RSNO Chorus Academy

Are you interested in singing choral music but don’t feel you’re ready for the RSNO Chorus? Are you passionate about classical music but have never sung it before? Then this is the group for you.
The RSNO Chorus Academy was formed in November 2015. The group was set up to encourage singers who would like to build their confidence in all aspects of singing, including choral techniques, singing techniques and musicianship, as well as reading a musical score.
The RSNO Chorus Academy is open to all, without audition, and is led by Frikki Walker, Director of Music at St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow.

When does the Chorus Academy rehearse?

Rehearsals for Chorus Academy resume on Tuesday 18 September 2018 at the RSNO Centre from 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Chorus Academy this season will be preparing for the RSNO Christmas Concerts and an end of term presentation to be performed on Tuesday 28 May 2019. Please email chorus@rsno.org.uk for a detailed schedule.

How much does it cost to take part?

There is a per session fee of £5. Please pay at the registration point each week.

Who takes the Chorus Academy?

The RSNO Chorus Academy is directed by Frikki Walker.

Where does the Chorus Academy rehearse?

The Chorus Academy's rehearsals take place at the RSNO Centre, 19 Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NX.

How can I book a place to take part in the Chorus Academy?

To book your place, please email chorus@rsno.org.uk

Aimee Toshney

Aimee Toshney

RSNO Chorus Academy Director

Scottish Soprano Aimee, a graduate of English National Opera‘s ’Opera Works’ training programme, studied at the University of Glasgow (MA Music 1st Class Hons, MMus Musicology with full scholarship) and the Royal Northern College of Music (MMus Performance with distinction), winning prizes in music and languages and the grateful recipient of a number of scholarships and awards.

Commended for ‘a beautifully smooth, lyrical voice’ (Opera Scotland) and ‘a clear stage presence’ (TyneOut), her performance experience encompasses operatic soloist and chorus roles, concert work, and traditional Scottish music.

A qualified Kodály musicianship tutor, she also enjoys a busy career teaching and leading choirs and outreach projects around the UK and Ireland. Currently she is a choral director for the National Youth Choir of Scotland, a lecturer for the Junior department of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, a tutor for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Junior Chorus, and an animateur for organisations including Jessie’s Fund and the Leeds Lieder festival.

Aimee is much commended for her ‘sparkling’ delivery on-stage and a workshop style that is down to earth and encouraging. She brings intelligence, fun, and a great love for music and people to every role she inhabits, both on stage and in professional life!

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