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Francesco Piemontesi joins the SCO

Zoë Westwood, SCO Marketing & Communications Manager, writes:

We're anticipating some excellent performances next week from the Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi.  He’s a 27-year-old talent who’s been getting great reviews recently, most notably for his performance with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra where he stepped in at the last minute for Murray Perahia.

The Voice of a City choirs join the Orchestra

Last night, the children's choir (Voice Academy) and The Voice of a City Community Chorus joined the Orchestra on the Usher Hall stage for the first time.  It was thrilling to sing with the Orchestra and hear The Voice of a City come together after months of hard work.

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Conductor Garry Walker rehearses the SCO, Voice Academy and The Voice of a City Community Chorus.

The Voice of a City: choirs come together on Usher Hall stage

Last night, the children's choir (Voice Academy) and the Voice of a City Community Chorus rehearsed together for the first time on the Usher Hall stage.

Chorus member Alastair Hunter blogs about what is was like...

Singing in The Voice of a City Community Chorus

SCO's concert The Voice of a City is on 5 February.  It involves over 150 school children, an adult community chorus recruited across Edinburgh and the full Orchestra.  The choirs have been rehearsing since November and this week we all come together in the Usher Hall to get ready for the concert on Saturday. It's going to be busy in the run up to the concert - but a lot of fun too!