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The Reid Consort

The Reid Consort

On Lasso - Lagrime di San Pietro: "...The performance was a success, and we were held spellbound throughout."

Brian Bannatyne-Scott, Edinburgh Music Review

On PATCHWORK REQUIEM: "The concept was a winner and the performance likewise."

Barnaby Miln, Edinburgh Guide

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

Handel Messiah

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.