Rudsambee is a choir based in Edinburgh. The name comes from the Gaelic expression rud sam bith idir, meaning "anything at all", which represents our eclectic taste in music.
We have just (October 2016) chosen a new director: Derrick Morgan takes over from Ciara Coleman, whose career has taken her back to Dublin. We have had four wonderful years of music-making with Ciara, and we will miss her enormously, but we can't keep her in Edinburgh! We still have a world of music to explore, and with Derrick to guide us we are confident of enjoying our singing and entertaining our audiences through the coming years.
Hear us next on Saturday 10th December - our Christmas concert in Rosslyn Chapel at 7.30pm. This year Rosslyn have asked us not to have our usual interval with refreshments but we hope you will be able to stay on after the concert and join us for a glass of wine or juice and a mincepie (at a very reasonable cost!).
All tickets are now sold out - but you can come to St Giles' Cathedral to hear us on Sunday 11th (see below), or you can e-mail us to ask about returns. If any are available, they'll cost £12 full price and £10 concessions.
Derrick Morgan won't be able to conduct us at Rosslyn Chapel because of a previous commitment, but in his place we're very pleased and lucky to have Sheena Phillips, Rudsambee's founder, who has gallantly offered to take over for the night, in spite of there being only 3 members left of her original choir! In the 16 years since she left us, Sheena has been directing choirs both in the USA and London, as well as continuing her successful composing career.
We will also be giving a short, free concert in St Giles' Cathedral at 6pm on Sunday December 11th when Derrick will conduct us for the first time - we're all very much looking forward to it.
We hope you'll be able to join us at one - or both - of these events.
For more information and more events, watch this space.
From time to time, we perform fund-raising concerts for a variety of charities - most recently, on April 30th with the brilliant Hepton Singers from Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire. Our very generous audience gave a total of over £900 for our chosen charities, Contact the Elderly and Mercy Corps.
We'd be delighted to sing for your function or event. See our contact page for information.
Interested in singing with us? We'd love to hear from you. We currently have a few vacancies in all voice parts.
We enjoy occasional exchange visits with groups of singers from elsewhere - most recently, the outstanding Voxcetera from London. If you think your group may be compatible in size and style, and you'd enjoy a trip to Edinburgh, then please get in touch.