THE GLASGOW PHOENIX CHOIR is delighted to be performing a concert in Strathpeffer Pavilion as part of our Highland Tour. The Glasgow Phoenix Choir rose out of the ashes of the world famous Glasgow Orpheus Choir and this year celebrates 116 years of choral excellence 66 years as the Glasgow Phoenix Choir and 50 years as the Glasgow Orpheus Choir. The choir flourishes under the guidance of our conductor Marilyn J Smith MBE and Cameron Murdoch, accompanist and depute conductor. The choir performs over 20 concerts per year, taking its special blend of choral music on tour, both in the UK and in Europe. The choir's reputation continues to grow as it performs traditional choral pieces from sacred to modern.
RECORDINGS Glasgow Phoenix Choir recordings receive regular play on local and national radio stations. Two new CDs, recorded during our recent trip to Orkney, were released in April 2016. The first is a postcard CD recorded in the Italian Chapel, Orkney and proceeds will be used to support the chapel; the second was recorded in front of a live audience in St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall. These recordings were made possible due to the sponsorship of The Co-operative Funeralcare and the Vivien Angus Bequest.
Sponsorship by The CO-OPERATIVE FUNERALCARE allows the Choir to take on more fund-raising concerts for many worthy causes such as this and to travel further afield. Our most recent tour allowed us to take part in concerts to raise funds for local charities in Thurso, and to support the Italian Chapel and St Magnus Cathedral, in the Orkney Islands. The choir has itself raised over £1.5M for many charities in the 66 years of its existence which resulted in the award of the Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotary International.