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
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.
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