Edinburgh Royal Choral Union Blog

Messiah 2017 Soloists Announced!

The Edinburgh Royal Choral Union returns to the Usher Hall with the Edinburgh Pro Musica Orchestra on Monday 2 January 2017 for its 130th annual new year performance of Handel’s Messiah. This year’s conductor is ERCU’s Chorus Director, Michael Bawtree. This year Michael brings with him a diverse and exciting cast of soloists. We are delighted to introduce: American bass-baritone Tyler Simpson–2015-16 marked his sixth consecutive season at the Metropolitan Opera, where he has worked on many productions having made his debut in Verdi’s Don Carlo in 2010. Soprano Mhairi Lawson has sung in theatres and concert halls worldwide with such companies as English National Opera, the Gabrieli Consort, the Academy...