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Hark! Unheralded Singers!

On 30 November a group of Chorus members celebrated St Andrews Day by taking part in Fair Saturday at Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens.  We started with an unannounced performance in the John Hope Gateway which quickly drew an enthusiastic and appreciative audience.  Then two performances in the Gardener’s Cottage where it was standing room only.  The […]

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New BABS Members

We have welcomed 20 new members into the Chorus this year, and in a busy rehearsal on 29 October we made time to present British Association of Barbershop Singers membership certificates to 13 of them.  Fittingly, the certificates were presented by Bill Harvey, who is both a founder member of the Chorus, and a past chairman […]

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Happy Diwali !

Saturday 26 October saw the Chorus in the Ross Bandstand, Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, celebrating Diwali – the Festival of Light – with our friends from the Indian community. We performed a selection of Scottish songs, enthusiastically joined in the singing of Jai Ho, and finished by leading the large crowd who had braved the cold in […]

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A Special AGM

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 […]

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Scotland+Norway in Harmony

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 […]

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Macappella 2019

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, […]

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“Just a wee Deoch an’ Doris…”

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 […]

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Make Music Day 2019

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 […]

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Can’t Beat a Retreat !

“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 […]