Aberdeen International Youth Festival and its connection with St Margaret’s Episcopal Church

The Aberdeen International Youth Festival was established in 1972, and has been hosted ever since by the University of Aberdeen. As part of its programme involving many hundreds of young performers from all over the world, it stages a series of concerts in smaller communities all over the north-east of Scotland. Since 1993, St Margaret’s Church has sponsored a series of concerts held in the church, which have brought an outstanding level of musicianship to the community. This has not only been beneficial for St Margaret’s Church, but also has attracted an audience from a wide area who might not otherwise have ever visited the beautiful church which is A-listed and protected by Historic Scotland.