Open Rehearsal takes place tomorrow night Tuesday 23 October 7.00pm to 9.30pm The Hub, Castlehill.

The Edinburgh Festival Chorus is looking to recruit talented and enthusiastic singers to take part in Festival 2013. Those interested have the opportunity to join the Chorus at an open rehearsal directed by Chorus Master Christopher Bell tomorrow at The Hub before signing up to audition.

‘nothing beats a Tuesday evening… when some powerful mix of great music, humour, intellectual demand and simple corporate energy just leaves ordinariness far behind.’ Chorus Member.


With a current membership of approximately 130 singers who travel from across Scotland from Ullapool to Selkirk, 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.


The Edinburgh Festival Chorus has been at the heart of the Edinburgh International Festival since its foundation in 1965 singing with a phenomenal line up of conductors, soloists and orchestras. Recent performances include Delius’s A Mass of Life with Sir Roger Norrington and Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast with David Robertson and the RSNO, both opening and closing Edinburgh International Festival 2012, Elgar’sDream 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.


For those who cannot commit to the full schedule there is the opportunity to enlist as an extra for the especially large scale works.


If you would like to attend the rehearsal and potentially audition for the Chorus please contact Helen MacLeod the Chorus Manager or 0131 473 2027.


More information on the chorus is available at