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Rudsambee is a charity registered in Scotland, nr. SC037564
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We would be very glad to recruit some new voices — especially tenors, basses and altos. If you're interested in singing with us, please e-mail us.

We are an ambitious mixed a cappella choir of around twenty singers, based in Edinburgh. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings, currently in Priestfield Parish Church (on Dalkeith Road, just down the hill from the Commonwealth Pool and Pollock Halls).

We pay a subscription of £15 each per month (£180/year), but nobody is excluded if the fees are a problem.

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 were singing exclusively works by women composers from the 16th to the 21st century: Isabella Leonarda, Clara Schumann, Thea Musgrave and many more. We're back after the pandemic hiatus with a very different but equally diverse repertoire, from Weelkes to Indian drumming patterns via Scotland at Night and the Northern Lights.

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.