Linlithgow Arts Guild offers top-class concerts of mainly classical music, and has been bringing Excellence in Live Arts to the town since 1969. We warmly invite you to share performances of the highest quality with us in a friendly environment. Our activities in 2020-21 were curtailed by the Pandemic, but we are now resuming concert promotion.

ACTIVITIES IN 2021-2022

In July and August 2021 we are organising a series of short daytime concerts which we hope will help audiences to resume concert-going after a long break. These are free events with limited audience numbers and priority booking for current members. There will also be an event for young children, and we are working to provide a classical music workshop at a local school later in the year. We are also planning to resume our regular series of top-class classical concerts on Saturday nights starting in September 2021. Details of these will be published when suitable venues become available.

CONCERTS FOR SUMMER DAYS

Students and staff from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland will perform in Linlithgow during July and August this summer. Thanks to a grant, secured from Chamber Music Scotland and funded by Creative Scotland, Linlithgow Arts Guild is organising 5 socially distanced events in the town. There will be 4 concerts, of about 1-hour duration around the middle of each day in St. Michael’s Parish Church plus a Children’s concert.

The dates and times are shown below and details are on the corresponding events pages.

Priority tickets will be made available to members who have subscribed to the Arts Guild in the past year, with tickets not taken up by the members being available for public booking by phone or through the individual event pages of this website from 2 weeks before each event. Entry will be free of charge, and donations towards the costs, including artists fees, will be invited.

WINTER CONCERT SERIES 2021-2022

Our winter concert series is planned to open in September. We have identified dates, artists and event programmes for a series of 6 concerts, with the possibility of adding more events. However, at the present stage of recovery from Covid we are not yet able to book suitable venues for these concerts on Saturday evenings. We hope that normal membership season ticket subscriptions, and individual concert ticket sales, will resume as soon as possible.

PROGRAMME

     
  CONCERTS FOR SUMMER DAYS  
     
  Sunday 18th July, 2pm SONGS IN THE AFTERNOON - Soprano and Piano duo
  Wed 28th July, 12 noon PIANO BEFORE LUNCH - Piano solo
  Wed 11th August, 12 noon VIOLIN/PIANO AT NOON - Violin and Piano duo
  Wed 25th August, 2pm SAANJH, INDIAN SONGS & STORIES AFTER LUNCH - musical scenes of an Indian woman's journey through dusk, with songs, piano & tabla
     
     
  2021-2022 CONCERT SERIES All 6 events are provisional, to be confirmed when venue availability & Covid constraints are known
     
  Saturday 11th September OPENING CONCERT - Piano recital
  Saturday 30th October Held for opera or vocal event
  Saturday 27th November String Quartet
  Saturday 12th February Broen Ensemble, String Septet
  Saturday 26th March Clarinet, Viola and Piano
  Saturday 23rd April String Quartet
  Plus 2 other possible dates  

 


OUR NEXT EVENT

PIANO BEFORE LUNCH

Wednesday 28th July, Catriona McKenzie, Piano Solo

St. Michael’s Parish Church Linlithgow, 12 noon



TICKETS

Tickets will be available HERE or on the appropriate page in the Programme tab when the events have been confirmed and seats remain available. We also hope to continue to sell tickets through "Far from the Madding Crowd" in Linlithgow High Street when the 2021-2022 concert series starts. To ensure social distancing ticket numbers may be restricted, and priority booking will be available to members.

MEMBERSHIP 2021-2022

Membership of Linlithgow Arts Guild for 2020-2021 is now closed. Memberships purchased for the 2021-2022 season start in September. We intend to offer our normal subscription season ticket for the winter concert series, the price of which will include membership. The season ticket will go on sale if and when the concert series is confirmed. In addition, we will continue to offer membership for 2021-2022 which does not include ticket purchase and this can be purchased for £10 CLICK HERE

Payments can be made by credit or debit card via PayPal. You will also be given the opportunity to offer Gift Aid.

Membership includes: Priority booking for concerts
  Priority access to our Garden Party and to member-only events
  Contributing to funds to cover admin costs
  Support for Linlithgow Arts Guild

 

DONATIONS

We work very hard to be able to attract artists of major international standing to Linlithgow. The cost of inviting musicians of this calibre will never be met from ticket sales alone. You can make a donation of any size and help us continue to welcome great classical music to Linlithgow.

Donations can be made by credit or debit card via PayPal

If you are not on our mailing list, and would like to receive advance information of our events, then please send us your email address via our Add to Mailing List.

We would be very happy for you to provide feedback on any matter relating to Linlithgow Arts Guild which you can do by completing the Contact Us form.

STEVEN OSBORNE

The music featured on this page is performed by Steven Osborne, international concert pianist, who comes from Linlithgow. We are very grateful to Steven for his many performances in the Town and his support of Linlithgow Arts Guild.

Thanks to Steven, Hyperion Records and Sullivan Sweetland Agents for permission to use this clip.

GALLERY