The RSNO Chorus is one of the busiest and most respected choruses in the UK.

Directed by Stephen Doughty, they perform around 15 times per Season with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. In 2018 the RSNO Chorus celebrated its 175th anniversary, making it one of the oldest symphonic choruses in the world.

The RSNO Chorus has over 130 members from across Scotland, and perform regularly with leading international conductors and RSNO Music Director Thomas Søndergård. The Chorus perform a wide range of repertoire, from large scale choral works to well-known film scores.  Recent repertoire highlights are Bernstein’s Mass, Brahms’ Requiem, Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, Poulenc’s Gloria and Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius, and in 2018 they gave a widely acclaimed performance of Britten’s War Requiem at the BBC Proms.

The RSNO Chorus has also had great success in recording with the Orchestra. Its recordings, amongst others, of Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky, conducted by Neeme Järvi, and Holst’s The Planets, conducted by David Lloyd-Jones, have both been subject to high critical acclaim.

The RSNO is always happy to hear from singers of all voice parts who are interested in joining. Rehearsals take place weekly in the RSNO Centre in Glasgow and members receive a wide range of benefits as well as the opportunity to perform with the RSNO.

Next auditions: We will be holding auditions on Wednesday 14 and 21 September 2022: 5pm-6.45pm at the RSNO Centre, Glasgow. During the audition you will be asked to sing a song of your choice, plus a short choral piece sent to you by the RSNO team. You will be accompanied by a pianist provided by the RSNO. If you are interested please email Christine at chorus@rsno.org.uk

The RSNO Chorus were in fabulous form, especially in the semi-a-capella sections. Their application to the music yielded a magnificent delivery.
The Dundee Courier