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MP3 The Chapel Choir of the University of Glasgow - Spirits and Souls

Thrilling new choral works including striking new pieces from Scotland.

15 MP3 Songs in this album (73:10) !
Related styles: CLASSICAL: Vocal Music, SPIRITUAL: Praise & Worship

The Chapel Choir of The University of Glasgow is made up of thirty-two auditioned mixed voices (formed of volunteers, choral exhibitioners and professional Lay Clerks). In addition to the eleven funded choral awards, all members of the choir receive free singing tuition. The choir is directed by James Grossmith, also Chorus Master of Scottish Opera, and accompanied by the University Organist, the renowned British recitalist Kevin Bowyer, and the University Organ Scholar, Peter Yardley-Jones. The principal function of the Chapel Choir is to sing at the main University Service which is held in the University Chapel at Sundays during term.

Over the last few years the Chapel Choir has been extremely active, regularly being invited to record the Daily Service and to broadcast the Morning Service live on BBC Radio 4 and have also recorded two programmes for the Sunday Half-Hour programme on BBC Radio 2. The Choir is regularly engaged in concert work in and around Glasgow. Last year''s large-scale concerts included the Mass in C Minor of Mozart and Elgar’s The Apostles in conjunction with the University Choral Society and University Kelvin Ensemble. At the end of October 2007 the choir performed the Messe de Requiem of Duruflé for All Souls. Further afield, the Chapel Choir undertakes a tour abroad each. Past destinations have included France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Holland and even the United States of America in 2001. In 2004 the Choir visited the Black Forest Region of Germany in February 2005 and sang Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. In June 2006 the choir toured to the Inner Hebrides, and in July 2007 undertook a major tour to the Baltic States of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, giving concerts in all three capital cities, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius.

Recent performances by the choir include their first performance for the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow in January 2008 at the première of Ronald Stevenson’s Praise of Ben Dorainn, with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

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