Echo Vocal Ensemble

Tue Apr 23 2024 at 07:30 pm to 09:00 pm

St Giles' Cathedral | Edinburgh

St Giles' Cathedral
Publisher/HostSt Giles' Cathedral
Echo Vocal Ensemble
Echo Vocal Ensemble visit Edinburgh for the first time in a concert celebrating new and old choral music from Britain.
About this Event

The performance features little known but stunning music by 17th century composer Robert Ramsey, juxtaposed by pieces by contemporary Scottish and English composers, all presented in Echo’s unique style. Alongside music spanning 400 years, expect improvisation, folksong and an innovative approach to performance from one of the UK’s most exciting new groups.

"The sound experience was incredible - I don't think I've ever heard anything like it”

Programme to include:

When David Heard - Robert Ramsey (1590s – 1644)

Sleep, fleshly birth - Robert Ramsey When David Heard - Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)

How still and peaceful - Lucy Whitehead Wilt thou unkind now leave me sleeping - Robert Ramsey

How are the mighty fallen - Robert Ramsey Anthem to St Andrew - Alexander McNamee

Conductor: Sarah Latto

About Echo

Described as "sublime, spirited…completely assured" (The Arts Desk), Echo Vocal Ensemble is a dynamic group of singers known for their flexibility, innovation and excellence. Since their debut in 2017, the group has performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, as Ensemble-in-Residence at Ryedale Festival and live on BBC Radio 3.

The group has quickly developed a reputation for innovative programming and multi-disciplinary collaborations, including with poet Roger McGough, composer James MacMillan, visual artist Polly Apfelbaum and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Echo aims to explore the full range of what ensemble singing can achieve, including improvisation and audience-immersive concert experiences, whilst achieving musical excellence at all times.

Recent projects include a collaboration at Sadler’s Wells with choreographer Gregory Maqoma, and an audio installation at Frieze Sculpture in London. 2024 sees the release of Echo’s debut album, Innocence, with a launch concert at the Wigmore Hall In July.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

St Giles' Cathedral, High Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


GBP 10.00 to GBP 20.00

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