The Choir

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 oratorios.

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 Faur√©'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 followed by a concert of French Choral Masterwork "Chants Sacr√©s" on 4 October. We concluded 2014 with our much loved Christmas concert at Greyfriars Kirk on 13 December. Look out for our Concert of American Music on 18 April 2015

                                                                                     A Charity Registered in Scotland, No. SC040010

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