Quiet Concerts: Viol and Theorbo

Sat Nov 11 2023 at 03:00 pm to 04:00 pm

St Cecilia's Hall | Edinburgh

St Cecilia's Hall, The University of Edinburgh
Publisher/HostSt Cecilia's Hall, The University of Edinburgh
Quiet Concerts: Viol and Theorbo
Do you love music but find the whole concert experience overwhelming? Need time away from essay writing? Then these concerts may be for you!
About this Event

Join us for this months quiet concert featuring viol and theorbo performances from Lucia Capellaro and Alex McCartney.

We have thought about some of the sensory issues that can keep people away from many events and made some small but important adjustments. What we will do differently includes:

  • Asking audiences for quiet applause, such as only using 2 fingers from each hand, patting the leg, or using the BSL sign for applause
  • Keeping the concert to one hour in length and having breaks between pieces every 10 minutes so that you can move around, wriggle or chat quietly for a few minutes
  • Keeping light levels low
  • Using rugs, cushions and benches as well as chairs so that you can sit how you prefer
  • Keeping numbers down to avoid crowding
  • Choosing relatively quiet instruments from the University’s world-famous Musical Instrument Collection and not using electric amplification
  • Scheduling in the afternoon so you don’t have to travel home in the dark or when the streets are too busy
  • Providing a space in the Laigh Hall to escape to if you need it
  • The musicians who will be performing are all highly skilled, so you will experience top-quality music making.

If this appeals to you, why not come along?

Consultant and Autist in Residence: Lucy Whitehead


This is a new venture for us and we would really appreciate your feedback so that we can continue to shape our events to suit our varied audiences.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

St Cecilia's Hall, 50 Niddry Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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