- Address 27 Woodside Place, Glasgow, G3 7QL
- Web http://www.cityofglasgowchorus.org/
- Email email@example.com
- Phone 0141 332 2333
- Type Mixed Genre
- Number of performances per annum 50-100
The City of Glasgow Chorus is a mixed choir performing mainly classical repertoire with six to eight concerts per year at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, City Halls and other venues. The choir was founded in 1983 by Graham Taylor MBE, who is still its Director of Music. Since then, it has established its position as the biggest independent choral group in the west of Scotland. It has achieved this in spite of, or perhaps because of, a policy of performing less familiar pieces in the mainstream choral repertoire.
The Chorus has also performed at the BBC Proms and more recently, with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra for the Glasgow dates of their Star Wars in Concert World Tour. Other past collaborations include performances with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, the Orchestra of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, the Paragon Ensemble, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Individual singers who have graced Chorus performances include Lesley Garrett, Sarah Brightman, Willard White, Maria Ewing and José Carreras.