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 happy to accept new members at any point throughout the year: at the
moment we have vacancies for sopranos and male voices (but not altos).
would like to become part of this successful and ambitious ensemble, please
get in touch
The Chorus rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7:30pm to 9:30pm in Room RC512 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 one flight of stairs (or to Level 2 if you take the lift) then turn left and left again into the Royal College building (signposted Engineering Faculty Office). Follow the corridor all the way along towards the front of the building, then continue following the corridor to the right, past the big main double staircase. The entrance to RC512 is on the left, a couple of doors past the stairs.