BIG Project Youth Choir (The)

Helping children and young people from Broomhouse learn, achieve, have fun and feel good about themselves!

Genre: Pop
Leader / Baton: Lissa McIntyre, Val Munro & Kim Edgar
Year Choir was Formed: 2009
Rehearsals: Mondays 3 - 4 pm (Primary 1 & 2) and 5 - 7 pm (aged 8 - 18)
Rehearsal Venues: The BIG Project, Broomhouse Primary School, 33 - 39 Saughton Road, Edinburgh, EH11 3RQ
Auditions: No
Music Reading Ability: No
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: Children
Cost: Free
Payment Frequency N/A
Term: School Term Time
Time Commitment: Weekly on Mondays during the school term
How Many Active Members: 76
Are Concerts Performed?: Yes
How Many (concerts)?: Several concerts every year, in Broomhouse and across Scotland.
When, Generally?: We perform at all times of the year, depending on the opportunities available to us.

We perform outreach events in the local community, which are free, as well as ticketed performances in local and national venues.
Free or Ticketed: Both
Are Competitions Entered?: No
Regular Musical Collaborators: We have collaborated with a range of professional musicians including:
Karine Polwart
King Creosote
David Scott
Inge Thomson
Steven Polwart
Mattie Foulds
Kevin McGuire
Yvonne Lyon
Lorna Thomas

We have also collaborated with a range of other singing groups including:
Inverness Gaelic Choir
Cappella Nova

Joining Process: Call The BIG Project office on 0131 622 7784 or email
Member of any forums?: Scottish Song Leaders Network
Who funds the choir?: We are funded and supported by Creative Scotland, Children In Need, Lloyds TSB Foundation The Rotary, and City of Edinburgh Council.

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