The Edinburgh Singers are celebrating their 65th anniversary season this year with a performance of Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius, widely regarded as the composer’s choral masterpiece on Saturday 16 June at 7.30pm in Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh.
Conducted by Alistair Digges, the choir will be joined by soloists, Ben Johnson (Tenor), Catherine Backhouse (Mezzo-Soprano) and James Arthur (Baritone), and an orchestra of players specially assembled for the night.
Founded in 1952, The Edinburgh Singers are one of the City’s finest non-professional auditioned mixed-voice choirs and draw people from all walks of life performing a wide range of choral pieces. They recently won the Scotland Sings Chorus Award 2016 in the Inspirational Year category.
In celebration of their 65th anniversary the Music Library is presenting this June a display of Edinburgh Singers archival material including concert programmes and other materials.
The Edinburgh Singers have kindly donated 4 free tickets to see their performance of Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius. First prize will be two free tickets and two second prizes are one free ticket.
To enter the competition to win tickets, email the Music Library firstname.lastname@example.org stating Edinburgh Singers competition in the subject line and the year that the Edinburgh Singers was founded.
Include in the email your name, telephone number and library borrower number. Please indicate in the email if you would like to be joined to the Edinburgh Singers mailing list.
The closing date to enter is Saturday 9 June.
Do you belong to a local choir or orchestra? The Music Library loans vocal and orchestral sets to local groups for a small charge. Get in touch with the Music Library for more information on our music hire service.