About Songbirds

Songbirds came into being in 2017, following a conversation with music academic Neil Houston. Neil became the choir’s first chorusmaster, conducting two concerts in Edinburgh before retiring to sunnier climes.

Songbirds comprises some of the top female singers from Edinburgh and central Scotland, drawing on their experience with internationally renowned choirs such as the Edinburgh Festival Chorus and the Scottish National Orchestra Chorus. Membership of ‘the Birds’ is currently by invitation only.

Now under the musical direction of Libby Crabtree, our constantly changing repertoire is mainly classical, with an occasional foray into popular genres.

We hope to see you at a concert soon!