On 16 March 2016 the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) awarded charitable status to the Glasgow School of Art Choir and entered the organisation in the Scottish Charity Register as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), No: SC046420.
By awarding the ensemble charitable status the OSCR has acknowledged the public benefit provided through our activities and performances, both to our members and to the general public. We are delighted that these benefits have been formally recognised and have included our ‘objects’ (as set out in our SCIO constitution) below.
“4.1 To encourage, develop and support choral singing and musicianship within individuals over 17 years of age to the highest standards; and
4.2 To encourage, develop and support choral singing and associated musicianship in the cultural life of Scotland and beyond, at all levels; and
4.3 To organise, promote and manage (or to assist in organising, promoting or managing) concerts and other public performances either independently or alongside other artists (or organisations), to increase the availability and accessibility to the general public of music of the highest standards; and
4.4 To commission, where possible, leading artists and composers to create works of the highest quality, and to provide a platform to premiere and perform these works in order that they may receive the greatest amount of exposure to the public, and to increase the accessibility of such works to the public.”