Con Anima Chamber Choir

Tara Leiper
Ensemble type

Con Anima Chamber Choir has been performing in Aberdeen and Northeast Scotland for just over 20 years.

Its repertoire spans sacred and secular music from six centuries, including well-loved classics such as Händel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat, and Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem. The choir is also developing its commitment to contemporary music and has given world premières of many new works, particularly by composers associated with The University of Aberdeen Music Department.  

In 2019 Con Anima, in collaboration with Sound Festival, took part in the world premiere of The Big Picture by Judith Weir (Master of the Queen’s Music), commissioned for the re-opening of The Aberdeen Art Gallery. 

Con Anima has recorded two CDs, Madrigali: Fire & Roses and Stabat Mater, and was a featured choir in the 2012 film by Michael Stillwater, Shining Night: a portrait of composer Morten Lauridsen. 

Con Anima is a “self-managing” group of singers which has in the past enjoyed working with different guest conductors for different projects.

Getting involved

Con Anima is always interested in recruiting new members, and anyone interested may contact Con Anima’s Chair, Cathy Guthrie or Secretary, via email, which can be found on our site. We rehearse in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Aberdeen, on Thursday evenings.

Rehearsal times
Thursday 19:45 - 21:30
Membership criteria
Welcomed ability Advanced
Ages Students, Adults
Auditioned Yes
St. Andrews Cathedral, King Street, City Centre
AB24 5AX
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