About Us

The Glasgow School of Art Choir is a non-auditioned ensemble of 115 singers, primarily comprising past and present staff and students of The Glasgow School of Art. 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 including Duruflé, Fauré and Elgar as well as works by contemporary choral composers including Chilcott, Lauridsen and Whitacre. Recent 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. More information can be found under Upcoming Events.

In 2019 the choir will be performing a specially commissioned choral work by renowned composer Sir James MacMillan, CBE, which will be premiered in the Mackintosh Building as part of the re-opening celebrations once the building has been restored, following the devastating fire in May 2014. The project has been made possible with the help of funding from Creative Scotland, the Hope Scott Trust and The Glasgow School of Art.

Although the 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. Contact us to find out more.