ADVANCE TICKETS ARE NOW CLOSED. You can get tickets at the door. A concert of praise and worship in the stunning surroundings of one of Scotland's most beautiful churches, led by the Origin Scotland Orchestra and Choir.
Symphonic Praise seeks to restore the great hymns to the worship of the Church, in so doing teaching good theology, and deepening worship and encounter with God. Through the teaching and singing of hymns and songs with great doctrine we build resilience into our faith in a world that rejects many of the things for which Christians stand.
Tickets will be available nearer the time. Tickets are free, optional suggested donation at time of booking.
Soloist: Fiona Crow
Fiona is the Worship Pastor at St Mungo's Church and leads worship at events and conferences across the UK. For several years she has written and recorded as part of Elim's worship collective 'Elim Sound' as well as releasing albums as an independent solo artist. Fiona lives in Edinburgh with her husband Geoff and their two children.
Soloist: Rebecca Hardie
Rebecca is a singer-songwriter, music teacher and worship leader based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Having moved here to studied music at Edinburgh University she met her husband James and they now have a happy but chaotic life with their 3 boys; Oliver, Luke and Joel. It is her true passion to use her talent to draw people into Gods life changing presence through worship.
Artistic Director: Colin Peckham
Colin founded Origin in 1997. He studied music at Edinburgh University and theology with the University of South Africa. He served as a music advisor and worship leader for the III Lausanne Congress on World Evangelisation and has directed many orchestras including the All Souls Orchestra and the Cape Town Philharmonic. He is the director of the Cape Town Gospel Choir. He's never happier than when he is writing orchestrations of congregational songs to lift and inspire. He is a missionary with Artists in Christian Testimony Intl, married to Norma with a son.
Choir Director: Jamie Lang
Jamie is a piano teacher and accompanist at an Edinburgh school, and is music director at Musselburgh Baptist Church. He joined the Origin leadership team in 2020.
Scripture Reader: Heather Holdsworth
Heather has a keen interest in how people work and, following a 2 year diploma in Practical Theology, completed a MA in Spiritual Formation in Moody Theological Seminary, Chicago in 2010. Heather works as an itinerant teacher in Bible colleges and is an artist. She lives in St Andrews with her husband, Adrian.