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Rudsambee is an ambitious mixed a cappella choir of around twenty singers, based in Edinburgh. We rehearse in Morningside on Wednesday evenings. We are currently looking for new tenors and basses.

We sing an eclectic mix of music from around the world in a wide range of languages; from Indian Raga to Hungarian folk songs, and contemporary American music to Renaissance motets. Recently we have performed pieces by Morten Lauridsen, Veljo Tormis, James MacMillan, Franz Biebl and Bela Bartok.

We perform between four and six concerts per year, in prestigious venues such as Rosslyn Chapel, St Giles Cathedral and the National Portrait Gallery. Occasionally we travel within the UK for concerts or choir exchanges, and less frequently tour abroad.

This year we have travelled to Yorkshire, and have a trip planned to Burgundy in September. Our current programme is themed around Contemporary Scottish Composers. Our next concert is on 13th August at St Giles Cathedral. 

We enjoy working together to create high-quality performances. We make space in our diaries for concerts, we attend rehearsals, we arrive on time, and we sometimes memorize music and words in unfamiliar languages. That means that we are not a "turn up and sing when you feel like it" group.

You need to sing in tune and in time, and you need to read music. That said, we don't expect classically trained voices, or note-perfect singing at first sight.

We offer plenty of musical activity and satisfaction, and a good deal of sociable fun as well. See, for instance, Christmas 2009 or our trips to Sušice or Whithorn.

You can find more information on the other pages of this web site. If you want to hear us, you can come to one of our concerts.

If you are interested, we will be glad to hear from you: please e-mail us.