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Nearby: City of Glasgow

www.open-concerts.co.uk/city-of-glasgow/

The Category City of Glasgow is a subset of Central Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with the City of Glasgow which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- ACE Chorus

- College of Piping

Flute Phonics

- Glasgow Cathedral Choral Society

- Glasgow Chamber Choir

- Glasgow Gaelic Musical Association

- Glasgow Islay Gaelic Choir

- Glasgow Philharmonic Male Voice Choir

- Glasgow Police Pipe Band

- Glasgow Youth Choir

- Govan Gaelic Choir

- Mackintosh Choir

- Partick Folk Club

- Scottish International Piano Competition

- The Singers Company

 

www.gla.ac.uk/subjects/music/

‘We offer a wide range of degree programmes that will suit you whether you're seeking a career as a musician, would like to work in the music industries or arts and cultural sector, or if you're interested in the links music has with contemporary culture, history, creativity and the digital world. By studying with us, you will benefit from opportunities to take work placements within Glasgow's legendary music scene; learn from award-winning professional musicians and musical scholars, and get the chance to pursue your musical interests through researching, performing, composing, and exploring musical technology.’

 

Also indexedUniversity of Glasgow

www.jazzfest.co.uk

'Brings its annual supply of world-class musicians and upcoming superstars to the City's already vibrant jazz scene ... Our Community & Education Fund is an initiative that incorporates community and education concerts & workshops that educate people of all ages in jazz music, allowing them to try out new instruments and experience live jazz music.' Held in Mid June.

 

Category:Jazz Festivals

glasgowmusicfestival.org

‘An annual festival featuring over 7,000 amateur performers ... Bands, orchestras, choirs, ensembles and hundreds of soloists perform and are appraised by a team of leading professional adjudicators ... Events include: Choral Evening, Band Nights and schools’ music days. Come and enjoy the performances, and compare your views with the adjudicator’s assessment! All sessions are open to the public and halls may be entered at any time appropriate to the performance in progress.’ Held Early - Mid March.

 

iao.org.uk/glasgow/

‘Established in 1911. Our membership includes organists, church musicians and those who simply enjoy organ music. There are normally five meetings per year, all of which are open to non-members, and designed to meet the Society’s objectives - the education of its members and the public in the art of music, with special reference to organ and choral music.’

 

www.thepipingcentre.co.uk

‘We offer world class tuition at all levels and in all teaching styles to suit your needs and location ... With many different ways you can learn, whatever your level, you can take your piping forward with our World Class instructors.’

 

www.facebook.com/pollokhouseartssociety/

‘For over fifty years Pollok House Arts Society (PHAS) has been bringing world class artists to perform in the intimate surroundings of Pollok House. The society owns its own Steinway concert grand piano, the king of concert pianos since the 1880s. This has paved the way for some amazing concerts ... The Society’s programme is funded by ticket sales, subscriptions, donations from supporters, fundraising events and is grateful to Creative Scotland through Enterprise Music Scotland for a generous grant ...’

 

www.scotwurlitzer.org

'Charitable organisation founded to promote interest in the Cinema Organ as an entertainment art form. The aim of the trust is to provide information about the world of the cinema organ in Scotland ... The Trust are the proud owners of Scotland's only operational WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ. The technical team dedicate 2 days a week to restoring and maintaining a musical instrument now well into its 8th decade!'

 

www.westendfestival.co.uk

‘The West End Festival is Glasgow’s largest cultural event and every June takes over this popular area of Glasgow with a wide variety of events and performances ... Encompasses around 400 events in circa 80 venues across the west end from Maryhill down to Partick and from Charing Cross along to Knightswood ... West End Festival is an umbrella organisation. This means we organise few of our own events. Venues and promoters organise their events and submit them to be part of the West End Festival programme.’

 

www.amicusorchestra.com

‘A high quality chamber orchestra, founded in 2008 by former members of Camerata Scotland, and based in Central Scotland. amicus aims to bridge the gap between amateur and professional orchestras, by providing a top quality ensemble for experienced amateurs, music students and professionals ... Amicus orchestra meets and performs about three times a year. Everyone applies to join amicus on a project by project basis. We don’t rehearse weekly like many orchestras but instead commit to a full weekend of intense rehearsals in preparation for a concert.’

