Welcome

Welcome to the Scottish Chamber Choir website. We hope that the site gives you a flavour of the choir and all the information you need to contact us, whether that’s to find out about our next performances, the content of our choir library, details of how to hire us – whether that’s for a music society concert or a wedding or other function – or how to join us

The Choir singing ‘Father and Son’ by Kenneth Dempster, recorded at St Giles Cathedral in March 2009. A CD of the full recording may be purchased for £5. Just send us an email if you would like a copy.

News

11th July 2013:
The Scottish Chamber Choir is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Hindley as Music Director. Mark will take up the post in September 2013 and says:

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Scottish Chamber Choir. It has a long and distinguished history and I look forward to continuing its development, exploring exciting repertoire and presenting polished performances across Scotland and beyond.”

Mark has a busy freelance career as choral director, organist and harpsichordist. He is chorus master of the Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) Philharmonic Choir in Dublin and has been musical director of The Wordsworth Singers in Cumbria since 2009.

See Mark’s biography on our Music Director Page.

Our Next Concert: Into the Light

Saturday, 7th June, 2014 at 7.30pm in Canongate Kirk , Edinburgh
American choral music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries from three of its finest exponents. Eric Whitacre's shimmering Lux Aurumque and Lauridsen's mesmerising Lux Aeterna offer an exquisite delicacy of sound and shifting, liquid patterns of chords and melodies. Randall Thompson's Alleluia is an intriguing precursor of that style. His extraordinary robust and emotive setting of texts from Isaiah, The Peaceable Kingdom, displays rich word painting and a rare beauty of choral sound.

Tickets: £10; students £5; accompanied under-18s free. Tickets may be purchased here or on the door.

Choral Traineeships

Would you like to sing exciting choral music in wonderful venues in Edinburgh and beyond?

The Scottish Chamber Choir is offering four student traineeships to promising singers aged between 18 and 25. This is an opportunity to develop vocal technique, explore repertoire and enhance choral experience. The trainees will participate in regular concerts across Scotland and enjoy free membership of the choir. The Scottish Chamber Choir approaches a wide-ranging repertoire with fresh ideas and an enthusiasm for making new musical connections. Recent programmes have ranged from a sparkling Messiah with Baroque orchestra in the appropriate surroundings of Edinburgh’s historic Canongate Kirk to a cappella singing in the extraordinary acoustic of St Giles’ and an exploration of choral improvisation accompanied by the romantic organ of St Cuthbert’s church. The traineeships will be awarded on the basis of audition and interview and will run for one year with the possibility of renewal. For further details please email the choir’s membership secretary: info@scottishchamberchoir.org.uk