Prep School Choir
Pupils in Prep 5 can have fun singing together in preparation for their performances at the Christmas Concert in the Usher Hall and informal concerts in the School Auditorium.
Thursday, 12:45pm-1:15pm, Music Department
Junior School Choir
This activity is open to all pupils in the Junior School. Around 75 pupils take part in this activity. Large-scale performances take place at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, and concerts are staged in the School Auditorium.
Friday, 3:30pm-4:30pm, Captain's Room
Form I and II Choir
All pupils in Forms I and II have the opportunity to sing a variety of music from classical to popular. Term I will concentrate on music for the Christmas Concert in the Usher Hall, where the choir will sing on stage with the senior choirs. During Term II, the choir will work towards the March concert in the School Auditorium.
All pupils will benefit from vocal warm-ups and technique development as well as extending their choral repertoire. They will experience the excitement of performing in live situations and build their confidence in vocal singing.
Thursday, 3:30pm-4:30pm, School Auditorium
Senior Mixed Voice Choir
Mixed Voice Choir gives pupils in Forms III to VI the opportunity to sing in a large choir. There is no audition necessary and everyone can take part. The ability to read music is not essential and a warm welcome is extended to all who share a love of choral singing. We tackle a wide variety of repertoire including classical, pop and folk songs. The Choir performs in the annual Christmas Concert at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh and in the March Choral Concert at school. Recent performances have included the Scottish premiere of Bob Chilcott’s Christmas Night and Howard Blake’s The Snowman, and also the first UK school performance of Stella Natalis by Karl Jenkins.
Wednesday, 3:30pm-4:30pm (full choir), School Auditorium
Male Voice Choir, Wednesday, 4.30pm - 5.00pm
This is a smaller group drawn from the Senior Mixed Choir: auditions are held at the beginning of term. The repertoire is varied and a number of different styles of choral singing are encompassed. Last session, as well as contributing to church services and concerts, the choir participated in a number of external charity and community events.
Tuesday and Thursday, 12:45pm-1:15pm, Music Department
Mrs Karol Fitzpatrick
Mr Andrew Morley
Mr David Christie
Mrs Mairi Leggatt
Mrs Louise Timney
Mrs Aileen Watson