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Recent Events

Octavoce Burns Celebration 2024

Join award winning acappella ensemble Octavoce for an evening of music in celebration of Robert Burns, and other songs from Scotland.

   7.30pm, Wednesday 24th January

      St. Vincent's Chapel, Edinburgh

   8.00pm, Friday 26th January

      Fogo Parish Church, Berwickshire

Octavoce Burns Concert 2024
Octavoce Burns Concert 2024

Candelit Christmas Concert 2023

Edinburgh's award winning vocal ensemble are back for another Christmas series! With Christmas music from across the years, and features many genres including pop, jazz and classical, there is something from everyone. Perfomed in an atmospheric setting, this is a highlight of the Christmas calender and an event not to be missed!

   7.30pm, Thursday 21st December

      St. Vincent's Chapel, Edinburgh

   7.30pm, Friday 22nd December

      St. Andrew's Church, Fortrose

   7.30pm, Saturday 23rd December

      Morningside United Church, Edinburgh


Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023

100 Years of Disney

   Leith Archers - The Mezzanine

Celebrating 100 years since the iconic Disney title sequence first graced our screens, award-winning international vocal ensemble Octavoce present a whirlwind a cappella trip through our favourite Disney tunes. We'll take you from their earlier films like Cinderella and Jungle Book, to the Disney Renaissance of the 90s (think Lion King and Little Mermaid), right up to more recent films such as Brave and Frozen... We know Disney animations hold a very special place in the hearts of many generations so we welcome all ages!


Candelight Christmas Concerts 2022

7.30pm, Thursday 8th December

   Morningside United Church, Edinburgh

7.30pm, Friday 9th December

   St Vincent's Chapel, Edinburgh

7.30pm, Friday 23rd December

   St Andrew's Scottish Episcopal Church, Fortrose

Croatia 2022

Korkyra Baroque Festival 2022

In September 2022, Octavoce travelled to the island of Korcula to perform at the Korkyra Baroque Festival. Having originally been invited for the 2020 fesitval (cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic), it was thrilling to finally go on tour to Croatia. We gave two concerts, showcasing the British choral traditions from the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

The first concert was in a church in a small village in Pupnat, and the second was in the Korcula Cathedral. It was a joy to perform for the audiences, and an honour to give the final performances of the festival.

Many thanks to Laura Vadjon for inviting us to perform, and to all the festival team and volunteers for making us feel so welcome. Thanks also to Creative Scotland for their support, ensuring that we had the funds to make the trip possible.

Performing in the Cathedral, Korcula

Before the concert in Pupnat

Sing Joyfully! - May, 2022

In preparation for Octavoce's tour to Croatia -  where they will perform at the Korkyra Baroque Festival - they will showcase the best of British Renaissance choral music. The ensemble are celebrated for their versatility and engaging style.

In their performance at St James’ and St Basil’s church (Newcastle), they will combine the early music of Byrd and Gibbons with contemporary Scottish composer, James MacMillan, concluding with some lighter jazz and folk arrangements.

To see the programme for this concert, click here.


Candelit Christmas Concerts 2021

We were delighted to present our Candlelit Christmas concert series again in December 2021! You can see the highlights of our tour in this video and you can see the concert programme:

   7.30pm  ·  Thursday 16th December

Morningside United Church, Edinburgh.

   6.00pm & 7.30pm  ·  Friday 17th December

St Andrew’s Church, Fortrose.

   7.30pm  ·  Saturday 18th December

St Vincent’s Chapel, Edinburgh.

Candelit Christmas Concert Highlights
Xmas 2019
Classic FM carol comp
Derry 2019
Derry 2018
Songs of Nature, Fringe
Songs of Nature Tour
Xmas 2018

Sing Joyfully!

   7.30pm  ·  Saturday 21st August 2021

Crammond Kirk, Edinburgh

We were delighted to welcome you to our ‘Sing Joyfully’ concert at Cramond Kirk. This was our first live performance since December 2019 and we loved sharing some wonderful music with you.

Proceeds from the concert were donated to Turi Children’s Project.

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'Octavoce at Home'

A Candlelit Christmas Concert

   7.30pm  Sunday 20th December 2020

in 2020, due to the Covid-19 restrictions, we were unable to give our normal carol concerts. However, we recorded a concert which was streamed online on Facebook, Youtube and on our website.

Please click on the link below for full details:

'Octavoce at Home'

A Candlelit Christmas Concert


Octavoce Annual Christmas Concerts 2019

   Fri 20th December - St Andrews Chuch, Fortrose

   Sat 21st December - Morningside United Church, Edinburgh

   Sun 22nd December - Edinburgh City Chambers

O Come O Come Emmanuel 

Riu Riu Chiu

Still, Still, Still

Magnificat - Praetorius

In Dulci Jubilo

Away in a Manger

Bethlehem Down

Lully Lulla Lullay

The Holly and the Ivy

Little Drummer Boy

In the Bleak Midwinter

Let it Snow

Winter Wonderland

Jingle Bells

White Christmas

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

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During the concert in Fortrose

