Halloween Hilarity

On 3 November we enjoyed a hilarious Halloween Fun Night (see photo below), which gave us a welcome chance to let our hair down amidst all the strangeness of the current times. Alto Extraordinaire Helen organised some amazing quizzes, we exchanged many truly awful jokes and generally had a good time laughing at each other’s costumes. Our online rehearsals continue apace, and we are working on some beautiful repertoire for when live performances can resume. We are also working on our second virtual recording. If you are looking for a friendly, fun choir that performs great music to a high standard, we would love to hear from you (all voice parts). Contact us via the form on our website, or email our Musical Director, Alan Tavener, directly: conductor@strathclydechoir.org.

West End Festival: Saints and Singers 1/6/2018

Our next concert will be “Saints and Singers” on the 1st June 2018 as part of the West End Festival. Featuring Palestrina’s six-part mass and motet ‘Tu es Petrus’, interwoven with ancient and contemporary pieces celebrating saints Columba, Aloysius and Hildegard von Bingen, this should prove to be a feast for the ears.

The concert starts at 8pm and will be at St Bride’s Church, 69 Hyndland Road, Glasgow G12 9UX. Tickets are £9 at the door, or online at Eventbrite.

Durham Cathedral Tour 2018

Strathclyde University Chamber Choir in front of the High Altar in Durham Cathedral. Director, Alan Tavener (front row, far left) and Organist, David Hamilton (back row, far right). Copyright 2018 Daniel K. L. Oi Photography.

The choir has returned from a successful residency at Durham Cathedral from the 13th to 15th April 2018, filling in for the regular cathedral choir. We sang 3 Evensongs, Matins, and a Eucharist, making for an intense 3 days of concentrated music making in support of worship in a magnificent setting.