 

www.cityofglasgowchorus.org

Founded 1983: 'Glasgow’s flagship choir. Our members are dedicated and talented singers and perform with professional musicians to a very high standard. Most of all, we have fun! ... The Chorus is now one of the biggest independent choral groups in the West of Scotland and is a significant player in Scotland’s arts environment. We’ve grown into an organisation that has around 80 members singing a wide range of musical genres, committed to performing less familiar pieces as well as the popular and well-loved choral works.'

 

www.facebook.com/CoGWindOrchestra/

‘Founded in 1982 as the YMCA Glasgow Wind Orchestra ... In 2017, the band formally changed its name to The City of Glasgow Wind Orchestra. We continue to give concerts throughout the year and the number of players is at an all time high ... Our membership includes youth and experience — a wide range of ages and musical backgrounds. Our repertoire is extensive – Marches, Overtures, Classical Music, music from Stage and Screen, Solo Features, and Contemporary pieces all feature. We are not a competing band, but find other opportunities to play. We give concerts in and around the Glasgow area and are invited to all sorts of venues and events.’

 

www.gco.org.uk

‘An amateur orchestra ... founded 1966 ... We give 3 main concerts each year in March, June and November ... The GCO has built an enviable reputation as one of the leading amateur orchestras in Scotland, and continues to attract some of the best amateur musicians in the region ... The orchestra is run on an entirely voluntary basis by the musicians themselves, with member subscriptions geared to enable players in all financial circumstances to take part. Orchestra members are drawn from all walks of life and from all over the central belt of Scotland.’

 

www.glasgowlyric.org.uk

‘If you'd like to come and make music in a supportive and friendly atmosphere, then the Glasgow Lyric Choir is for you. We sing a wide range of choral works from all eras ... New members are always welcome. If you are interested in joining us, why not come along and take part first of all in a few rehearsals - after which you will be invited to a short, informal audition with the conductor. No-one else will be present. You'll be encouraged to sing through a few vocal exercises (and perhaps something of your own choosing) in order that he can decide how your voice will fit into the choir. This will be done in a very relaxed manner!’

www.gos.org.uk

‘Founded in 1870, is a symphony orchestra with about 70 members. Our repertoire covers a wide range of music, from the classical era to the present day, including new works ...  and choral works with local choirs. We are a non-auditioning orchestra and we enjoy making music to the highest standards and having as much fun as possible in the process! We are very fortunate to have a number of different conductors for our concerts, each bringing their own personality and distinctive style to our rehearsals and performances. We give four concerts a year.’

www.phoenixchoir.org

‘Our repertoire is wide and varied covering West End/Broadway musicals, operatic choruses, classical pieces, Scottish songs, sacred music, "easy listening" and humour, and a typical concert will cover most or all of these genres in one night! We are also fortunate to have some fine soloists too. We are not a religious/church or Cathedral choir, and neither are we a choral society or orchestral/theatrical chorus, though we have elements of all of these in our catalogue.‘

 

Category:City of Glasgow

gsachoir.com

‘A non-auditioned ensemble of 115 singers ... Although our ensemble is closely affiliated with The Glasgow School of Art there is no requirement for our members to be affiliated in any way with the institution: the choir is non-auditioned and open to all ... The choir was founded with the principal aim of creating an amateur chorus which would perform to a standard far above that of an average amateur group, an objective we continue to pursue. The ensemble has quickly gained a reputation for outstanding musical discipline and is committed to expanding its repertoire and the musicianship of its members. The choir performs repertoire from a wide range of genres ... as well as works by contemporary choral composers ... Concerts have also included pieces from musical theatre and traditional Scottish songs. The Glasgow School of Art Choir performs regularly in two concerts each year- a Christmas concert in December and Summer concert in May– as well as numerous other engagements.’

 

gsco.org.uk

'Are you retired, or close to retirement, and want to play in an orchestra in Glasgow? We are a friendly and relaxed group -- and there are no auditions! The Orchestra consists of about 50 players at all levels, from retired professionals to late starters, with enthusiastic amateurs playing alongside those who learned to play in their youth, only to get reacquainted with their instruments after years raising a family and working towards retirement ... Our concerts (about 10 per year) are for older people at various luncheon clubs around Glasgow. The concerts last about 50 minutes, and are normally held in the early afternoon, about once a month ... Each year our Annual Concert is held in the magnificent surroundings of Glasgow City Chambers and rounds off our season for the year ... Our repertoire is mainly light-classical, and includes music from the shows and films, especially of the 50’s and 60’s, familiar classics, musical theatre, and arrangements of popular songs.'

