Our Music Director
Roderick Bryce is a native of Edinburgh. He is in much demand as singer, teacher, vocal coach and choral director.
He started his musical life as a chorister at St. Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral and went on to study percussion and timpani before graduating in Vocal Studies from the Ian Tomlin School of Music, Napier University. In addition he studied singing and conducting at the University of Washington, Seattle.
He can be heard regularly on BBC Radio 4 with St Andrew Camerata and often sings with the Dunedin Consort, with whom he has recorded ‘Judas’ and sung live ‘Christus’ in Bach’s Mattheus-Passion. Other work with Dunedin Consort has included Bach’s Mass in B-minor at the Belfast International Festival, Bach’s Actus Tragicus and Cantatas by Buxtehude; Handel’s Messiah in Edinburgh and France; Dixit Dominus and Bach’s Motets. Past engagements include Bach Cantatas with Masaaki Suzuki’s Bach Collegium Japan at the Edinburgh International Festival, Faure’s Requiem at the Edinburgh Fringe and Vaughan William’s Sea Symphony with Edinburgh Academy.
He is former Director of Music at St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral; St Michael and All Saints Episcopal Church and Deputy Choirmaster for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. He stepped down as Musical Director of Edinburgh Symphony Baroque to start Sospiro, an ensemble specialising in baroque music. As well as recently being appointed Music Director for the Scottish Chamber Choir, he has just been appointed Chorusmaster of the Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools Community Choir.
Roderick teaches singing for City of Edinburgh Council, Stewart’s Melville College and Fettes College.