Glasgow University Chapel Choir traveled to St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, last night to perform a programme of the rarely heard choral works of Jehan Alain whose centenary falls this year.
The choir will repeat the programme as part of the West End Festival and Glasgow International Organ Festival in a free concert in the University Memorial Chapel on Sunday 5th June at 7:30pm. For more information please see our Calendar of Events.
Though well known for his organ music, Alain's choral output is relatively unknown outside his native France. Among other projects this year the Chapel Choir has recorded a CD of these beautiful sacred and secular compositions. It will be only the second recording of the complete choral works and the first to be made by a British choir. The CD is due for release next year under the choir's own Bute label.