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.
TUESDAY 30 SEPTEMBER
18.00 Choral Contemplations I
Missa Mille Regretz, Cristobal de Morales
TUESDAY 7 OCTOBER
18.00 Choral Contemplations II
Music for the Feast of St Francis of Assisi
TUESDAY 28TH OCTOBER
18.00 Choral Contemplations III
Music for All Souls
Messe de Requiem – Maurice Duruflé
TUESDAY 11 NOVEMBER
18.00 Choral Contemplations IV
Music for Remembrance
TUESDAY 18 NOVEMBER
18.00 Choral Contemplations V
Cantos Sagrados, James MacMillan for choir & organ
TUESDAY 25 NOVEMBER
18.00 Choral Contemplations VI
SATURDAY 29 NOVEMBER
19.30 University Concert
Music to include 5 Spirituals from A Child of our Time, Tippett
SUNDAY 7 DECEMBER
FIRST OF ADVENT
19.30 Advent Service
SATURDAY 13 DECEMBER
19.30 Christmas Concert
Crichton Memorial Chapel, Dumfries Campus
WEDNESDAY 17 DECEMBER
19.30 Darlinda’s Charity Recital by the Chapel Choir
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."