), Mark Sandford (bass), Chun-Wei Kang (drums), Moss Taylor (keys).
Watch & Listen on the MEPG facebook & twitter pages

Sat 19th Dec, 7pm
Junior Conservatoire of the RCS
Join the students from The Junior Conservatoire of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland as they present their Festive Showcase.
Watch & Listen on the MEPG facebook & twitter pages

Sun 20th Dec, 1pm: Live Music Now presents the festive Deck the Halls performed by the All Sorts Quartet.
The fantastic All Sorts quartet invite you to sit back, grab something nice to drink and ‘Deck the Halls’ with them. Follow the lyrics onscreen and feel free to sing along at home.
Watch & Listen on the MEPG facebook & twitter pages

Sun 20th Dec, 2pm: The City of Edinburgh Music School presents The Christmas Song
Christmas Song (Mel Torme) arr: Mairi Tully The City of Edinburgh String Ensemble Conducted by Susan Emslie with Ethan on Piano and Saskia – Voice. Recorded at the Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh.
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Sun 20th Dec, 3pm: ABRSM presents The Snow Globe
Performed by composer Laura Snowden & Ioannis Theodoridis, this Grade 5 duet was specially commissioned for our Guitar syllabus from 2019.
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Sun 20th Dec, 4pm: Live Music Now presents the festive It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas performed by the All Sorts Quartet.
As part of our ‘Christmas at Home’ series, we’d like to share another brand new music video with you, featuring The All Sorts quartet. With only five more sleeps to go, we think it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . . Follow the lyrics onscreen and feel free to sing along at home!
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Sun 20th Dec, 5pm: The City of Edinburgh Music School presents Lully, Lulla, Lullay (Stopford).
The City of Edinburgh Music School Senior Chamber Choir Conducted by Catherine Frew. (Chills at 3′ 45″ supplied by Lucia!). http://www.edinburghmusicschool.co.uk.
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Sun 20th Dec, 6pm: Live Music Now  presents the festive  Chestnuts Roasting in an Open Fire performed by the All Sorts Quartet
Here The All Sorts quartet share a song that they performed last winter in the Carnegie Hall – in Dunfermline. (Not Dumfries as the video claims, we just wanted to check if you were paying attention 😉) Follow the lyrics onscreen and feel free to sing along at home!
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Sun 20th Dec, 7pm: The City of Edinburgh Music School presents Let it Snow
The City of Edinburgh Music School Jazz Band Conducted by K. Thompson with Chiara on vocals. www.edinburghmusicschool.co.uk
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Sun 20th Dec, 8pm: Live Music Now presents the festive Winter Wonderland
This piece was originally written in 1934. A seasonal classic, we hope you’ll enjoy singing along at home with the duo of soprano Barbara Cole Walton accompanied by her husband Jonathon Swinard on piano.
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Mon 21st Dec, 4pm, 5pm and 8pm: Fèisean nan Gàidheal.
Three performances from our traditional musicians.
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Mon 21st Dec, 6pm: The RCS North Ayrshire and Stirling Strings Music Centres.
Join these amazing young people in celebrating Christmas with a lovely performance of Born This Day.
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Mon 21st Dec, 7pm: Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO).
Member fo the brass section from the RSNO present the beautiful Christmas Carol Infant Holy, Infant Lowly.
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Tue 22nd Dec, 5pm: St Mary’s Music School
Enjoy this fantastic performance of the Three Kings from St Mary’s Music School.
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Tue 22nd Dec, 6pm: Tinderbox Collective Open Mic!
Come and listen to some live music online, or get involved and perform something yourself!
Click here for more info and to sign up for the event.

Tue 22nd Dec, 8pm: North Ayrshire Music Service Chamber Ensemble
A Christmas medley featuring The Most Wonderful Time of the Year and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!
Tune into the MEPG facebook & twitter pages for the concerts and register for the open mic session here.

Wed 23rd Dec, 6pm, 7pm & 8pm
National Youth Choirs of Scotland – enjoy the National Girls Choir at 6.00pm and join in with more musical activities at 6pm and 7pm too!
Watch & Listen on the MEPG facebook & twitter pages

Thu 24th Dec, 6pm
Doorstep Jinglebells
Get involved! Click here to learn Jingle Bells and play along with us on Christmas Eve!

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