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 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, and the programme includes works by Britten, Eric Whitacre, Banchieri, Josquin and Arcadelt. Full details are at this link.

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

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