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The Renaissance Singers are delighted to welcome Rory Wilson as our new conductor for the academic year 2017-2018. One of the three auditioning choirs of the university of Edinburgh, we are delighted to invite singers of all parts to audition by appointment on Saturday, September 15th 2018. Sign up at the freshers' fayre or contact the committee to arrange an apointment.
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 forty 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. For many years we were directed by Dr Noel O'Regan, reader in music at the University of Edinburgh. Dr O'Regan specialises in late 16th and early 17th century sacred music, particularly in Rome, and has published articles on Palestrina, Victoria and Lassus. In 1995 he was awarded the prestigious Palestrina prize by the city of Palestrina, in recognition of his research into the composer and his music.
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.
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