Chapter House Singers is a friendly choir of about 30 singers based in Edinburgh. We sing the services at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral on five or six Sundays during the year, and we usually give two concerts each year. Our music is mainly church music, but we also sing secular pieces and cover a broad range of music.
Rehearsals online resume after the holidays on Wednesday January 13th.
Sadly Covid 19 stopped every choir in the country in its tracks back in March. But we have some serious plans for a return to live singing. As soon as we possibly can once government guidelines on gatherings and on indoor singing are eased, we plan to rehearse in St Mary’s Cathedral: we have an invitation from the Provost of St Mary’s to do so as soon as arrangements can be finalised. Our musical director and the Provost have looked at the space in detail, and they are confident that it is easily possible to sing with social distancing of 2 metres and more in a well ventilated space. There is also a possibility of providing small groups of singers on some Sundays to sing liturgical music in the cathedral; one of our singers and our musical director have already provided cantor music for live Sunday singing.
Are you interested in joining us? Or do you want to ask some questions about our plans to start singing again? You can get in touch via the Contact Us page.
We are currently looking for tenors in particular. In normal life, we meet on Wednesdays at 19.30 in the Song School at St Mary’s, and singers can also be found in Teuchter’s bar on William Street after rehearsals.