Edinburgh University Singers

'The University Singers' is a small choir established at the University of Edinburgh in 1945.  
Conductors: Ian Pitt-Watson (1945-1954), Herrick Bunney (1954-1984), John Grundy (1984-1988), John Kitchen (1988-2018) and Calum Robertson (2018 to present)

The choir performs a wide range of sacred and secular music: unaccompanied repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day, works with organ and orchestra, folk-song and Scottish song arrangements, new commissions and so on.  The choir sings regularly at University ceremonies such as graduations and on other important occasions in the McEwan Hall and in Old College in the University.  As well as giving concerts in Edinburgh and further afield in Scotland and the UK, the choir has visited Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Norway, Tuscany and Poland.

Concerts by Group/Ensemble

Title Date Venue Professor
Reid Orchestral Concert Thursday, March 9, 1950 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, February 28, 1952 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, February 19, 1953 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, December 9, 1954 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Orchestral Concert Thursday, March 8, 1956 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Orchestral Concert Thursday, December 3, 1959 St Giles' Cathedral Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, February 25, 1960 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Orchestral Concert Wednesday, March 2, 1960 Usher Hall Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, February 9, 1961 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Edinburgh University Musical Society Saturday, November 30, 1963 McEwan Hall Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, February 10, 1966 St Giles' Cathedral Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, March 9, 1972 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Reid Orchestral Concert Thursday, April 25, 1974 St Giles' Cathedral Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, November 13, 1975 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Annual Reid Concert 1976 Thursday, February 19, 1976 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Reid Chamber Concert Tuesday, April 29, 1980 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Tuesday, April 17, 1984 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Tuesday, February 16, 1993 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Chamber Concert Tuesday, December 7, 1993 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Tuesday, December 6, 1994 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Tuesday, March 5, 1996 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Wednesday, March 6, 1996 Glass Arcade, Scottish Agriculture College, The King's Buildings Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Tuesday, March 9, 1999 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Friday, March 1, 2002 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Friday, November 29, 2002 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Friday, March 5, 2004 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Friday, November 19, 2004 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Friday, October 21, 2005 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, November 4, 2011 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, November 9, 2012 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, March 14, 2014 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, November 14, 2014 McEwan Hall
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, October 27, 2017 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ No Reid Professor in office