Glasgow School of Art Choir (The)
The Glasgow School of Art Choir is a non-auditioned ensemble primarily comprising past and present staff and students of The Glasgow School of Art. The choir was founded with the principal aim of creating an amateur chorus which would perform to a standard far above that of an average amateur group, an objective we continue to pursue. The ensemble has quickly gained a reputation for outstanding musical discipline and is committed to expanding its repertoire and the musicianship of its members.
The choir performs repertoire from a wide range of genre including Duruflé, Fauré and Elgar as well as works by contemporary choral composers including Chilcott, Lauridsen and Whitacre. Recent concerts have also included pieces from musical theatre and traditional Scottish songs.
In 2019 the choir will be performing a specially commissioned choral work by renowned composer Sir James MacMillan, CBE, which will be premiered in the Mackintosh Building as part of the re-opening celebrations once the building has been restored, following the devastating fire in May 2014.
Leader / Baton: Jamie Sansbury
Year Choir was Formed: 2012
Rehearsals: Tuesday, 7.00-9.00pm
Rehearsal Venues: The Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ
Music Reading Ability: No
Age Range: Adult
Term: All year round
How Many Active Members: 68
Are Concerts Performed?: Yes
How Many (concerts)?: 2 per year minimum
When, Generally?: The Glasgow School of Art Choir performs regularly in two concerts each year- a Christmas concert in December and Summer concert in May– as well as numerous other engagements. More information can be found on our website.
Free or Ticketed: Ticketed
Are Competitions Entered?: No
Joining Process: Although the ensemble is closely affiliated with The Glasgow School of Art there is no requirement for our members to be affiliated in any way with the institution: the choir is non-auditioned and open to all. Contact us to find out more.
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