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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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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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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 […]

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Supporting the Inner Wheel

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 […]

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Coaching with David Sangster

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’.

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Make Music Day

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.

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Coaching with Sean Bui

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 […]

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Graduation Day

The final night of our six week ‘Learn to Sing in Harmony’ Course took place on Tuesday, 19th February with 20 men being awarded their Certificate of Completion. The Course ended with a superb rendition of ‘(I’m Gonna be) 500 Miles’ by a 54 man Chorus – a great sound! As a reward for all […]

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Twenty five years of harmony

18th November 2017 The Rolling Hills Chorus celebrates 25 years of a cappella singing in 2017. Edinburgh’s premier male choir held a special commemoration today incorporating a Masterclass in the afternoon with quartet Finest Hour then a gala event in the evening.