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As the choir anticipates its return in September 2022, we will be planning for our first Christmas concert since 2019!

The Music Makers


Our conductor, Philip Rossiter, has written a most interesting piece about Elgar's famous choral work, The Music Makers. Philip sets the scene wonderfully, and clearly illustrates why he very much appreciates Elgar’s compositions, this work in particular.


A copy of Philip’s critique is linked below to download, alongside the words of the libretto taken from a poem by Arthur O’Shaughnessy. You can also find a link to a YouTube recording featuring Adrian Boult, conductor, and Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano. 


Documents for Download

Philip Rossiter Critique - The Music Makers by Elgar
Critique - The Music Makers by Elgar.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [115.3 KB]
The Libretto - Ode (We Are The Music Makers)
Music Makers Ode.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [48.5 KB]

Further Links


Follow this link to the YouTube recording of The Music Makers:


You can also click the link below if you wish to discover further critiques of The Music Makers Ode:

The Music Makers Zoom Event - February 2021
Having read and digested Philip's critique, and listened to the music, we invited choir members to join us over Zoom for an event to further discuss and enjoy Elgar's work, The Music Makers. We heard more from Philip, asked questions, and spent some time chatting with our fellow choir members.

Christmas Programme - December 2020


Our conductor, Philip Rossiter, kindly put together a wonderful programme of music to enjoy in lieu of our usual Christmas concert. Click on the link below to access the document, which contains links to relevant YouTube recordings. We invited our choir members to enjoy these pieces and have a socially distanced sing-along at home!

Colinton & Merchiston Christmas 2020 Programme
Christmas 2020 Programme.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [343.0 KB]

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