Following a highly acclaimed Christmas Concert, rehearsals have recommenced on Wednesday evenings. Despite 2018 being heralded with snow and wintry blasts, in the choir’s heart it’s certainly Spring or perhaps even Summer as we prepare for performing once again at the Glasgow Music Festival in March and the Summer Concert in June.
This year’s Summer Concert will feature another varied range of musical styles from Classical to Rock with solo and sectional performances. Although some months away, put the date in your diary. Then check the website again after Easter for information on ticket sales so you can book a seat at the Concert on Sunday 18th June 2018 at 7.00pm in St John’s Renfield Church, Beaconsfield Road, Kelvindale. In the meantime come along to the Glasgow Music Festival in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Tuesday 13th March 2018 at 7.00pm to hear and support the Choir perform in the Mixed Choirs Class.
Bright, cold and crisp mornings herald the change of season from Autumn to Winter and the approach of Christmas. Preparations for the choir’s Christmas Concert began towards the end of another season, this year’s dismal summer. However, this year’s bumper Concert will be full of joy and good cheer making it a must go destination for music lovers and those wishing to be uplifted with the spirit and expectation of the great Winter and Christian Festival to come. So put the date in your diary now and ensure you have your tickets for the 2017 Mackintosh Choir Christmas Concert on Sunday 10th December!
The larger programme will feature a range of traditional and contemporary carols with many familiar and well known settings. Also, as the Choir’s repertoire expands, there will a number of new carols, including a very beautiful Swedish Carol and some unfamiliar settings of traditonal carols. The Carols include works or arrangments by John Rutter, Our Patron, Roger Emerson, Frode Fjellheim, Herbert Chappell, Michael Head, Leonard Cohen, Ray Charles, Howard Blake, Philip Ledger, Irving Berlin, Don Besig, Julia Gold and Peter Wilhousky with audience participation in a few favourite well known carols.
Tickets priced £10 each, children 12 and under go Free, are now on sale and can be purchased from any member of the choir.
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Christmas comes early for many choirs and The Mackintosh Choir being no exception has begun the new season of rehearsals with carols which will feature in the Christmas Concert. This will be on Sunday 10th December at 7.00pm in St John’s-Renfield Church. Before then, every Wednesday evening the Choir will be rehearsing the carols for the programme, including a range of new works for the Choir, some old favourites and others from the repertoire now building up as the Choir matures.
The new challenges will be additional Sectional performances with one or two Sections performing on their own and for individual members who are chosen to perform solo at the Concert. The range of music and performance styles should add to the interest and variety of the Concert for the audience. In the meantime, rehearsals continue under the direction of Musical Director, Paul Keohone, ably assisted by Accompanist, Gordon Cree.
If you would like to join the Choir, there are still places for Tenors and Basses and a waiting list for Sopranos and Altos. If interested, please contact the Secretary using the Contact tab.
Information regarding Ticket Sales for the Concert will be published in due course.