The Scottish Chamber Choir has an exciting and unusual season planned for 2015/16. The choir will be working with four different musical directors – Iain McLarty, Steven Griffin, Walter Thomson and Robert Dick – on a wide variety of repertoire in diverse venues across Edinburgh and beyond. We are delighted to have the opportunity to learn and perform with four musicians of such experience and expertise. We will also be working with vocal expert Scott Inglis-Kidger at a whole-day workshop in March 2016.

The choir welcomes new members to join us for what will be a wonderful season of music-making and enjoyable exploration. There is currently a waiting list for sopranos but we would encourage applications from all other voice parts. To find out about singing with us, email info@scottishchamberchoir.org.uk.

The next opportunity to hear us

On Saturday 21 November, in the atmospheric setting of Old St Paul’s, Iain McLarty directs the choir in Duruflé’s Requiem, his exquisite memorial to the fallen of the Second World War. The programme includes Poulenc’s Quatre motets pour le temps de Noel and works by Rory Boyle, James MacMillan and Stuart MacRae. Full details are at this link.

The rest of the season

The Making of the Drum: Saturday 12 March 2016

Steven Griffin conducts a concert centred around Bob Chilcott’s unusual and effective choral cantata for SATB choir and percussion. The Making of the Drum was inspired by the composer’s visit to Uganda and celebrates the spirit of musical creativity. The programme includes works by Britten, Eric Whitacre, Banchieri, Josquin and Arcadelt.

Palestrina and Parry: Saturday 11 June 2016

Walter Thomson interweaves the contrasting sound worlds of Palestrina’s Missa Tu es Petrus with Parry’s poignant Songs of Farewell.

Winter Concert: November/December 2016

Robert Dick directs the choir in a programme yet to be confirmed. Watch this space!