Despite generous financial support from both Esso Petroleum and the Royal Bank of Scotland, it’s clear that not too much of it was squandered on programme design!
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"What better way to celebrate 125 years of the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union than by accepting sponsorship. here, Lord Provost Tom Morgan accepts a cheque on behalf of the choral union, represented by the president, Mr Alistair Munro (left), from Mr T D McKeith, of Esso Petroleum Company Ltd. The choral union were founded in November 1858 and received the "Royal" title from King George V in 1911. They open their 125th season on Saturday, December 4, with a performance of Bach's Mass in B minor, featuring the Scottish Baroque Ensemble conducted by Christopher Seaman at the Usher Hall."