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Saturday 8 June, 7:30pm
Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

An event causing great excitement within Sospiro, we are proud to present Bach’s mighty B minor Mass in a joint concert with the Scottish Chamber Choir. Come and join us in this rendition of one of the most famous baroque masses of all time.


Mass in B-minor

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Saturday 13 April, 7:30pm
Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

Continuing our programme of Bach works, SOSPIRO is proud to present a selection of cantatas to fill your evening, as well as a chance for our orchestra to come to the fore in Bach’s second Brandenburg concerto.


Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich BWV 150

Himmelskönig sei willkommen BWV 182

Brandenburg Concerto no. 2

Concerto for Oboe and Violin BWV 1060

Tickets £10/£8 available online or on the door.

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Saturday 4 May, 7:30pm
Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

SOSPIRO explores one of Bach’s earliest cantatas, Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, as well as embarking on our first performance with baroque instruments.

UPDATED: Please note that the date of this concert has been changed to Saturday 4 May, and the venue has been changed to Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh.


Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (Actus Tragicus) BWV 106

Lobet den Herrn BWV230


Cantate Domino BuxWV 12

Jesu Dulcis Memoria BuxWV 57

Tickets £10/£8 available online or on the door.

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SOSPIRO wishes you all a very happy 2013!

In the spring we begin our fourth season of concerts, the highlight of which will be our first performance of J.S. Bach’s monumental B-minor Mass, as well as our first foray into the world of period instruments, with a programme that continues our survey of cantatas by Bach and Buxtehude. Check back in the New Year for a complete programme!

Saturday 1 December, 7:30pm
Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

SOSPIRO joins with the Scottish Chamber Choir to provide a festive helping of the 1742 Dublin version of Handel’s Messiah. With a stunning line-up of soloists – Emma Versteeg, soprano; Annie Mulroy, mezzo-soprano; Joe Doody, tenor; Sean Webster, bass. Get Christmas off to a magical start with the SCC and Sospiro!


Messiah HWV 56

Tickets £10/£5 (under 18s free) available online at

Sunday 7 October, 7:45pm
St Machars Cathedral, Aberdeen

SOSPIRO travels to Aberdeen to open their 2012/2013 season with a concert of German baroque cantatas as part of the St Machars Festival of Sacred Music 2012.


Was Gott tut, das ist Wohlgetan


Oboe Sonata in A minor


Der Herr ist mit mir BuxWV 15

Jesu meines Lebens Leben BuwWV 62


Aus der Tiefe BWV 131

Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 4

Tickets £10/£8 (students and under 21s free) available:

  • online
  • by telephone (01224 641122, Monday – Saturday, 9.30 – 6pm)
  • in person from the Music Hall Box Office, Aberdeen.

Sospiro Baroque

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