Fountainhall Church has a long tradition of hosting and organising live music events, working in close collaboration with local, national and international artists. We are the chosen venue of groups such as Aberdeen Chamber Music, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, the Aberdeen City Orchestra or the Bon Accord Silver Band, to name but a few.  We are pleased to host some of the most acclaimed music festivals in Aberdeen such as the Aberdeen Jazz Festival and the Sound Festival.

Our passion for music has supported the development of one of the largest Church of Scotland choirs with a very active choral scholarship programme. For more information about our current and historical involvement in music, please browse the music pages for each venue. 


Windswept - A Musical Tour of Scotland

Wednesday 29 November 2023, 7.30 pm, Sanctuary at the Cross

Be taken on a magical musical tour of well known Scottish songs and tunes accompanied by some startling images of our beautiful country. 


This is a St Andrew’s Eve Fundraising Concert in aid of St Margaret’s Braemar. Tickets £16.50, children £8.50 available from 

Zemlinsky Trio

Monday 4 December, 7.30 pm in the Sanctuary at the Cross 

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Friday 8 December 2023

The concert begins at 8pm with a reception with refreshments at Fountainhall Church Centre 7-7.45pm. Giving the recital will be Dr John P Kitchen MBE.

Wee String School

Friday 8 December, 7pm, Sanctuary at the Stocket

If you'd like to come and hear wonderful pupils of Wee String School, the concert will start at 7pm. It's sure to be filled with lots of festive treats!! Entry is free (donations welcome!)

Music @ The Stocket

Saturday 9 December, 3pm, Sanctuary at the Stocket

An Hour with Two Talented Young Musicians. Entry by donation in aid of Music @ The Stocket Music Fund. A warm welcome awaits you.

Bon Accord Silver Band

Sunday 10 December, 3pm and 7pm, Sanctuary at the Stocket

Please join us for a special Children's Christmas Concert featuring music and carols for our "younger" members at 3pm. All welcome and Kids are optional for an afternoon of music and singing. Festive clothing very much welcomed!!!

Experience the absolute best Christmas concert in Aberdeen, with the Bon-Accord Silver Bands. The bands will be performing a mixture of traditional and modern Christmas classics and there will be plenty of opportunity for you to sing along to your favourite carols. 

The Bon-Accord Silver Band, and the Bon-Accord Silver 'B' Band will be filling Fountainhall Church at the Stocket with festive joy and that warm fuzzy feeling of Christmas. Mince pies and mulled wine will be available at the interval and will once again be included in your ticket price. 

We hope to see you all there again this year - you can wear your favourite Christmas jumper if you wish!


Maggie's Christmas Carol Concert at the Stocket 

Tuesday 12 December, 7pm,  Sanctuary at the Stocket

Join us at annual Christmas Carol Concert for a fabulous evening of festive fun! This year we will be joined by the wonderful St Margaret's school choir, Granite City Chorus and Albacappella. Guests can enjoy refreshments, readings, carols, and wonderful performances from the choirs – this is the perfect event to get you feeling festive!

Moonlight Sonata at Christmas by Candlelight

Wednesday 20 December, 6 pm, Sanctuary at the Cross

Enjoy an outstanding musical evening in the days before Christmas with a breathtaking programme of Romantic piano masterpieces in the stunning candlelit setting of Fountainhall Hall Church at The Cross (Previously Queens Cross Church) in Aberdeen. Featuring renowned concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith, the programme includes Beethoven's iconic Moonlight Sonata and other outstanding works by greats such as Debussy, Liszt and Chopin. This will be a festive concert to remember and there are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby to complete your night.

Featuring: Warren Mailley-Smith - Piano

Programme: Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 ('Moonlight Sonata'); Debussy - Clair de Lune; Liszt - Un Sospiro; Chopin - Ballade No. 1 in G minor Op 23; Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue

In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British pianist to perform Chopin's complete works for solo piano from memory in a series of 11 recitals at St John's Smith Square. Hailed by the critics as an "epic achievement", Mailley-Smith will repeat the series at several venues in 2022.

He has given acclaimed solo recitals at The Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall and has performed for the British Royal Family on numerous occasions. One of the busiest concert pianists of his generation and gave over 100 solo performances in 2021.

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Vivaldi Four Seasons at Christmas

Wednesday 20 December, 8.30 pm, Sanctuary at the Cross

Enjoy an outstanding musical evening in the run-up to Christmas with a performance of Vivaldi's timeless classic, The Four Seasons, in the spectacular candlelit setting of Fountainhall Church at The Cross (previously Queens Cross Church) Featuring some of the UK's most exceptional performers, The Piccadilly Sinfonietta will also include a performance of Corelli’s exquisite Christmas Concerto, the perfect addition to our festive programme for you!

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Programme: Corelli – Christmas Concerto

Vivaldi – Four Seasons

Featuring: The Piccadilly Sinfonietta

Violin soloist to be confirmed

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta

Since its formation in 2017, the Piccadilly Sinfonietta have become a regular feature on the UK concert scene, giving up to 100 performances a year in some of the country’s most beautiful and prestigious venues. The ensemble comprises some of the most prodigious musical talent and performs exclusively with leading virtuoso soloists. The group performs under the artistic direction of its founder, concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith and focuses on the virtuoso concerto repertoire of the baroque, classical and early romantic periods.

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Here's a short video extract of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta performing Vivaldi: