Renowned choir brings its mu­sic tour to Ar­gyll

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

GLAS­GOW Phoenix Choir (GPC) is a mixed-voice choir of 120-plus singers which per­forms up to 40 shows a year in ma­jor con­cert halls, 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, of­ten fea­tur­ing de­light­ful solo per­for­mances by choir mem­bers.

Its con­certs in Ar­gyll this month sup­port a num­ber of char­i­ties and the in­ten­tion is to re­turn to a num­ber of the venues in fu­ture to add to its praised se­ries of post- card CD record­ings which raise much needed funds for 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. Ev­ery­one wel­come.

The or­gan­is­ers thank Co-op Funer­al­care which spon­sors the choir and makes all its ap­pear­ances pos­si­ble.

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