Edna Auld formed the Jambouree Choir in 2005 with 18 boys and girls of primary age. Their first engagement was to sing “Highland Cathedral” at the opening of Perth Concert Hall in the presence of HM the Queen.
There are currently 35 members ranging from 5-24 years, with members from throughout Perth and Kinross. There is no audition for the Choir and membership is entirely free to all young people thanks to Youth Music Initiative funding.
Youth Music Initiative funding of £2000 per year pays the honoraria of the vocal tutor and the assistant director. All other staff, including our director, Edna Auld, work on a voluntary basis.
Through the Concerts money is raised to support further education of talented students, and also staff development. 4 of the senior singers have recently attended the Oxenfoord international Vocal School for Singers and Accompanists together with the Vocal Tutor and Assistant Choir Director. This was all paid from funds.
Through the generosity of supporters, most of the money was raised to record the latest Jambouree CD.
There are currently a few places for boys and girls from P4 upwards, and for secondary and other students, in the tenor and bass sections. Changing voices are also welcome. Enquiries regarding possible membership can be made through the “Contact Us” page.