Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers

A choir made up of students and staff of the university and other Edinburgh residents, devoted to performing renaissance choral music.

Upcoming Concerts

About us

The Renaissance Singers 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 Greece, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Cyprus, France, Switzerland, Germany, the Scottish Highlands, Estonia and Spain. Recently the singers emabarked on a tour of Shetland and Orkney.

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A Renaissance Christmas

A Renaissance Christmas

Reid Concert Hall, The University of Edinburgh - Thursday, 12 Dec 2019 19:30

Celebrate the festive season with some classic Renaissance advent and christmas music. Featuring music by Byrd, Handl, Palestrina & Victoria.

£5