Our Chorus AGM, on Tuesday 1 October, saw the inaugural presentation of the Nick Hayes Trophy for outstanding contribution to the work of the Chorus. This award was established in memory of our much-loved former Director, Nick Hayes, who died in 2018 and the winner was chosen by a ballot of the members. We were very fortunate that […]
On Friday 27 September we enjoyed a great evening with our friends from Norway, the Vang Sangforening Choir. In a concert at Augustine United Church, the Chorus sang a collection of Scottish songs, and the Choir treated the audience to a variety of song styles from across Scandinavia. We played to a full house and […]
Desperate to sing after a 3 week break following our sell-out Fringe Shows, 25 Chorus members journeyed to Perth to join 50 other barbershop singers from across Scotland for Macappella 2019. This was the second year of Macappella and we are grateful to BABS for their financial and musical support. We enjoyed a great day, […]
We had a wonderful response from the audiences at our first two Fringe shows last weekend – a few tears for “Eriskay Love Lilt” and rousing cheers for our signature song “My Homeland”. Final two shows this weekend – 7:30 on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August. Hope to see you there! For details and […]
A busy day for a small group from the Chorus on Make Music Day, and a chance to preview some of the songs from our Fringe Show in August. After kicking off proceedings in the Music Library, we had the pleasure of entertaining an appreciative audience at the Story Telling Centre. In between, while warming […]
“High up where the air is rare, wild horses ride. It’s beautiful, let’s go over the Wild Mountainside.” 40 members of the Chorus enjoyed a weekend retreat in the sunshine on 11/12 May at Lundin Links in Fife, preparing for our Fringe Shows in August. On Saturday, we enjoyed inspiring coaching from our Musical Director […]
On Friday 14 April, 21 members of the Chorus, led by our Chorus Director Rosalind Johnson, travelled up to Auchterarder in Perthshire to perform for the Inner Wheel’s Charity Event in aid of Stroke Clubs and Jessie’s Fund. 160 members and friends of the Inner Wheel were entertained by songs ranging from “When I’m Sixty […]
9th April 2019 Oh what a special rehearsal night, tonight in Edinburgh with Guest Chorus Coach and Arranger David Sangster. David helped us put the ‘WOW’ factor into his own arrangement of ‘Wild Mountain Thyme / Wild Mountainside’ – just one of the songs in our forthcoming Fringe Show, ‘Distilled In Scotland – 100% Harmony’.
We are delighted to announce that the Rolling Hills Chorus will be kicking off the “Make Music Day” Summer Solstice celebrations at Edinburgh’s Central Music Library, on Friday 21st June. We’ll be starting the festivities at 12 noon, mid-day on midsummer’s day! For more on the day’s events – see the Make Music Day website.
On Saturday, 23rd February, the Chorus enjoyed a great day’s coaching from Sean Bui, Director of The Royal Harmonics and The Knights of Harmony. We worked on two Scottish songs, The Skye Boat Song and My Homeland, both of which will figure in our Fringe Show in August. Everyone had a fantastic time, learned a […]