Interested in joining the Chorus?
The City of Glasgow Chorus is Glasgow’s flagship choir, performing more works
each season than any other choir (details of this season's programme can be
found here). Although not the largest ensemble, our members
are dedicated musicians who take their responsibilities very seriously, being
acutely aware that whilst being amateurs, we are performing to a paying public
audience with professional musicians and are expected to be of a similar
The Chorus tackles just about everything: from choral pot-boilers like the
requiems by Verdi, Mozart, Fauré, etc, and seldom-performed works by mainstream
composers, like Mendelssohn’s Die Erste Walpurgisnacht, Holst’s Choral
Symphony and Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, right through to the more difficult
and challenging works in the repertoire such as Walton’s Belshazzar’s
Feast, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and other demanding works that most
choirs tend to avoid!
The Chorus is forward-thinking and loves a challenge:
we’ve been involved in six CD recordings over the years, and have travelled to
perform in France, the Czech Republic, Poland and China.
Also, our services are regularly “bought in” by other promoters so we quite
often have to turn our hand to singing music from the shows and film scores and
supporting big name acts.
If you feel you have a lot to offer in terms of musicianship and commitment in return for the rewards of singing with us, then we would like to hear from you. All we ask is that you have a good voice, can follow a part with reasonable proficiency and preferably have previous choral experience. Although the membership is spread across all ages, it is predominantly a younger ensemble with around 50% of the current membership in their 20s and 30s. We are keen to accept new voices, both male and female, in all sections at any time throughout the year. If you are interested in becoming part of this successful and ambitious ensemble, please get in touch.
We accept new members at any time throughout the season, and hold open rehearsals when you can come along, sit in and sing, or just listen and hear us for yourself. Singers in all voice parts are welcome.
The Chorus rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7:30pm to 9:30pm in Room RC667 of the Royal College Building at the University of Srathclyde. Entry is by the James Weir Building, which is situated halfway down Montrose Street (in Glasgow city centre, postcode G1 1XJ). Go up two flights of stairs (or to Level 3 if you take the lift) then follow the signs to RC667 (go up the few steps to your left and through the double doors: RC667 is down a short corridor to the right).