MUSICAL DIRECTOR VACANCY
The Edinburgh Bach Choir (EBC) is seeking to appoint a new Musical Director (MD) from 1st April 2017.
Established in 1910, EBC is one of Edinburgh’s leading amateur choirs. With around 70 auditioned members we perform 3 concerts each year, usually at St Cuthbert’s Parish Church or Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh. We have also performed occasional concerts in the Edinburgh Festival fringe, and collaborated with other choirs in major performances in the Usher Hall in Edinburgh and in the Caird Hall in Dundee, for example, of Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius and Verdi’s Requiem.
(The choir)…” delivered a vocal crescendo that provoked a prickle of goose bumps, and a desire to close your eyes and lose yourself in the glorious sound …. “When it finished, I just wanted to hear it all over again ” (Scotsman March 2014)
The Edinburgh Bach Choir performs three concerts a year with up to 100 singers. One concert a year is usually dedicated to J S Bach. We’ve also sung a wide repertoire in recent years, ranging from 16th to 20th century composers: Monteverdi to Constant Lambert, Byrd to Duruflé, Handel to Stravinsky. We recently performed the beautiful Canterbury Tales by George Dyson.
JOIN US! We’re currently looking for new singers
If you’d like to give us a try before deciding whether to apply for an audition,
come along informally to one of our Tuesday evening rehearsals
at St Cuthbert’s Parish Church, Lothian Road, and see what you think.
So that we can welcome you and provide more information on how to join us,
please contact the Choir Secretary for more details.
OUR FUTURE CONCERTS:
Saturday 3 December 2016:
Concert of Advent and Christmas Music –
with guest Conductor: Steven Griffin
Vivaldi – Magnificat
Bach – Cantata 40 – Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme
Rutter – Gloria
Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Christmas Carols
and a selection of favourite Christmas Carols
March 2017 – J S Bach – ST JOHN PASSION
May 2017 – Rutter – EUROPEAN SACRED MUSIC; Elgar – FROM THE BAVARIAN HIGHLANDS