The Scottish Chamber Choir has just finished an exciting and unusual season, where we have been working with three different musical directors on a wide variety of repertoire in diverse venues across Edinburgh and beyond. We are delighted to have had the opportunity to learn and perform with musicians of such experience and expertise. We also enjoyed working with vocal expert Scott Inglis-Kidger at a whole-day workshop in March.

Our most recent concert was at Rosslyn Chapel, which was a really special place to perform. Having received an excellent response from a capacity audience, we decided to re-run the concert in the Priory Church at South Queensferry. What a fabulous place to sing – and an amazing audience, considering that the concert didn’t exist until two weeks beforehand!

The choir is looking forward to our 2016–17 season of concerts under Musical Director Iain McLarty, which starts on 19 November with something very different from our normal concert, incorporating words as well as music, as you will see below. If you missed us both at Rosslyn and Queensferry, do book early for this! The evening of Saturday 17 December will find us at Broughton St Mary’s, for a charity concert in aid of Waverley Care and the Soko fund which helps to educate women in Malawi. You can read more about our plans in our latest newsletter.

Come and try us out ...

The choir is holding an Open Rehearsal at 7.15pm on Monday 12 September. Anyone interested in singing with the choir is invited to join us for the evening at Stewart’s Melville College. We will be rehearsing part of our November concert programme of Shakespeare’s music with Iain McLarty. If possible, please email our Membership Secretary at info@scottishchamberchoir.org.uk to let us know you will be coming along. You can get directions at the same time! Or you can make your own way to number 22 on this map.

Next season

Winter Concert: Saturday 19 November 2016

The choir is looking forward to a season of concerts under Musical Director Iain McLarty. Our 2016–17 concert season starts with something different …

All the World’s a Stage

Shakespeare in words and music

7.30pm on Saturday 19 November 2016 at the City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX.

In this co-production with The Edinburgh University Theatre Company and The Edinburgh University Shakespeare Society, we will be taking you on a musical and dramatic journey through some of the great themes of Shakespeare’s writing – Love, Death, Madness and the Supernatural – with modern choral settings of Shakespeare’s words, staged scenes from the plays, and music from composers of Shakespeare’s time.