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Edinburgh Singers

edited from their website content in November 2009
http://www.edinburghsingers.org.uk/index.asp

‘The Edinburgh Singers was formed as an amateur choir in 1952. Whether singing in support of local and national charities, or performing in major venues such as the Usher Hall, the choir has been part of the city’s music scene ever since. Under the direction of Dominic Peckham for the last 3 years, the Edinburgh Singers goes from strength to strength…....

Most recently, the Edinburgh Singers performed alongside the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera and the Glasgow University Chapel Choir in the world premiere of a major new work by Scottish-based composer Ronald Stevenson. “Praise of Ben Dorain” was performed in the City Halls, Glasgow as part of this year’s Celtic Connections festival, and was broadcast live on BBC radio. Although testing the choir’s command of the Gaelic, the piece, and the composer, received a 5 minute ovation’.

In June 2009 the choir performed ‘Elijah’ at Greyfriars kirk

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