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. Discussion for possible host countries for 2019 are underway.
Based on the ‘Fire Songs’ on Italian Renaissance Poems by Lauridsen, the Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers present a concert of love songs full of heartbreak and passion, contrasting the modern settings with their Renaissance counterparts by Gesualdo and Monteverdi.
£8 (£5 students)
The Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers provide an evening of Christmas Carols and seasonal music in the intimate setting of St Cecilia's Hall.