The Glasgow Phoenix Choir is delighted to return to perform a concert in Shawlands Trinity Church in support of both the church and Lepra. The Glasgow Phoenix Choir rose out of the ashes of the world-famous Glasgow Orpheus Choir and this year celebrates 122 years of choral excellence 72 years as the Glasgow Phoenix Choir and 50 years as the Glasgow Orpheus Choir. The choir is directed by our conductor, Cameron Murdoch.
Cameron joined us in 1987 as Accompanist and Depute Conductor and is an Honours graduate in music from the University of Glasgow who also studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He regularly plays harpsichord and piano with various musical ensembles and performs throughout the British Isles. Cameron is also Organist and Choir Master of St. John's Renfield Church in Glasgow's West End. Many of the pieces in the current Phoenix repertoire were arranged by Cameron.
The Glasgow Phoenix Choir performs over 20 concerts per year and each involves a range of music from choral standards to new music and, in addition, we feature many delightful solo performances by choir members.
Lepra is a UK-based international charity working to beat leprosy. This disease affects the most vulnerable people in the world, causing life-changing disabilities. More than 600 people are diagnosed and start treatment each day, over 50 of these are children. Due to fear and lack of knowledge, there are over 3 million people across the world living with undiagnosed leprosy and every day the disease causes more damage to their health, livelihood and future, but there is a cure. Through raising awareness, prevention, treatment and follow-up, we support people so that they can have normal lives. We are also actively involved in the strengthening of health systems and assist local governments in their leprosy management programmes.