18 May 2017
There will be a visit to St Cecilia’s Hall in May for our members, an early opportunity to see the redevelopment work that has been taking place.
8th May 12 noon – 1.30 pm, meeting in the lobby
There will be a tour and a talk about the history of the building and its renovation by Head of Museums, Jacky MacBeath.
This event is for Cockburn members only and places are limited so please register with Joseph who will confirm your booking. email@example.com or phone 0131 557 8686
Originally built in 1763 and named after the patron saint of music, St. Cecilia’s Hall is the oldest purpose-built concert hall in Scotland, and the second oldest in the British Isles. At the heart of this Georgian building is its concert room, surrounded by three galleries which house one of the world's most important collections of historic musical instruments, many of which are still playable in a concert setting. Yet time, architectural intervention and urban development have hidden away this exceptional Georgian treasure and the rare collections it contains. The University’s vision is to restore and renovate the building and its facilities in order to preserve the Collection and broaden its appeal to a wider public.