The RSNO Chorus is one of the busiest and most respected choruses in the UK. Directed by Gregory Batsleer, one of the UKs most dynamic and in-demand Choral Conductors, they perform around 15 times per season with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

About the chorus

The RSNO Chorus has over 130 members from across Scotland and performs regularly with leading international conductors and RSNO Music Director Thomas Søndergård with whom they perform every Season.  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.

What the chorus does

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.

It is hard to imagine a world without the RSNO and RSNO Choruses. 175 years ago a group of dedicated vocalists formed a choral group that would, directly or otherwise, lead to the formation of Scotland’s national orchestra, Scottish Opera, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and many others.
Gregory Batsleer RSNO Chorus Director