Royal Scottish National Orchestra with their Junior Chorus

The RSNO Junior Chorus is one of the leading children and youth choirs in the UK. Part of the RSNO family, the RSNO Junior Chorus enables more than 400 children aged seven to eighteen to enjoy an unparalleled musical experience. The Junior Chorus seeks to provide a musical education by teaching the young people involved how to learn and appreciate music. In addition to encouraging the youngsters to learn about expression, the Chorus also acts as a means to improving the confidence and self-belief of the talented young musicians. It is an unrivalled experience for the children to learn and participate in outstanding, professional music making under the leadership of its charismatic Director, Christopher Bell.

Originally formed in 1978 by Jean Kidd, the RSNO Junior Chorus has built up a considerable reputation singing under some of the world's most distinguished conductors and appearing on radio and television. RSNO Junior Chorus members sing regularly with Scotland's National Orchestra in major concert halls and festivals throughout the country, as well as appearances at the BBC Proms and Edinburgh International Festival.

To provide the highest level of training and guidance as the singers progress, the Chorus is divided into five groups; the Training Choir, Probationary Choirs 1 and 2, the Changed Voices group and the Junior Chorus.

The RSNO Junior Chorus is generously supported by:

Big Lottery Fund: Young Start
W A Cargill Fund
The Cross Trust
The Mickel Fund 

Pre-order the RSNO and Junior Chorus album, A Christmas Festival on Amazon here, or purchase the digital download here. This new recording captures the magic of the season as the RSNO and its Junior Chorus deliver a perfect selection of classic festive favourites in A Christmas Festival.

The RSNO Christmas Concert featuring The Snowman

Sun 18 Dec 2016, 3.00pm 

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

We’re walking in the air…it isn’t Christmas until The Snowman has taken you on his magical journey through the winter sky. Enjoy this special showing of the festive classic on large screen, accompanied by the RSNO and narrated by our special star guest Daniel Portman from Game of Thrones. Hosted by the irrepressible Christopher Bell, this Christmas party for the whole family is filled with seasonal favourites, carols old and new – and, of course, a chance for everyone to sing along!

Sponsored by ScotRail

Book online at or phone the Usher Hall Box Office on 0131 228 1155.