Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers (EURS) started out as an early music group affiliated to the Music Society in the mid-1960s and began performing in public in 1967-68. It currently numbers about thirty singers, made up of students and staff of the university, as well as people from the wider Edinburgh community. It has introduced Scottish audiences to many works, such as the Requiems of Victoria and Cardoso, and regularly mounts reconstructions of major ceremonial occasions in collaboration with members of the Scottish Gabrieli Ensemble and the Squair Mile Consort, performing on period instruments.
Tours have been undertaken to Portugal, Greece, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Cyprus, France, Switzerland, Germany, the Scottish Highlands, Estonia and Spain. Most recently the singers embarked on a tour of Shetland and Orkney.
This concert featured the music of Robert Carver and James MacMillan.
The festive season was celebrated with some classic Renaissance Advent and Christmas music in the Reid Concert Hall.