Renowned choir brings its mu­sic tour to Argyll

The Oban Times - - LEISURE -

The Glas­gow Phoenix Choir is a busy mixed-voice choir of 120plus singers per­form­ing up to 40 con­certs per year from ma­jor con­cert halls to cathe­drals and re­mote is­land venues.

The choir con­tin­ues the legacy of its il­lus­tri­ous pre­de­ces­sor, the Glas­gow Or­pheus Choir 1901-1951, and this year the Phoenix cel­e­brates 116 years of choral ex­cel­lence. Thanks to the gen­er­ous spon­sor­ship of Co- op Funer­al­care, the GPC is now able to par­tic­i­pate in an in­creas- ing num­ber of con­certs in aid of many worth­while causes.

Un­der its con­duc­tor, Mar­i­lyn J Smith MBE, and ac­com­pa­nist and de­pute con­duc­tor, Cameron Mur­doch, the choir per­forms a wide range of mu­sic from choral stan­dards to new mu­sic and of­ten fea­tur­ing de­light­ful solo per­for­mances by choir mem­bers.

Its con­certs in Ar­gyll­shire this month sup­port a num­ber of char­i­ties and the in­ten­tion is to re­turn to a num­ber of the venues in the fu­ture to add to its praised se­ries of post­card CD record­ings which raise much needed funds for these build­ings or or­gan­i­sa­tions. Venues al­ready sup­ported in­clude the Ital­ian Chapel in Orkney, St An­drew’s Cathe­dral in Glas­gow to sup­port St An­drew’s Hospice Air­drie and Iona Abbey, which is vis­ited on this tour. Join the choir at a se­ries of mem­o­rable con­certs and per­for­mances – all wel­come.

The or­gan­is­ers would like to thank Co-op Funer­al­care who spon­sor the choir and make it all pos­si­ble.

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