The Edinburgh Singers is one of the City's finest
non-professional auditioned mixed-voice choirs. It is renowned for
vibrant, moving and expressive performances of music from the Early
Baroque to the present day. Founded more than 60 years ago, the
choir remains an enthusiastic sociable group of all ages and from
every walk of life. In its regular concerts it strives for the
highest quality of performance and has collaborated with Scottish
Opera, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as well
as broadcasting on BBC TV's 'Songs of
Praise' and Radio 4's 'Sunday Worship'.
In recent years, the choir has considerably extended its
repertoire both chronologically and stylistically.We have performed
Renaissance and medieval pieces along with major works by
19th to 21st century composers such
as Parry, Stamford, Finzi, Kodály, Widor, Walton, Poulenc, Rutter,
Tavener and MacMillan, in addition to more familiar choral works by
Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Faure and Elgar. It is a
measure of the quality of the choir that it not only rises to these
challenges, but also provides soloists from within its ranks for
all but the largest oratorios. A detailed list of past concerts may
be found here.
Typically the choir performs four
formal concerts each year, in major venues in the centre of
Edinburgh, and often in the atmospheric surroundings of Greyfriars
Kirk. In recent years the choir has toured to Munich, Tuscany and
Rome, and most recently performed in Paris in June 2015.
We are always on the lookout for
enthusiastic and talented singers interested in joining us. Find
out more about how you can sing with us here.
The Edinburgh Singers were delighted
to win the Scotland Sings Chorus Award 2016 in the
Inspirational Year category, recognising
our achievements in the choir year 2015/2016 under the leadership
of our Musical Director Alistair Digges.
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