The official poster for the Glasgow School of Art Choir Fifth Anniversary Gala Concert features a detail from “Angel’s Army” by the 14th Century Italian painter, Guariento di Arpo. The ‘army’ comprises a chorus of angels, which features in the final movement of Maurice Duruflé’s “Requiem”, which will be performed by the choir alongside the Rogue Orchestra at the concert in May 2017.

The 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.

In addition to the “Requiem” 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.

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.