EUMS Chorus

  • Where: Greyfriars Charteris Centre, EH8 9RR
  • When: Tuesday evenings, from 6.30pm until 8.45pm
  • Contact: chorus@eums.org.uk

The Edinburgh University Music Society Chorus is one of the largest choirs in Scotland, performing several times a year in front of large audiences. It is a non-auditioning SATB symphonic chorus, and we welcome both students and non-students as members. It is conducted by Neil Metcalfe.

As with the other ensembles of EUMS, Chorus puts on a concert at the end of each semester in various venues including St. Cuthbert’s Church, Greyfriars Kirk and St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral. Though the Chorus is non-auditioning, the quality of our performances is very high, and with the numbers behind us we produce a fantastic sound. Don’t take our word for it; listen to one of our recordings on Last.fm.

Our Chorus performs challenging pieces of music from a wide classical repertoire, with recent works including Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Jenkins’ The Armed Man and Verdi’s Messa de Requiem. Chorus also collaborates with one of our orchestras once a year to perform large choral works, which have recently included Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.2 Hymn of Praise and the 2011 sell-out concert Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius. Click here to find more details about our past concerts.

Though there is no requirement to read music, it can certainly help; but regardless of your skill level, there is a place here for you.

If you’re interested, our Chorus Manager will be happy to hear from you: chorus@eums.org.uk.


Read about our other ensembles:

  • Sinfonia, an auditioned orchestra (apart from the string section, which is non-auditioning).
  • Symphony Orchestra, an auditioned, large orchestra of a very high standard.