Con Anima Chamber Choir
Since its foundation in 2001, Aberdeen’s Con Anima Chamber Choir has built up an impressive reputation in the north-east of Scotland and further afield. It gives an average of five performances a year in and around Aberdeen, and has performed in several other places in Scotland including Glasgow, Paisley and Fochabers.
Con Anima performs sacred and secular music from the 16th century to the present day, ranging from Renaissance polyphony (Byrd, Gibbons, Carver) and well-loved classics such as Mozart’s Requiem to world premières of new British works. Under the baton of its principal conductor, Dr Paul Mealor, the choir is becoming known for its skilled and sensitive interpretation of contemporary European and American choral music. As well as regularly performing Paul Mealor’s music, including several world premières, it has developed a particularly fruitful link with the renowned American composer Morten Lauridsen and has featured his music in several concerts since 2007.