Join the Festival Chorus
Want to sing with the world’s greatest conductors, orchestras and soloists? The Edinburgh International Festival is presenting the once-a-year opportunity to join the celebrated Edinburgh Festival Chorus.
The Edinburgh Festival Chorus is looking to recruit talented and enthusiastic singers ahead of Festival 2012. Those interested have the opportunity to attend an open rehearsal of the Chorus directed by Chorus Master Christopher Bell next Tuesday at The Hub before signing up to audition.
The open rehersal time is 7.00 pm to 9.30pm on Tuesday 25th October at The Hub, Castlehill in Edinburgh.
The Chorus, currently around 120 singers who travel from across Scotland, from Ullapool and Bridge of Don to Selkirk and Glasgow, is made up of people from all walks of life including doctors, teachers, foresters, shop assistants, midwives, council workers and therapists.
Full time Chorus members take part in Festival concerts, touring and recording opportunities, rehearsing on Tuesday evenings from October to June and throughout the Festival period. For those who cannot commit to the full schedule there is the opportunity to enlist as an extra for the especially large scale works.
The Edinburgh Festival Chorus has been at the heart of the Edinburgh International Festival since its foundation in 1965. Recent performances include Elgar's Dream of Gerontius with Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé (2009), Mahler's Symphony No. 3 with Mariss Jansons and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (2010), Liszt's Faust Symphony with Vladimir Jurowski and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Bartók's The Miraculous Mandarin with Jonathan Nott and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra in 2011.
If you would like to attend the rehearsal and potentially audition for the Chorus please contact Helen MacLeod the Chorus Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0131 473 2027.