Sufjan Stevens Songs for Christmas

17:00 + 19:30, 18 Dec

A joyful and festive celebration of Sufjan Stevens’ Christmas songs performed by guest singers, a specially-created Edinburgh community choir, and musicians from across the UK musical landscape. A warm and welcoming alternative to the traditional Christmas concert, suitable for all ages.

Matchless independent artist Sufjan Stevens has created 10 EPs of beautiful, odd, impressive and compelling Christmas Songs which have become modern Christmas classics. We have chosen and arranged songs ranging from the hauntingly beautiful Christmas in the Room to the joyfully ridiculous Ding-a-Ling-a-Ring-a-Ling.

There will be some gently interactive elements and readings too. With special guest singers including Karine Polwart, Iona Lane and Ben Insall.

Musical and interactive festive shenanigans conducted by Hugh Nankivell, choir leader Stephen Deazley.


There will be performances at 17:00 and 19:30.