Events | Concerts
The Chapel Choir is engaged in concert work both in and around Glasgow, and further afield.
Within the University, in addition to concerts on their own, they regularly join with the University Choral Society to perform large-scale works such as Elgar’s The Apostles, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Haydn's Creation. Most recently, Chapel Choir collaborated with Glasgow University Choral Society, soloists and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera in a performance of Schumann's Das Paradies und die Peri.
Under the direction of Professor John Butt, one of the world's foremost authorities on Bach, the Choir have particpated in authentic performances of Bach's St. John Passion, B minor Mass, Magnificat and Handel's Dixit Dominus.
Collaborating with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conducted by their own Musical Director James Grossmith, the Choir premiered Ronald Stevenson's Praise of Ben Dorain at the Celtic Connections festival in January 2008. In a further collaboration with the BBC SSO in September 2008, they performed Beethoven's 9th Symphony in the opening concerts of the orchestra's new season in Glasgow and Aberdeen.
Please see dates list below. More information about all concerts at the university can be found on the Music in the University pages. http://www.gla.ac.uk/events/musicintheuniversity/
All concert take place in the University Chapel unless stated otherwise.
The Times, 22 January 2008
Stevenson's Praise of Ben Dorain ****
The singers of the Scottish Opera Chorus, the Edinburgh Singers and the Glasgow University chapel choir made a fine job of some demanding music. The young conductor and chorus-master James Grossmith seized his opportunity with both hands."
The Scotsman, January 2006
Glasgow University Chapel Choir concert *****
"Over the past year, there has been a fundamental restructuring of music within the chapel. An operation that used to be run by one man is now under the direction of two. Grossmith and Bowyer proved that the new-found formula is a winner."