Audio

The Snow

“The Snow”, Op. 26. Composed by Edward Elgar, arranged John Pointer, words C. Alice Elgar. “The Snow” features on the GSA Choir’s debut CD, “Lines and Spaces“. Featuring works by Duruflé, Rachmaninoff and Lauridsen, the album showcases some of the most powerful, moving and magical examples of choral writing from the past century.

The Herald says of the album, “[The] material is wide and challenging…and the recording..is high quality, with some fine..accompaniment”. Order now from goo.gl/DFBdNY

Ubi Caritas

“Ubi Caritas” from Quatre Motets sur des thèmes grégoriens, Op. 10. Composed Maurice Duruflé. “Ubi Caritas” features on the GSA Choir’s debut CD, “Lines and Spaces“. Featuring works by Elgar, Rachmaninoff and Lauridsen, the album showcases some of the most powerful, moving and magical examples of choral writing from the past century.

The Herald says of the album, “[The] material is wide and challenging…and the recording..is high quality, with some fine..accompaniment”. Order now from goo.gl/DFBdNY

Light Through Tall Windows – world première recording extract

In June 2016 the Glasgow School of Art Choir recorded a brand new choral work, written about the Mackintosh Building, in the Mackintosh Library. The piece, entitled “Light Through Tall Windows” was written as a response to the fire which partially damaged the Mackintosh Building in 2014, and is a collaboration between two GSA alumni: writer and broadcaster, Muriel Gray (lyricist), and Jamie Sansbury, founder and Musical Director of the GSA Choir (composer).

The work was released in March 2017 and is being sold to raise money for the Mackintosh Campus Appeal. It is available from the choir website as a physical compact disc and as an mp3 download.

Shine a Light on Me

In December 2014 the choir was invited to perform the backing vocals on Glasgow-based, singer-songwriter, Raymond Meade’s new album, “Whydolise?”.  The choir features on the final track, ‘Shine a Light on Me’, alongside the Cairn String Quartet, Raymond and his band. The album was released on 15 May 2015. More information can be found here.

Making It New

On Wednesday 9th April 2014 the latest addition to The Glasgow School of Art campus – the Reid Building- was formally opened. At a ceremony attended by Robbie Coltrane, numerous dignitaries and the national press, a variety of events and celebrations were held throughout the day, one of which was a very special performance by the GSA Choir, the world première of “Making It New”. With lyrics by the then Scots Makar, Liz Lochhead, and music by well-known composer, Ken Johnston the piece was made possible with the help of Creative Scotland funding.