The Edinburgh Singers is an auditioned
chorus 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,
MacMillan 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
In 2012 The Edinburgh
Singers celebrated its 60th Anniversary. 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 November, and our Christmas Concert
featured Bach's Magnificat.
2013 featured concerts in May
(Mozart's Solemn Vespers and Haydn's Nelson Mass),
October (works by Brahms, Elgar, Finzi
and Vaughan-Williams) and December (a Feast of Christmas Music).
2014 started with Songs of
Redemption on 10 May, and Joyous Sounds! on 28
Jun, with further concerts on 4 October and 13 December.
A Charity Registered in Scotland, No.