The Scottish Chamber Choir is in the middle of an exciting and unusual season, where we are working with three different musical directors – Iain McLarty, Steven Griffin, and Walter Thomson – 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 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 in our 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.

If you are a bass aged 18 to 25, we are currently seeking to recruit young singers for our summer concert by offering two Choral Scholarships. For more details, click the image.

The next opportunity to hear us

On Saturday 12 March 2016, in Palmerston Place Church, Steven Griffin conducts a concert centred around Bob Chilcott’s unusual and effective choral cantata The Making of the Drum. This piece for SATB choir and percussion was inspired by the composer’s visit to Uganda and celebrates the spirit of musical creativity.

We will be joined by Caritas Strings from George Watson’s College for a stimulating programme – an exploration of the natural world through song, where choral works trace the spiritual and metaphysical connections between music, humanity and nature. Full details are at this link, or click the image for a downloadable flier.

The rest of the season

Tu es Petrus: Saturday 11 June 2016 (in Rosslyn Chapel)

Palestrina's 16th century mass and the motet on which it is based are interwoven with 19th century motets by Verdi and Bruckner. Conductor Walter Thomson creates a fascinating juxtaposition of sacred music from different ages.

Winter Concert: November/December 2016

The choir is delighted to be working with Iain McLarty again for our winter concert in a programme yet to be confirmed. Watch this space!