Next Concert 30/5/2015: Weaving the threads of the choral tradition: The story of James Watt’s inspiration and its legacy, a celebration in song. Presented by IESIS and the Strathchamber Trust, Strathclyde University Chamber Choir with guests, Selkórinn from Iceland. 7.30pm Saturday 30th May 2015 Cathcart Trinity Church, Clarkston Rd, Glasgow. Ticket sales.
If you’re serious about singing, love a musical challenge, and can sight read music (at least a little bit), then the Strathclyde University Chamber Choir might just be the choir for you! The Choir has expanded over the years, thanks to the growing popularity of a cappella singing, particularly renaissance and baroque music, close harmony, and new music.
And, although a choir of Strathclyde University, we’ve a wonderful mix of people from all walks of life – Students, Alumni, Staff, and singers from outside the University, many of whom travel a long way for their weekly “choral fix”!
Apart from our concert and fundraising activities in and around Glasgow, we make annual cathedral visits (which have included Carlisle, Chester, Durham, Edinburgh, Lincoln, Liverpool, Liverpool Met, and Ripon Cathedrals) to sing the major choral services in place of the regular Cathedral Choir, and have toured the Orkney Islands, Spain, Germany, Poland, Russia (Moscow) and the Middle East (including Jerusalem and Bethlehem). We have also been broadcast and recorded for BBC Radio 2, Radio 3 and Radio 4.
Individual vocal coaching is also offered at rehearsals which take place on Tuesdays, 7.30pm – 9.30pm .
We’re always on the look-out for new talent, so if you’ve sung in a choir before, think we sound like a fun-loving crowd, and like the look of what we’re planning, contact the conductor, Alan Tavener.