Sing with us

Join the Choir

If you’d like to join Glasgow’s flagship choir, we’d love to hear from you!

What are the benefits of singing with us?

  • We have lots of fun singing and its a way of making new friends! We all experience lots of positivity from being part of a group of talented singers.
  • We produce high quality musical events and perform with professional orchestras.
  • We sing a huge variety of music. Come and perform the classics and we’ll also surprise you with music that you won’t get the chance to sing elsewhere.
  • We sing in Glasgow’s main concert halls: the City Halls and the Royal Concert Hall. We also sing in the beautiful acoustics of Paisley Abbey and Hyndland Parish Church (now renamed Kingsborough Sanctuary). We do get out and about into local communities – spreading the choral music experience to a wide range of audiences from Troon to Comrie, Dunoon, Dunblane, Helensburgh and beyond.
  • Many of our concerts help to raise funds for charities.
  • We get opportunities to do foreign concert tours.

Be part of our 2019-20 Season

We’re excited to announce the City of Glasgow Chorus 2019-20 Season Programme! We’ve chosen a wide range of music to stimulate, challenge and have fun along the way. It will be an exciting time to be part of the Chorus. We’d love you to join us! 

  • We’ll perform with three of Scotland’s national orchestras: the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (SSO), the Orchestra of Scottish Opera and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. 
  • We’ll be performing in the BBC SSO’s Beethoven Roots Festival. 
  • We’ll be part of a BBC Radio 3 broadcast. 

24th November 2019 – @ City Halls with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera 

  • Cherubini – Messe Solenne in G major for the Coronation of King Louis XVIII 
  • Puccini – Messa di Gloria 

We’re singing the Italian Masters: We’ll be able to let our operatic instincts flow with Puccini’s Messa di Gloria. And, we’ve unearthed a Cherubini classic which we don’t think has been performed in Scotland before. Beethoven regarded Cherubini as the greatest of his contemporaries – so it is special to be singing both this year! You can read a short review of a recording of this piece which highlights that it will be a technically interesting piece for us to perform.   

21st May 2020 – @ City Halls with the BBC Symphony Orchestra 

Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 in D minor 

We’re delighted to have been invited to perform at the BBC SSO’s Beethoven Roots Festival. The BBC SSO will perform Beethoven’s 9 symphonies, and the music which inspired him, in 5 days at the City Halls. We’ll be singing Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, which includes the iconic Ode to Joy. We’ll be performing with the Chorus of Scottish Opera and we’ll be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 too! 

6th June 2020- @ Kingsburgh Sanctuary, Hyndland Rd, Glasgow 

Glasgow Mozart Mass in C Minor 

The C Minor Mass is often referred to as Mozart’s ‘Great Mass’ and considered one of his greatest works. What a finale to a fabulous season!   Christmas We’ll be spreading Christmas cheer and sparkle at the ‘Christmas Cracker’ on Sunday, 22nd December with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera and ‘Christmas at the Musicals’ on Sunday 15th December with the RSNO.  

🎶 Here’s to great singing experiences in 2019-20! 🎶

Experiences of singing with the Chorus

Join Us

We have a lot to offer in return for your commitment and musicianship. All we ask is that you have a good voice, can follow your part in a vocal score with reasonable proficiency and preferably have previous choral experience.

Soprano, tenors and basses

We are happy to accept new members at any point throughout the year. At the moment, we have vacancies for sopranos, tenors and basses. Our alto section is currently full.

Our Chorus has variety

We have a wide range of age groups and we’d like to welcome singers from all communities and backgrounds.

Like to become part of this?

If you would like to become part of this successful and ambitious ensemble, please get in touch

Where to find us

We rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at the University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow’s city centre.

Entry is by the James Weir Building, which is situated halfway down Montrose Street.

To find our rehearsal Room RC512, go up one flight of stairs (or to Level 2 if you take the lift), 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 then on the left, a couple of doors past the stairs.