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Edinburgh University Chamber Choir

Edinburgh University Chamber Choir was originally formed with ten voices as the Edinburgh University Music Faculty Madrigal Group in 1965 under the directorship of Professor David Kimbell, specialising in the performance of Italian madrigals, particularly those of Marenzio and Monteverdi. The choir increased in both size and repertoire under the directorship of Dr Michael Turnbull from 1979 to 1990 and at that time officially became the Edinburgh University Chamber Choir, opening membership to students of every faculty and performing repertoire, spanning some 900 years from the 12th to 21st centuries, under its present director Dr Eric von Ibler.

Recent performances include concerts in Canongate Kirk, a recital for the German National Day of Unity, an Advent concert for the Royal Norwegian Consulate General as part of the City of Edinburgh's Winter Festival, as well as being selected to represent the University of Edinburgh at the City's Academic Service. Live CD recordings were released with works including Bach's Magnificat, Ecce Vicit Leo by Philips, Song for Athene by Tavener, Finzi's In Terra Pax, Vier Lieder by Mendelssohn and Missa Bell 'Amfitrit' altera by Lassus, Allegri's Miserere, Las! En mon doux Printemps by Mary Queen of Scots, Bach's Lobet den Herrn, Vaughan Williams' Serenade To Music and Five Mystical Songs. Since 2000 EUCC has performed over 350 works in 12 languages, both a cappella and with accompaniment, including 14 world premieres.