Edinburgh Royal Choral Union

Notes taken from a pamphlet printed to celebrate the centenary of the Choral Union in 1958.
The Edinburgh Choral Union, established in November 1858 was, in 1911, given permission to use the title "Royal".

The Society celebrated its diamond jubilee in 1918 with two concerts by the Hallé Orchestra from Manchester, in March of that year.  The first was conducted by Mr Greenhouse Allt, a music graduate of the University of Edinburgh and the second by Sir Henry Wood who conducted a programme which included the Symphony no. 9 by Beethoven.

The centenary of the society was marked in 1958 with a concert featuring the Choral Union and the Scottish National Orchestra.  Sir Adrian Boult conducted the "Sea Symphony" by Vaughan Williams and Mr Herrick Bunney directed Bach's Magnificat and Bach's B minor mass.