 

sites.google.com/site/glasgowsinfonia/

‘We are an enthusiastic amateur orchestra playing to a high standard ... formed in September 1986 by a group of friends who wanted to create a new and exciting entity in amateur orchestral terms. The philosophy of the Sinfonia is that enjoyment is derived by aiming for the highest possible standard of ensemble playing and to this end the orchestra is selective in its concert giving while at the same time building up a wide repertoire of works in rehearsal.’

 

www.glasgowsymphonyorchestra.co.uk

‘Members come from all backgrounds but have a common interest in making music. Members range in age from 18 to more than 80. We do not audition new players. We have three concerts per year and the rehearsal periods for these are September to December, January to March and March to late May early June. We play mostly classical music and have performed works by most major composers and many who are less well known. We frequently have soloists performing with the orchestra.’

 

 

www.gwb.org.uk

‘The Glasgow Wind Band (originally called The Glasgow Youth Band) was formed in 1972 to provide an opportunity for senior school pupils, students and adult members of the public to participate in a symphonic wind band of the very highest calibre. Even today, this is still the band’s mission statement. The current membership numbers some 60 or so instrumentalists from varied backgrounds and professions. The members of the band range in age from 16 to mid-40s, with the large majority in their 20s.‘

 

www.kingsparkbrass.co.uk

‘Brass band based on the south side of Glasgow, Scotland ... The Band plays regular concerts in and around Glasgow, at venues including Rutherglen Town Hall and St Andrew's in the Square, and at events such as the city's West End Festival. In addition to the Senior Band, the band operates a Youth Band, Junior Band and Learners programme. Tuition is provided free of charge in order to offer local children the best opportunity possible to learn to play a brass instrument.’

merchantsinfonia.org.uk

‘Originally founded in 2008, under the auspices of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as part of its outreach programme. After five successful years the orchestra gained sufficient momentum to flee the nest and, with support from Glasgow Life, is now an independent organization, whilst continuing to enjoy amicable associations with the BBC SSO team ... It provides a great opportunity to polish musical skills, gain confidence, get back into music, or to have a go at playing in an orchestra for the first time. All players are welcome, from adult learners to advanced musicians, from beginners to rusty returners.‘

www.russkayacappella.com

‘Scotland’s Russian choir is one of the few choirs in the UK specializing in Russian choral music. We are a mixed chamber choir with a richly varied repertoire, both accompanied and a-cappella which ranges from church music to folk music. Careful attention is paid to maintain a high standard both musically and linguistically. Russkaya Cappella performs mainly in Glasgow and Edinburgh with appearances further afield or on request.’

Category:Chamber Choirs

www.strathclydechoir.org

‘One of Scotland’s Leading Amateur Chamber Choirs. A vibrant Glasgow-based choir with a unique and varied repertoire ... We have always embraced singers from far beyond the confines of Strathclyde University – and one of our great strengths is the rich mix of international and more local students, alumni, staff, and others – all with a shared passion for the music that we sing.‘

Category:Chamber Choirs

www.facebook.com/glasgowcityhalls/

'Glasgow's oldest purpose built performance space has been entertaining visitors since 1841. No matter which concert you choose, from orchestral to the more intimate recital, the sound in our Grand Hall will be breath-taking. The traditional shoebox style auditorium is renowned throughout the world for having some of the finest acoustics and our elegant and spectacular Hall is also home to the Scottish Music Centre. This exciting music complex houses top class rehearsal, recording, broadcasting and webcasting facilities.'

 

www.glasgowconcerthalls.com/glasgow-royal-con...

‘Located in the heart of the city, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is one of Scotland’s most prestigious venues and world renowned classical, jazz, pop, rock and folk artists take to its stages for nearly 250 performances each year.’

 

www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/chaplaincy/music/

‘At the heart of the University stands the peaceful and magnificent Memorial Chapel. Created as a vibrant memorial to love and remembrance, the Chapel is a place of beauty for both worship and celebration ... The University of Glasgow Chapel Choir provides music for services and events in the chapel and elsewhere, as well as giving concerts and recitals throughout the academic year ... The Chapel Organ was built by Henry Willis III in 1927 and was most recently recently refurbished by Harrison & Harrison of Durham in 2005 ... A full and varied programme of organ recitals take place.’

 

Category:City of Glasgow

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