Our next concerts: 18th August 2024 - St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh ... 8th September 2024 - Dunblane Cathedral, Dunblane ... 26th October 2024 - Paisley Abbey, Paisley ... 26th October 2024 - St Machar’s Ranfurly Church, Bridge of Weir ... 14th December 2024 - St Mark’s Unitarian Church, Castle Terrace, Edinburgh ... 15th December 2024 - St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh

a cappella in Edinburgh

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 next concert is on Sunday 18th August at 6.00 pm in St Giles’ Cathedral. Click here for details:

A choir with a difference

Our Musical Director for the last 6 years has been Derrick Morgan but we’re very proud to say that he has recently been appointed as the new Assistant Conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Here’s a link to the announcement.

In his place we’re delighted to welcome Ian Munro. Ian, (BMus (Hons), MMus), is active as a percussionist, organist, pianist conductor and arranger. He is currently Musical Director of the Pentland Singers and Traquair Choir and was until recently Musical Director of the Kilmarnock & District Choral Union. He is Organist & Choirmaster at St. Machar’s Ranfurly Church in Bridge of Weir, where he enjoys playing for Sunday worship and directing both the Church Choir and Junior Choir. He is also on the instrumental staff at St. Aloysius’ College in Glasgow. Having heard Rudsambee in concert Ian says he is honoured to be taking over as Musical Director and looks forward to many happy years with the choir, as we do with him.

Our first concert under Ian’s direction was on Saturday December 9th in the historic and atmospheric Rosslyn Chapel where we sang to a large and very enthusiastic audience – an excellent start to what we hope will be a long and fruitful association with Ian.

Ian already had a prior engagement the next day when we sang in St Giles’ Cathedral as part of their St Giles’ at 6 series but he arranged for Kevin Duggan, the Director of Music at Dunblane Cathedral, to take his place. There was a huge audience for another excellent concert – thank you Kevin!

We’re now busy preparing for what looks like a busy year ahead!

In other news, we would welcome a few new members to join us, especially tenors and basses. If you’re interested, please see more details on the ‘Join us’ link on the main menu and e-mail contact@rudsambee.org.uk

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

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, again, please e-mail contact@rudsambee.org.uk