Waverley Care organises hugely popular Come and Sing events each year and we also provide support to those wishing to organise their own musical events.
We have two community choirs – Voice of Hope in Glasgow and the Tartan Ribbon Community Choir at Milestone in Edinburgh. For more information, please visit our Groups and Workshops page.
Accompanist: Morley Whitehead
We are delighted to welcome our Patron, Bob Chilcott, back to Edinburgh for another of his highly motivational and immensely popular singing days. Bob is a world renowned composer and conductor and this provides a fantastic opportunity to sing under his baton.
“As a choral director and composer, Bob Chilcott is revered. He understands choirs and gets the best from them.” The Guardian
Bob has chosen an exciting and inspirational programme of his music and, during the afternoon session, you will have the chance to explore music scored for SATB and upper voice choir as we are joined by the ever-popular Inverclyde Schools’ Junior Choir who are celebrating their 20th anniversary year.
The event will culminate in an early evening concert which will include Bob’s captivating choral suite, Five Days that Changed the World, scored for two choirs, piano and timpani and other short pieces such as Like a Singing Bird and Evening Hymn.
“a contemporary hero of choral music” The Observer
Date: Saturday 22 September 2018
10.00am Morning rehearsal
12.30pm Lunch break
1.45pm Afternoon rehearsal
4.30pm Concert (ends 5.30pm)
Venue: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2EP
Registering for the event:
Singers (full) suggested donation – £20
Singers (conc) suggested donation – £18
Audience – £10/£8 (conc)
It is recommended that participating singers are able to read music.
Register now or buy audience tickets by clicking the green button below or download and complete a registration form and post it to Waverley Care.
All music is available on loan from Oxford University Press and will be provided on the day. There will be the opportunity to purchase music, should you wish to do so.