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.
The Edinburgh University Renaissance singers present music from - and inspired by - the Scottish Renaissance. Featuring the music of Robert Carver and James MacMillan.
Celebrate the festive season with some classic Renaissance advent and christmas music. Featuring music by Byrd, Handl, Palestrina & Victoria.