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Rudsambee is a charity registered in Scotland, nr. SC037564
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Coronavirus: we are currently (April 2020) not meeting for rehearsals, and we expect that some of our concerts may have to be postponed. We'd still like to hear from you now if you're interested in singing with us when things get back to normal.

We are currently looking for new sopranos to sing with us. A bass and a tenor would also be welcome. Please e-mail us if you are interested.

We are an ambitious mixed a cappella choir of around twenty singers, based in Edinburgh. We rehearse in Morningside on Wednesday evenings. We pay a subscription of £10 each per month (£120/year) but concessions are available.

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. In 2019, we have been singing exclusively works by women composers from the 16th to the 21st century: Isabella Leonarda, Clara Schumann, Thea Musgrave and many more.

We perform between four and six concerts per year, in prestigious venues such as Rosslyn Chapel, St Giles Cathedral and the National Portrait Gallery. Some of our concerts raise money for charities, both local and international.

Occasionally we travel within the UK for concerts or choir exchanges, and less frequently tour abroad.

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. Auditions are informal.

We offer plenty of musical activity and satisfaction, and a good deal of sociable fun as well.

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.