Christmas Piano Classics by Candlelight

Sat Dec 23 2023 at 07:30 pm to 09:00 pm

St Vincent's Chapel: Scottish Episcopal Church | Edinburgh

Matthew Shiel
Publisher/HostMatthew Shiel
Christmas Piano Classics by Candlelight
Celebrate Christmas in style as our award-winning pianist plays festive piano peices in our special intimate candlelit chapel setting
About this Event

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Celebrate the Christmas season in style this December with classic festive pieces by Debussy, Liszt, Tchaikovsky alongside Howard Blake's uplifting film music from the award-winning animation film 'The Snowman.'

This special candlelit concert experience includes a complimentary hot chocolate and mince pie to enhance the festive experience.

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The Snow is Dancing

The Little Shepherd

Footprints in the Snow

from Preludes and Children's Corner


Film music from the animated film 'The Snowman'

including 'Walking in the Air'

(arranged for piano)


(Hot Chocolate and Mince Pies will be served)


Old Christmas Song

O Holy Night

The Shepherds at the Manger

March of the three Holy Kings

Lighting the Tree


from the Christmas Tree Suite


Troika (Sleigh Ride) and Christmas

from The Seasons Op.37a

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Tonight's Pianist: Matthew Shiel

Matthew Shiel is a concert pianist and conductor based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was the recipient of a scholarship to study piano at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he graduated with first class honours and several academic and performance prizes including: J.S. Bach Competition Prize for Piano, Harpsichord and Organ, Mary and Raymond Thomson Organ Scholarship, and Agnes Millar Prize for Outstanding Harmony and Counterpoint.

He has performed piano solo and duet recitals at venues such as St Giles' Cathedral (Edinburgh), Sage Gateshead (Newcastle) and Unitarernes Hus (Copenhagen, DK) and has been invited to be a guest speaker to the Wagner Society of Scotland and the University of Middlesex. He has performed several concertos with the Abbotsford String Orchestra, Little Biggar Orchestra and the Àirigh Orchestra. He was also entrusted to give the world première of Dr Alfredo Caponnetto's Baroque Concerto (PhD, University of Edinburgh), which the composer kindly dedicated to him.

He is conductor of the Àirigh Orchestra and the Scottish Meditation Orchestra and teaches piano at the University of Edinburgh.

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'Claire de Lune' (2023) by Emma Yitong Shen

Her artworks are inspired by tonight's musical artist Matthew Shiel.

Her artworks are available for sale during the concert.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

St Vincent's Chapel: Scottish Episcopal Church, St Vincent Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


GBP 14.50 to GBP 27.50

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