Introducing our new Musical Director

We are delighted to introduce and welcome Timothy Coleman as Musical Director of Cadenza. A conductor and tenor originally from Aberdeen, Timothy studied PPE at Oxford University and spent five years as a freelance choral singer and lay-clerk with the Choir of New College, Oxford. Most recently he graduated from the Royal Welsh College of … Read more

Musical Director News: Thank You for the Music

Regular visitors to our website over the last few months will have noticed a large yellow banner announcing that we were looking for a new MD. And you will have also noticed that the yellow banner has gone … which can only mean one thing … After 22 highly-successful years at the helm, we have … Read more

Lutenists past and present

The Dresden court employed theorbo players as early as 1590, and Antonio Lotti would have certainly have been aware of the player, Leopold Weiss, while in Dresden from 1717-1719. Weiss was described by his pupil Princess Sophie Wilhelmine, sister of Crown Prince Frederick, as the “famous Weiss, who excels so greatly on the lute, that … Read more

Recollections of the Foundling Hospital

Our Fringe concert this year contains a performance of Handel’s Foundling Hospital Anthem, including it’s famous final chorus Hallelujah. In this article Cadenza’s Secretary, Morna Fleming, provides a bit more background to the hospital based on a visit some years ago, as well as historical detail on the building itself and Handel’s involvement in it’s … Read more

New video released: Autumn Leaves

Following on from our first (and highly successful) video on YouTube, we are proud to present our newest offering available now! This beautifully-shot video was recorded in the stunning surroundings of The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and in St John’s Church, Lothian Road, in October 2021. This was shortly after the choir returned to in-person … Read more

Cadenza featured on BBC Radio 3 on Christmas Morning

One of our members rose early on Christmas morning and, like so many others, turned on his radio to BBC Radio 3 for the Breakfast Show. The show was hosted by Elizabeth Alker and the third piece to be played was performed by Cadenza! From our Voices of Joy CD, Poulenc’s O magnum mysterium (from … Read more

Watch our new video: Ding! dong! merrily on high

Cadenza is delighted to announce that we’ve started a YouTube channel and our first video is now available to view just in time for Christmas! You can view it directly below: As you will know, choir life has been difficult during the pandemic. For over a year and a half we were unable to meet … Read more

Covid-Secure Christmas Cracker

Polwarth Parish Church

For the first time since 2019, Cadenza are delighted to be back in concert. While the pandemic has prevented any performance from us, it hasn’t stopped us meeting and rehearsing (virtually at first, now in-person) and we have been chomping at the bit to show you the results of our efforts. And so, with pleasure, … Read more