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Rudsambee is a charity registered in Scotland, nr. SC037564
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Rudsambee — a cappella in Edinburgh: a choir with a difference

Rudsambee is a choir based in Edinburgh. The name comes from the Gaelic expression rud sam bith idir, meaning "anything at all", which represents our eclectic taste in music. Our director is Derrick Morgan.

We are very pleased to be singing and performing again after a two-and-a-half year Covid interruption with the disappointment of having to cancel concerts at short notice in 2021. Our “St Mary’s at 4” concert in St Mary's Haddington on Sunday 26th June was the first time we had sung for an audience since Christmas 2019 — and what a joyful occasion it was!

So now you can hear us

We had to postpone our ambitious 2020 project: the European premiere of Shadow and Light for choir and chamber orchestra by the American composer Joan Szymko. This is about dementia - so not your usual choral work. Our aim, when we can reschedule this event, will be to increase awareness of the experience of living with dementia, and to raise money for one of Scotland's main charities supporting people with dementia: Alzheimer Scotland.

We'd be delighted to sing for your function or event. See our contact page for information.

We would welcome a few new members to join us. If you're interested, please e-mail.

We enjoy occasional exchange visits. If you think your group may be compatible in size and style, and you'd enjoy a trip to Edinburgh, then please get in touch.