Aberdeen Arion Junior and Ladies’ Choirs

The Aberdeen Arion Junior Choir was founded by May Carruthers Greig in September 1935. It was open to boys and girls from nine to seventeen years of age for “the study and appreciation of choral music and its performance at concerts and music festivals”. Following on from the success of the Junior Choir, The Aberdeen Arion Ladies’ Choir was founded in 1937. Over the following decades both choirs flourished and presented well received concerts at The Music Hall. In 1951, the Arion Choir was chosen to represent Scotland at the Festival of Britain in the Royal Festival Hall, London. The Choir flourished until Mrs May Carruthers Grieg was forced into retirement by ill health. The choir by that time had been in existence for 27 years. Mrs May Carruthers Greig died in August 1965.

Courtesy of Christine Thomson


March 1962