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 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

Frikki Walker

Frikki Walker

RSNO Chorus Academy Director

Frikki Walker is one of Scotland’s busiest and most experienced Choral Conductors.
He has been Director of Music at St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow, since 1996, where his now famous choir has made numerous radio and TV appearances, and recorded a series of acclaimed CDs.
Frikki also conducts choirs for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the Royal School of Church Music, the RSNO Junior Chorus, and the National Youth Choir of Scotland, as well as the RSNO’s new training choir, the RSNO Chorus Academy.
Frikki is also responsible for much of the Choral Programme at the High School of Glasgow, including their acclaimed Chamber Choir who have made several radio and TV appearances, and who hold the title of the “BBC Songs of Praise Senior School Choir of the Year 2013”.
A keen educator, Frikki has run choral workshops for the RSNO Learning and Engagement department, and for Festivals and choirs throughout Scotland. He has worked with most of Scotland’s top choirs, and is a visiting examiner for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and the Royal School of Church Music. He is also in increasing demand as an adjudicator at Music Festivals.
Frikki is also an accomplished Organist, giving recitals in Cathedrals and Civic Halls all over Europe. He has also played continuo for the RSNO, and recently accompanied the RSNO Chorus on their tour to Prague.
As a composer, Frikki has written a huge range of choral music much of which has been broadcast on Radio and TV, and sung and played in schools, churches and cathedrals all over the world. The RSNO have twice included his “Camerata Carols” in their Christmas Concerts.

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