Renaissance Singers in town

Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers will be making a rare visit to Berwickshire and to Coldingham Priory on the Saturday, October 19, to sing a programme designed to reflect the sort of music which might have been sung in the Priory over the centuries up to 1600.

The Renaissance Singers are a group of about 30 singers devoted to singing choral music of the 15th to 17th centuries.

Founded in 1967 its members include staff and students of the university, as well as people from the wider Edinburgh community.

Part of the choir’s Coldingham programme will mark the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden: this

will include the Gloria from Robert Carver’s Missa L’Homme Armé (the Armed Man) which reflects James IV’s strong sense of himself as a European crusading king in the lead up to Flodden.

The Singers are directed by Dr. Noel O’Regan, senior lecturer in music. Entry is a suggested £5 donation at the door. The show starts at 7.30pm.