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About the Glasgow Lyric Choir: 
Who we are and what we do

Glasgow Lyric Choir was founded in 1950 as Clydebank Lyric Choir. Following the move in 1983 into the West End of Glasgow the choir was renamed Glasgow Lyric Choir.

The membership currently stands at just under 30 and includes both male and female singers of all ages and backgrounds from across the City of Glasgow and surrounding areas.

Under its present conductor, Julian Evans, the Choir sings a wide repertoire of choral music from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods as well as 20th century contemporary composers and traditional Scots and Gaelic songs.

We put on three concerts during the 2016-2017 season, one in partnership with the St. James' Orchestra in Paisley and as in previous years we took part in the West End Festival in June performing in Glasgow Botanic Gardens' Kibble Palace. Despite the weather, we attracted one  of our largest audiences ever!

Choir members enjoy many social as well as musical events together. We regularly run events for family and friends such as our annual Associates' Night and Burns' Suppers.

In 2009 the Choir was chosen to participate in a venture called "Adopt a Composer" which brought the opportunity to be partnered with Nick Chamberlain, an emerging composer from Birmingham, who wrote a piece for us which we premiered in the RCS concert hall. 

We have travelled widely to give performances and to link up with other choirs. In 2012 we participated in the St Petersburg International Singing Festival and in 2014 we were invited to Montpellier to sing with the Choeur d'O. In April 2016 we went to London as the guests of the Hackney Festival Chorus where we had the pleasure of singing Rossini's "Stabat Mater" with them. They, in turn, joined us in our West End Festival Concert in Glasgow.

In April 2018 we will travel to Italy to sing with Canti Corum of Milan. 

No two seasons follow the same pattern with Glasgow Lyric Choir but all aim to offer members and audiences a rich and rewarding musical experience.