The Choir

The Edinburgh Singers is an auditioned chorus drawn from all ages and sectors of the community which has entertained the people of Scotland for more than 60 years. An enthusiastic group of all ages and from every walk of life, the choir strives for the highest quality of performance and has collaborated with Scottish Opera and the Dundee Symphony Orchestra, and performed at Celtic Connections and on the BBC's Songs of Praise and Radio 4 Sunday Worship.

Under Musical Director John Gormley, who joined us in 2009, the choir has extended the range of its repertoire both historically and stylistically. We have performed Renaissance and medieval pieces, and major works by C20th composers such as Walton, Poulenc and Tavener, in addition to more familiar Bach, Handel, Mozart and Haydn. It is a measure of the quality of the choir that it not only relishes these challenges as a chorus, but also provides soloists from within the choir for all but the largest oratorios.

In 2012 The Edinburgh Singers celebrated its 60th Anniversary with a number of special events. In March we performed at the National Gallery of Scotland, and in June at the Usher Hall. Our summer concert featured Byrd and Vivaldi, and we toured to Rome during July. We performed Fauré's Requiem and Langlais' Messe Solennelle in Greyfriar's Kirk in November, and we rounded off with a special Christmas Concert featuring Bach's Magnificat.

2013 featured concerts on 25 May (Mozart's Solemn Vespers and Haydn's Nelson Mass), 5 October (works by Brahms, Elgar, Finzi and Vaughan-Williams) and 14 December (a Feast of Christmas Music). 2014 starts with a programme of Songs of Redemption on 10 May.

                                                                                     A Charity Registered in Scotland, No. SC040010

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