EDINBURGH University Chamber Choir, a longstanding point of pride for the institution, is bringing its divine sound to Cumnock for the very first time, performing as part of The Cumnock Tryst on Saturday, March 11 2023.

The choir tours around the country and beyond, with its annual foreign tour being a highlight of the University’s musical calendar. Under the direction of Michael Bawtree, one of the country’s leading figures in choral conducting, the choir is now set to reach new heights in their already celebrated history.

Audiences have plenty to look forward to in this very special concert, where the gorgeous surroundings of Cumnock Old Church will be imbued with the choir’s youthful energy and unfailing attention to harmonic detail.

The choir will also be joined by a guest conductor in the form of Cumnock Tryst’s Artistic Director, James Macmillan, who will be leading a rendition of his very own composition, Who Shall Separate Us?.

Increasing accessibility is a key consideration when attracting audiences to classical music, and Cumnock Tryst has made great efforts to ensure as wide an audience experiences the likes of artists such as the EUCC.

Tickets for the concert can be purchased at a discount for local residents, and are free for those currently unwaged or under-18.

Artistic Director and Founder of Cumnock Tryst, Sir James Macmillan CBE said: “I am absolutely delighted that the Edinburgh University Chamber Choir will be joining us here at the Cumnock Tryst for their debut performance.

"Every time I get to hear the Choir, I am absolutely blown away by the complexity and richness of their sound; to be performing at such a high standard at their age is truly something special. It really must be seen to be believed.”

EUCC joins an already impressive list of worldclass musicians being showcased at The Cumnock Tryst this year. For more information and to book tickets, visit www.thecumnocktryst.com