Christmas Carol Competition 2019

Classic FM & Making Music UK


Octavoce was shortlisted as one of ten choirs across the UK by Making Music UK in their annual Christmas carol compettion. Our recording of Michael Pretorius' Es ist Ein Ros' entsrpungen

was then selected as one of five winners by Classic FM to be broadcast in the run up to Christmas,

Classic FM Drive

5-7pm, Wednesday 18th December 2019

   Es ist Ein Ros' Entsrpungen  Michael Praetorius

Classic FM carol competition

City of Derry International Choir Festival 2019


St Columb's Hall, Derry

Sat 26th -Sun 27th October, 2019

National Mixed Voice category

   O Radiant Dawn   James MacMillan

   The Barber of Seville (Overture)    Rossini arr. Runswick

National Pop, Jazz and Gospel category

   Lullabye   Billy Joel arr. Lawson

   Let's Do It   Cole Porter arr. Blackwell

National Vocal Ensemble

   Lay A Garland   Pearsall

   Summer Time   Gershwin arr. Williams

Octavoce travelled once again to Derry for the International Choir Festival, this time taking part in three categories. We performed two pieces in each category (all from memory!) for the audience and panel, and were thrilled to be awarded first place National Mixed Voice category, along with second place in the other two categories. It was a surprise to win another category, but we were very pleased with all three results! Well done to all the other choirs we met and performed alongside.


Octavoce Spring series

   7.30pm  ·  Saturday 6th April 2019

St Jame's Episcopal Church, Dingwall

   7.30pm  ·  Sunday 7th April 2019

Cupar Old Parish Church, Cupar

Octavoce travelled to Dingwall and Cupar to present a programme of music inspired by Spring. 

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Octavoce Christmas series 2018

   7.30pm  ·  Friday 21st December

St Andrews Church, Fortrose

   7.30pm  ·  Saturday 22nd December

Morningside United church, Edinburgh

   7.30pm  ·  Sunday 23rd December

Edinburgh City Chambers

   Seasonal Repertoire

Octavoce's annual Christmas concert series was, once again, a great success. Due to popular demand, an extra Edinburgh date was added for 2018.

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Octavoce and Kalopsia Collaboration

   7.30pm  ·  Sunday 4th November

The Robin Chapel, Edinburgh

   7.30pm  ·  Saturday 24th November

Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh

   Repertoire included:

     Durufle  Four Motets

     Holst  Nunc Dimittis

     Wood  Magnificat in F

 A collaboration with writer/performer, J. A. Sutherland as part of Kalopsia's OCTAVO FIKA - 2018. Join us to experience an evening of words, music, multimedia and movement

Octavoce collaboration with J A Sutherland Kalopsia Octavo Fika

National Vocal Ensemble

City of Derry International Choir Festival 2018


St Columb's Hall, Derry

Sunday 28th October, 2018

Hail Gladdening Light  Charles Wood

Feeling Good  arr. Voces8

Octavoce travelled to Derry for the International Choir Festival to take part in the National Vocal Ensemble category. We performed our two pieces for the audience and panel, and were thrilled to be awarded first place. It was a great weekend, and all the hard work paid off! Thanks Derry, and hopefully see you again soon!

Octavoce Winners of the City of Derry International Choir Festival National Vocal Ensemble winners

Songs of Nature, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Fringe Festival


Morningside United Church, Edinburgh

Tuesday 21st August, 2018



The programme included 'Summertime' by George Gershwin, 'O Radiant Dawn' by James MacMillan as well as works by Esenvalds, Wood, Cole Porter and more! 

Proceeds were split between SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) and Octavoce.

Octavoce Summer concert in Edinbrgh Fringe Festival Songs of Nature

Songs of Nature, Hampshire, July 2018


Octavoce have recently returned from a tour to Hampshire, in partnership with the 'Cameron Bespolka Trust'. We gave two very successful concerts, the first of which was in the church of Hospital St Cross, Winchester. It was a beautiful church, and it had wonderful acoustics. This was followed by a sell out concert in the parish church of Little Somborne. Both concerts were well received, and we were able to help raise over £4000. Our programme 'Songs of Nature' reflected the values of the trust, focusing on nature, and 'birds' in particular.

Read more about our performances on the Cameron Bespolka website.

Octavoce supporting the Cameron Bespolka Trust in Winchester

Octavoce performing at Hospital of St. Cross, Winchester

Christmas Concerts, 2017

Saturday 9th December - Fortrose, Black Isle

Sunday 10th December - City Chambers, Edinburgh

We made our annual trip to the Black Isle, followed by a concert the following night in the Edinburgh City chambers. This year, we were delighted to welcome Esther Swift on harp, to accompany Octavoce in Britten's 'Ceremony of Carols'.

Octavoce's Christmas performance in the Edinburgh City Chambers 2017

Edinburgh City Chambers

Hospital of St Cross Winchester Venue for Octavoce concert

Hospital of St. Cross, Winchester

Church in Little Somborne Winchester Venue for Octavoce concert

Church in Little Somborne

Octavoce Christmas perforance in St Andrew's Church in Fortrose 2017

Performing in Fortrose


St Andrew's Church, Fortose

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