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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
“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 […]
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 […]