The Choir of St. Giles’ Cathedral

Wings of Peace


Thu, 31 Mar 2022


7.30pm – 8.30pm (Doors 7.00pm)


Under Les Colombes at St. Giles’ Cathedral

Ticket Price

£12.50 (inc. booking fees)

Burns&Beyond are proud to present The Choir of St. Giles’ Cathedral, for a very special evening choral music Wings of Peace, performed beneath Michael Pendry’s stunning Les Colombes (Doves) installation, which sees over 2,000 paper doves fly the length of the Cathedral. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), to help those affected by the current conflict in Ukraine.


Curated and produced by Michael Harris – Master of the Music, the Choir of St. Giles’ Cathedral along with organist Jordan English, will performance choral music on the themes of peace, hope and reconciliation featuring music by Mendelssohn, Fauré, Elgar, MacMillan and Esenvalds.

Burns&Beyond are pleased to announce that all proceeds from ticket-sales for this event will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), to help those affected by the current conflict in Ukraine. you can find out more about the charity and donate direct by clicking HERE

Les Colombes (The Doves)

Burns&Beyond presents Les Colombes (The Doves), a winding column of more than 2,000 origami paper doves which will fly the full length of St. Giles’ Cathedral. Symbolizing love, hope and kindness, the doves encourage a feeling of optimism as we reflect on years past and look ahead into 2022.

More information about the installation can be found here.


Important Covid-19 Safety Information:

  • Please note that Burns&Beyond live music events being held at St. Giles’ Cathedral will be in unreserved theatre-style seating
  • Please do not attend the event if you feel unwell, have Covid-19 symptoms or have been contacted by NHS Scotland Test and Protect in the last 14 days. Residents showing Covid-19 symptoms can pre-book a test by visiting or by calling 0800 0282816.
  • Currently the wearing of face masks is required in our indoor venues for all staff, audiences and contractors, whether seated or standing, unless exempt (please remember that some people may not have visible reasons for their exemptions. This is a Scottish Government legal requirement Coronavirus (COVID-19): staying safe and protecting others – (
  • Although it is not an entry requirement, for your safety and the safety of others, we recommend taking a lateral flow test prior to attending the concert. Tests are available here.
  • In accordance with Scottish Government guidance, audience members attending the Burns&Beyond Les Colombes event and concerts held in St. Giles Cathedral will NOT be required to show they have been fully vaccinated (or otherwise exempt) on entry to the venue.

Filming & Photography

  • Les Colombes is a stunning visual installation and we want you to take photos and videos inside the experience using your camera phones, but please be considerate of other visitors when taking photos
  • When posting images and comments on social media, please use the hashtag #lescolombes & #burnsandbeyond so more people can see the photos you’ve created
  • Filming or recording of the live music performance is strictly prohibited
  • Unfortunately tripods and professional camera equipment are NOT permitted to protect both the copyright of the artist and also the safety of visitors. St. Giles’ Cathedral will be in a low lighting setting and has narrow walkways, so tripods are strictly prohibited at the event