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Colinton Merchiston ChoirThe Colinton & Merchiston Choir is an amateur choral society in Edinburgh, drawing members from across the city. Founded in 1996, our conductor since 2006 has been organist David Turner. We are a group of 75 members, rehearsing for and performing two concerts each year.

We meet in the Music Department at Merchiston Castle School on a Monday evening from 7.30pm to 9pm.  There are two Sessions each year, with an annual membership subscription of £35.00, which includes the hire of music.

The Winter Session starts in mid-September, leading to a concert in the School’s magnificent Memorial Hall in late November / early December.  The Spring Session starts in mid-January, with a concert performed in late March.

Previous concerts have included key pieces from the choral repertoire, including works by Handel, Mozart, Bach, Schubert, Elgar, Rossini and Haydn.

We are a friendly group of all ages, linked by a love of choral singing.  We welcome new members each session, with no audition required to join. This year, we are particularly seeking additional voices in our tenor and bass sections.

All voice parts will be made most welcome at our next rehearsal on Monday 17 September 2018. The core piece for our Winter Concert will be ‘Bethlehem’ by   J. H. Maunder, which we will perform on Sunday 16 December 2018.

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