Royal Conservatoire VOICES was established in 2014 to give performing opportunities to talented young singers, to sing both as soloists and as an ensemble, to the highest standards. A flexible pool of talent, the group varies in size and nature according to repertoire and is designed to explore music from all periods, from Renaissance and Baroque to contemporary.
Their first public performances were in Glasgow in 2015, initially in programmes with a Baroque bias at St Margaret’s Church in Newlands and the Conservatoire itself. Further appearances included a concert of German romantic music for male voices and horns as part of the Cottier Chamber Music Project in June, including a world premier by David Kirchner, recorded and broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
In 2015, the ensemble made their Edinburgh International Festival debut as the chorus in Stravinsky’s ‘Rakes’s Progress’ with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. They made their Fringe debut with a programme of Bach motets. They also presented a programme of polyphony as part of the lunchtime concert series in St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow and will be returning there this year. The group will also appear for the first time at the St Magnus Festival in June this year, performing in the cathedral. This year is their first appearance at AIYF. Find out more about the group here.