University of Glasgow Chapel Choir

When is the event?

3rd July 2022

Event Details

The University of Glasgow Chapel Choir provides music for services and events in the chapel and elsewhere, as well as giving concerts and recitals throughout the academic year, such as the weekly “Choral Contemplations” series in the first and second terms.

It also records and tours nationally and internationally, has recorded several CDs, and is available for weddings and memorial services. There are thirty-two regular members (a mixture of volunteers, paid choral exhibitioners and professional lay clerks) plus around ten associate singers who join us for concerts and some other events. All are auditioned regularly and receive free singing tuition. The choir is directed by Katy Lavinia Cooper (Director of Chapel Music) and accompanied by Kevin Bowyer (University Organist) and Adam Wilson (University Organ Scholar).

Over the past few years the Chapel Choir has been extremely active, regularly being invited to record the Daily Service and to broadcast the Sunday Worship live on BBC Radio 4.

Recent concert work has included the premier of Matthew Whiteside’s Always ever unknowable during the Cottiers Chamber Project (2016), Martyn Bennett’s GRIT and Bothy Culture (Celtic Connections and Edinburgh International Festival, 2016, 2017 and 2018), and the Scottish premieres of several pieces by James MacMillan, as part of Celtic Connections (January 2012) and Glasgow’s Lentfest (March 2012).

Further afield, the Chapel Choir tours regularly. Past destinations include countries throughout Europe, the United States, London and the Inner Hebrides. Recent tours include St Pauls, London (July 2019), China (Sept 2018), Sweden (2016), a major tour to the Baltic States of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, giving concerts in all three major capital cities, a tour of Italy, giving concerts in San Gimignano, and in the Duomo in Florence, and a tour to the Black Forest in Germany.

The Choir has recorded under their own record label ‘Bute’. CD’s can be purchased at performances, and on iTunes, Spotify etc.

Where is the event?

St Margaret's
AB35 5YQ

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

07553 088605

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