Rehearsals - Join Us



Chris Ayton
12 Bellevue Crescent, Broughton, EDINBURGH, EH3 6NE
07770 754 369
North East, North West, South East, South West


Who is the service for?
Adults, Young People (16-25), Older People
What age range is it suitable for?
17 - 25, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65+


WEDNESDAY: 7:30pm - 9:45pm


September 2021 - We have returned to in-person rehearsals for the first time since March 2020. In that time, we’ve had a whole choir year of Zoom rehearsals. Much as those rehearsals were better than nothing, they did have significant limitations – particularly in that you couldn’t hear anyone else singing but yourself! So,now the time has come where we can all sing together in one place again it brought a flood of emotion to us all. It’s great to be back!

Cadenza welcomes enquiries from enthusiastic singers of all voices who can –

- Tackle and enjoy music in a range of different styles
- Read music
- Memorise short pieces
- Do individual work on repertoire between rehearsals, and commit to regular attendance
- Reasonable sight-singing skills would also be useful.

How do I join?

Joining Cadenza is subject to a short private audition with the Conductor, and to a vacancy in your particular section. If you are successful, you will serve a short probationary period before becoming a full member. If you are unsuccessful, it is not necessarily because you did not sing well, and it may simply be that your voice does not blend well with the existing choir. Please do not be offended or downhearted. For further information, or to arrange an audition, please contact our Membership Secretary, Chris Ayton on 0131 662 8721 or via our contact page.

When do rehearsals take place?

We rehearse on Wednesday evenings, starting promptly at 7:30pm and working till around 9:45pm, with a brief interval. We currently meet at Broughton St Mary’s Church. We organise our year into three terms, broadly following the school calendar, but with extra rehearsals in the run-up to the August Fringe concert. All our concerts are preceded by a final, compulsory rehearsal on the day, which may be in the morning, afternoon or early evening.

How much does it cost?

The current termly subscription rate is £48. A £33 concession rate is also available. Selection of the concession rate is left at the discretion of members, based on your own personal circumstances. Your subscription covers the cost of your concert folder and all the music you will need, which Cadenza supplies, as well as rehearsal venue hire and professional fees for our MD.

Are there any social activities?

There are various events throughout the year (walks, garden parties, quizzes, ceilidhs etc), as well as post-concert gatherings in local hostelries, and an informal gathering after each Wednesday’s rehearsal, currently in the Cask and Barrel, West Preston Street.

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