In 2017, the Glasgow School of Art Choir celebrates its fifth anniversary and we are delighted to announce that, to mark the occasion, a Fifth Anniversary Gala Concert will take place on Saturday 27 May at 8.00pm in the glorious surroundings of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Doors will open at 7.00pm to allow guests to enjoy a pre-performance drink while wandering through the beautiful galleries.

The choir will be performing Maurice Duruflé’s “Requiem”, and will be joined by professional mezzo-soprano, Amanda MacLeod – who will sing the “Pie Jesu”. The choir will also be accompanied by the Rogue Orchestra, for what promises to be a stunning performance.

The programme also features works by Sir James MacMillan, CBE, and two world premières, including a work by Scottish composer Shona Mackay, written for the choir through the Adopt a Composer scheme which is funded by the PRS for Music Foundation and the Philip and Dorothy Green Trust, and run by Making Music in association with BBC Radio 3 and Sound and Music. The choir will also be premièring “Light Through Tall Windows”, a new choral work written in response to the fire which damaged the Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art in May 2014.

“Celebrating the ensemble’s fifth anniversary in the surroundings of Kelvingrove is a thrilling prospect,” says Musical Director, Jamie Sansbury. “A concert on this scale seemed a fitting way to celebrate the ensemble which gave its first public performance, in 2012, with fifteen singers, but which now proudly boasts ninety members.”

This performance is being made possible with support from MacRoberts LLP, Creative Scotland and Resonance Capital. With thanks to Glasgow Life.

Tickets for the concert can be purchased online by clicking here.