New Season – New Works – New Challenges

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.

‘Swing Into Summer’

Following another successful performance at the Glasgow Music Festival in March, at which the Choir came second in its category just being pipped by one point by another respected community choir from Glasgow, Merchant Voices, the Choir is now busy rehearsing for a number of appearances in spring and early summer. First will be a guest appearance with The Glasgow Phoenix Choir at a Gala Charity Concert in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Friday 19th May 2017 at 7.30pm. Tickets priced £10 – £17 can be obtained from the Box Office at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. All proceeds from this Concert will be donated to The Royal British Legion and Poppyscotland.

Next up will be the Choir’s Summer Concert ‘Swing into Summer’ which will be held in St John’s-Renfield Church, 22 Beaconsfield Road, Kelvindale, G2 0NY on Sunday 18th June 2017 at 7.00pm. The programme will include works by Mozart, Karl Jenkins, Bob Chilcott, Howard Goodall, Verdi and a new work written for the choir by Claire Griffin. Tickets priced £10 each (children under 12 are free) are available from members of the choir or from:-

During the week 19th – 25th June 2017, the Choir will be contributing to a National Theatre of Scotland community engagement production entitled ‘Submarine Time Machine’. This will take place on the Forth & Clyde Canal at 125 Craighall Road near the NTS Rockvilla Centre. There will be schools performances on Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd June from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Full performances for the general public will commence on Friday 23rd June from 7.00pm to 9.00pm and continue on Saturday 24th June from 11.00am to 1.00pm and from 2.30pm to 4.30pm with two further performances at the same times on Sunday 25th June. FREE ENTRY to all performances..

The Mackintosh Choir enters the Glasgow Music Festival

On Tuesday 14th March 2017 at 7.30pm, the Choir will be competing once again in the Glasgow Music Festival in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. This year will perhaps be even more of a challenge for the Choir as it seeks to retain its position of first in its class gained at last year’s event. Come along and hear the choir and some of the other magnificent choirs from around Glasgow as they perform two contrasting pieces attempting to out do their rivals in the Mixed Choirs Class to be judged the best in class. Tickets priced £5 Adult and £3 Child may be purchased at the venue.