andante CHAMBER CHOIR
 

a-cappella singing in the Scottish Borders

WELCOME

  • 10th Anniversary Concert in Coldstream - September 2017
    10th Anniversary Concert in Coldstream - September 2017
  • St Asaph Cathedral, North Wales, in April 2016
    St Asaph Cathedral, North Wales, in April 2016
  • With Goldie to premiere his composition "The Christian Celeste" in Glasgow Cathedral August 2014
    With Goldie to premiere his composition "The Christian Celeste" in Glasgow Cathedral August 2014
  • Andante supports many charities with fund-raising concerts
    Andante supports many charities with fund-raising concerts
  • With DudenDance for performance projects in Dryburgh Abbey Summer 2014 & 2015
    With DudenDance for performance projects in Dryburgh Abbey Summer 2014 & 2015
  • In 2010  at Brinkburn Priory
    In 2010 at Brinkburn Priory
  • Trying out the Hawick Missal Fragments in Jedburgh Abbey in 2013
    Trying out the Hawick Missal Fragments in Jedburgh Abbey in 2013
  • An Eccles Christmas - every year!
    An Eccles Christmas - every year!
  • During the concert interval at Marchmont House May 2019
    During the concert interval at Marchmont House May 2019
10th Anniversary Concert in Coldstream - September 2017
10th Anniversary Concert in Coldstream - September 2017

Welcome to our website.

Singing in a choir - what a great way to exercise the brain and the body, and meet other like-minded people, both singers and audiences.


Formed in 2007, we are a group of local singers in this rural locality who decided we wanted to sing the ever widening a-cappella repertoire - choral music without accompaniment - and along the way have a go at everything from plainsong and polyphony to pop. We are currently organised as a thirty-two voice choir plus an actor and a poet, with over a dozen guests who deputise for regular singers. We also run an apprentice scheme.   


We've sung as far afield as the Isle of Arran, St Giles Cathedral Edinburgh, Glasgow Cathedral, Dunfermline Abbey, St Asaph Cathedral North Wales, St Silas Church Newcastle, Brinkburn Priory, Romaldkirk in the Durham Dales, all the Borders Abbeys and dozens of more local venues in the Scottish Borders, North Northumberland and occasionally East Lothian. We give between eight and a dozen concerts a year.    

        

Our programmes can be on a single theme or a joyful mixture. Sacred and secular, classical and modern, sometimes including jazz, folk or 60's pop. They can be fully sung concerts or have readings as well, sometimes with poems written especially for the concert. Sometimes they are concert dramas. Programmes can be developed for specific venues or audiences. 

We are presently presenting a mixed programme entitled Sing Joyfully! which includes pieces by William Byrd & Edward Elgar together with James MacMillan, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Rogers, Ola Gjeilo, Gustav Holst and Jean-Philippe Rameau.

  

            By the end of 2018 we'd raised over £28,000 for local & national charities.                                                                     

We meet on Tuesday evenings, usually in Eccles, north of Coldstream in the Scottish Borders - choristers, guests, apprentices and visitors.                                                                                                                                                                      

Do explore our website. Come and hear us in concert or rehearsal, where you can talk to any of us if you want to know more.


We enjoy the singing - we do hope you will enjoy the sound we make.