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The Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus has built a reputation as one of Scotland’s most vibrant and versatile choirs. The Chorus celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016 and is widely regarded as one of the finest orchestral choruses in the UK.
Members enjoy a unique opportunity to perform with one of the world’s leading chamber orchestras, working with international conductors including Robin Ticciati, Olari Elts, Harry Bickett, Richard Egarr, Phillipe Herreweghe, John Storgårds, Emmanuel Krivine and Peter Dijkstra.
The Chorus appears regularly with the Orchestra in Scotland’s major cities. Recent concerts have covered a wide range of music including Bach Christmas Oratorio and Mass in B minor, Handel Messiah and Theodora, Haydn Creation, Beethoven ‘Choral’ Symphony and Missa Solemnis, Berlioz Béatrice et Bénédict, Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem. The Chorus also appears on its own in a capella repertoire. Its annual Christmas concert with Chorus Director Gregory Batsleer has quickly established itself as a Season highlight.
Recent out-of-Season appearances include On Before at Edinburgh Festival Theatre with the Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta; Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music with Clark Tracey and the International Edinburgh Jazz Festival Orchestra at the International Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival; Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem under Gregory Batsleer at St Andrews Voices Festival.
In summer 2016 the Chorus performed at Glasgow Cathedral’s Festival of Music and took part in the world premiere of David Lang's RPS Award-winning Memorial Ground, marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, at the East Neuk Festival.
Chorus Director Gregory Batsleer
Associate Chorus Master Stuart Hope
Vocal Coach Dr Patricia MacMahon
Kirstin Anderson*, Carey Andrews^, Naomi Barkley, Naomi Black, Eileen Burke*, Nancy Burns, Morven Chisholm, Jessica Conway, Mairi Day, Joanne Dunwell, Lucy Forde, Lesley Mair, Katie McGlew, Rachel Millar, Jenny Nex, Alicia Pettit*, Emily Phillips, Alison Robson, Madeleine Seale, Alison Williams, Imogen Wilson
Rebecca Anderson^, Shona Banks, Dinah Bourne, Valerie Bryan*, Sarah Campbell, Gill Cloke, Judith Colman, Selda Dow*, Anne Gallacher, Claire Goodenough, Anne Grindley, Caroline Hahn, Fiona Haldane, Lorna Htet-Khin, Melissa Humphreys, Rachel Kemp, Helen Leigh, Amanda MacLeod, Laura Malcolm, Elizabeth McColl, Hilde McKenna, Jan Raitt, Linda Ruxton
Matthew Andrews, Cole Bendall*, Andrew Carvel, David Ferrier, Keith Main, Kevin Maske, Anthony Mudge, David Nelson, David Norris^, Matthew Oddy, Harold Raitt, Robin Randall^, John Tullis*, Paul Vaughan, Tim Vincent-Smith, Rory Wilson
Mathew Brown, Gavin Easton, Robin Hiley, Richard Hyder, David Ireland, Daniel Lauckner*, Donald MacLeod, Ross Macnaughton*, Sebastian Meller, Richard Murphy, Kenneth Murray, Douglas Nicholson, David Paterson, Jonathan Pryce, Peter Silver, Stephen Todd, Roderick Wylie
Young Singers' Programme
Our Young Singers' Programme (YSP) aims to nurture and develop aspiring young singers. Following on from the successful Choral Scholarship Programme of 2014–2017, YSP is aimed at young people (aged 18 - 23) with a high level of singing/choral experience and ambitions to further their singing with a world-class ensemble.
Applications for the 2018/19 programme are now open. Read more and apply here
JOIN the SCO CHorus
The Chorus is made up of around 70 singers from all walks of life, who meet regularly for rehearsals in central Edinburgh. New members are very welcome – to find out more, please contact Tammo Schuelke, Concerts & Projects Manager.