What is the Rhubaba Choir?

The Rhubaba Choir provides the opportunity for individuals to sing together in a welcoming, eclectic group and share singing experiences throughout the year.

The Choir acts as a commissioning platform for new works, intended to provide invited artists, musicians and writers with the resource of collective voices as a material. Rhubaba invite artists to make works for and with the voices of the choir, whether through traditional means or by using the voice in other, more experimental ways. If you are looking for a fun and exciting way to come together with a community of people, enjoy singing and want to be challenged in the ways you use your voice, then the Rhubaba Choir could be for you.

We are currently holding a series of workshops led in collaboration with Rhuababa Choir and artist Hannan Jones over spring/summer 2023, offering an opportunity to delve into graphic notations and engage in group exercises focused on visual scoring, dissonance, polyrhythms and singing with enthusiasm. As a culmination of the workshops, a collective summer performance will be created that fosters a sense of joy and a shared language.

We are not looking for professional standard singing and welcome anyone who wants to lend their voice, regardless of prior musical experience. We mostly work by ear, rather than from sheet music. The choir meets every other Tuesday through out the year and there is a £3 contribution which goes towards the cost of providing hot soup at the practices. Newcomers are always welcome.

Rhubaba Choir currently meets at Mote 102 at 102 Ferry Road, near the corner with North Fort Street, not far from Leith Theatre. Buses 7, 14 and 21 stop very close by. (Stop names are South Fort Street or Dudley Avenue South.)

Choir sessions are on fortnightly Tuesday evenings from 6.30-8.30pm, with occasional extra rehearsals in the lead up to performances.

Upcoming rehearsals will take place on:

25th April

9th May

23rd May

6th June

13th June (TBC)

Please email rhubabachoir@gmail.com if you are planning to attend a rehearsal, or if you would like more information.