Singing in a choir is not usually seen as the coolest of hobbies. For some people it brings back bad memories of being forced to sing at school, or puts them in mind of serried ranks of poker-faced individuals in evening dress, complete with regulation handkerchiefs poking out of the men's top pockets. It doesn't always look like, well, fun. But things are changing. Reality TV shows like Last Choir Standing and Gareth Malone's The Choir, not to mention Glee, have set people wondering whether it might actually be fun to sing in harmony with a bunch of like-minded folks. And Glasgow is a city that loves to sing: a quick look at Glasgow Choirs Website will give some idea of the wealth of groups you could join, from huge choral societies to pocket-sized chamber choirs, doing everything from the great choral classics to barbershop to country and western. Voicebeat is a little different to the run of choirs. For one thing it's the only Glasgow-based community choir to focus mainly on world music, which means a wide variety of styles and even languages currently ranging from French and Ukrainian to Sotho, but including plenty of English too.
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We have an exciting year ahead with concerts in Glasgow, Ayrshire, Linlithgow, Renfrewshire and the Netherlands. Our season begins [ This season brings new repertoire and new challenges to Glasgow Chamber Choir - and my experience is that these bring out the best in our singers. Although our first concert features a classic [ Our wonderful new season brochure has arrived!
Music And Singing in Edinburgh and the Lothians
Glasgow Phoenix Choir is one of the foremost and longest established choral groups in Scotland, and indeed, the UK. The choir today is a mixed voice SATB choir of approximately singing members, ranging in age from teenagers to octogenarians. We also have non-singing Associate Members and Patrons. Founded in , when members of the disbanded Glasgow Orpheus Choir decided to continue the 50 year old tradition begun in , it continues to perform throughout the British Isles and, occasionally, Europe. With a library of over titles and over 30 albums recorded, the choir's extensive and varied repertoire encompasses music from the musicals, the world of pop, Scottish song, oratorio, opera, chamber music, and sacred music from all the major composers. Anniversary Years young! Find out more here.
Since graduating from her B. Music degree at University of Glasgow, followed by gaining a masters in Musical Theatre Performance from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Sally has established herself as a highly accomplished and in demand musician, singer and musical director. I have been part of VOTT since the start, and I can say it was one of the best decisions I have ever made to go along to the taster session and subsequently join. Where to start? Lovely people. Amazing voices.