The Nightingale Choir, which is based in Edinburgh, also has members across the UK and in Europe as well as Japan, Myanmar, Taiwan, China and the USA.
The choir was invited to perform at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh to coincide with a major exhibition of work by the Scottish artist Edward Atkinson Hornel (1864-1933), which was forced to close after only one month last year due to the coronavirus lockdown.
Instead, choir members have gathered together virtually from their homes across the world using Zoom to record a special performance that will be broadcast free on the City Art Centre’s Facebook page at 12:30pm on Sunday.
Margaret Findlay, Learning and Public Programmes Manager for Museums & Galleries Edinburgh, said: “The Nightingale Choir digital event is an example of how you can bring people together over the miles, united in community song.
“The result is powerful and emotional and speaks very strongly of where we are at the moment.”
The E.A. Hornel exhibition was to be the first major retrospective of the artist for more than 35 years, re-evaluating his work in light of around 1700 photographs which he used to create his paintings, including his interpretations of Japanese culture.
Although the gallery is currently closed, staff have worked hard to…