The Reid Consort
On Lasso - Lagrime di San Pietro: "...The performance was a success, and we were held spellbound throughout."
On PATCHWORK REQUIEM: "The concept was a winner and the performance likewise."
Flexible Ensemble (variable number of performers)
- Cole Bendall - Conductor
- Ailsa Aitkenhead - Piano
Lasso Lagrime di San Pietro
Schnittke Three Sacred Hymns
Tormis Curse upon Iron
Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem
Parry Songs of Farewell
Dove The Passing of the Year
Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
Founded in January 2016, The Reid Consort is dedicated to the development of central Scotland’s aspiring professional choral singers. By providing high-level choral music performance opportunities alongside education initiatives, the Reid Consort provides a framework that prepares its singers to be ambassadors for vocal music.
The choir has particular strengths in a cappella sacred music of the 16th-20th centuries but offers flexible, adaptable programmes to your festival/organisation's needs, including works with orchestral accompaniment.
Recent projects and highlights have included:
Bach St Matthew Passion with Covent Garden Sinfonia & Brockham Choral, Surrey
Arvo Pärt PASSIO at St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh
Festival appearances at Edinburgh Sacred Arts Festival; St Andrews Voices (masterclass with Robert Hollingworth)
New works by Thomas LaVoy, Sarah Rimkus, Joanna Gill
Family Concerts in Edinburgh & Midlothian
Recording new works by Chris Hutchings for National Libraries of Scotland
Singers are fixed on a project-by-project basis based on Equity fees. Fees below are based on an octet (lunchtime concert) or a 16 voice choir (full concert) but are negotiable based on your needs/programme requested.