The City of Glasgow Chorus is Glasgow’s flagship choir. Our members are dedicated and talented musicians and perform with professional orchestras and organists to a professional standard. And most of all, we have fun!
Our music director, Graham Taylor founded the City of Glasgow Chorus in 1983. Since then, we have established the choir as one of the biggest independent choral groups in the West of Scotland and a significant player in Scotland’s arts environment. We’ve grown into an organisation that has around 80 members singing a wide range of musical genres, seeking out and performing less familiar pieces as well as the popular and well-loved choral works.
We perform a wide variety of music:
You can find out details of our current
concert season here.
We’re versatile and our services are regularly “bought in” by other concert promoters so we often sing music from the shows and film scores and support big name acts. We have also worked with other choirs and have
recently returned from performing with the Leeds Festival Chorus.
We have toured abroad several times: to the Czech Republic, where we performed the Prague première of Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast; to Notre Dame Cathedral in Chartres, France; to Krakow and Opole in Poland, which included a performance of Verdi’s Requiem with the Opole Philharmonic Orchestra which was received with great acclaim; and, a particular highlight, to China where we performed in spectacular concert halls in Beijing, Nanjing and Shanghai.
We have a long-standing relationship with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera and work with them for many of our own concerts. In addition, we have sung with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, the BBC Philharmonic, the orchestra of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now theRoyal Conservatoire of Scotland) and the Paragon Ensemble.
We have a policy of performing with soloists who are students from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. In addition to providing us with first class performers, this policy gives young singers valuable experience on the concert platform. Over the years we have also shared the stage with international stars such as José Carreras, Lesley Garrett, Lisa Milne, Sir Willard White, Maria Ewing, Anthony Michaels-Moore, Sarah Brightman and Russell Watson.