Packed programme of events in May

Recitals of music and poetry, ‘green man’ activities and a fundraising concert for the Friends of Saltersgate School are all included in a busy month of events at the Chapel in May.

Lunchtime concerts

Saturday 9th May, 1pm – Schola Cantorum. Join us for a Spring lunchtime concert sung by the choir Schola Cantorum of St Patrick, Edinburgh. FREE to pass holders and included in daily chapel ticket.

Friday 29th May, 1pm – Rough and Ready Choir from Newbattle Abbey. FREE to pass holders and included in daily chapel ticket.

Evening concerts

Saturday 16th May, 7.30pm – Portmanteau, Eight Voices, One Concert

We are very pleased to welcome the eight strong voices of Portmanteau in their first concert at the chapel to raise funds for the Friends of Saltersgate School.

Portmanteau was formed in 1990 by a group of friends who came together to sing for pleasure and to present occasional concerts in aid of good causes. Over the past 25 years, they have been delighting audiences across central Scotland with a special blend of accompanied and a capella singing, and a repertoire stretching from Bach to the Beatles via folk songs, show songs, madrigals and barbershop.

Tickets available from our online shop.

Friday 22nd May, 7.30pm – Words and Music. 3 Poets and 4 musicians combine to make this a very special night.

Poets Brian Johnston, Margaret Christie and Dr Jamie Reid Baxter will read from their own work ably accompanied by the Miguda Quartet who will play Haydn’s String Quartet, Op 76 No 2.

Join our programme of ‘May Monday’ activities

Monday 4 May

‘Green Man’ crafts and quiz in the Chapel all day

Photography walks in Roslin Glen, 11am – 12pm. Explore Roslin Glen from a different perspective, find out some good spots to take a few photos and maybe even pick up a tip or two. (Make sure you bring your camera along!). Limited to 20 places, included with your daily chapel ticket or free for passholders. Booking is essential – please email [email protected]

Ecology walks in Roslin Glen, 1 – 2pm

What is ecology about, anyway? Take a wander and explore Roslin Glen and its complex ecology over time and through change. Limited to 20 places, included with your daily chapel ticket or free for passholders. Booking is essential – please email [email protected]

Monday 11 May

Photography walks in Roslin Glen, 11am – 12pm. Explore Roslin Glen from a different perspective. Find out some good spots to take a few photos and maybe even pick up a tip or two. (Make sure you bring your camera along!) Limited to 20 places, included with your daily chapel ticket or free for passholders. Pre booking for the activity is essential – pleas email [email protected]

From Chapel to Gunpowder, 1-3pm. Take a walk from the chapel into Roslin Glen, explore the rich history that has shaped this part of Midlothian from medieval castles to industrial gunpowder mills. Limited to 20 places, included with your daily chapel ticket or free for passholders. Pre booking for the activity is essential – please email [email protected]

Monday 18 May Music from the chapel carvings

Join us to delve into the world of Medieval music and listen to the rich sounds by Lutenist Eric Thomas as he explains the music, its history and development. Explore the chapel, find the musical angels of the heavenly choir and help young Oliver St. Clair decide which instrument he might play with a quiz and prize draw. Lunchtime recital – 1-1.40pm Quiz and crafts all day Included with your daily chapel ticket or free for passholders.

Monday 25 May The Green Men of Rosslyn. What is a green man and where did he come from? Our lunch time talk aims to explore this famous little men and help you find some of the 100 that we have hidden in the carvings around the chapel. Green man talk – 1-1.30pm Green Man quiz and Crafts throughout the day. Included with your daily chapel ticket or free for passholders.

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