Glasgow Phoenix Choir Concert
THE GLASGOW PHOENIX CHOIR is delighted to be performing a concert once more in the Devonvale Hall.
The choir rose out of the ashes of the world-famous Glasgow Orpheus Choir and this year celebrates a total of 116 years of choral excellence. 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 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.
The Devonvale Hall opened in 1940 and its first concert was performed by Orlando and His Orchestra. The hall was gifted to the workers of the ‘Devonvale’ factory by Samuel Jones. The factory, which was one of the most prominent manufacturers in the area, produced coated papers for sweet-wrapping and duplicating and produced gummed-paper sold under the Butterfly Brand trademark – the butterfly of the title was the Camberwell Beauty an image of which can still be seen above the entrance to this beautiful hall. Following council budget cuts, the hall was closed but is now run by a group of dedicated volunteers. The proceeds from this concert will go towards ongoing work required to maintain the hall. RECORDINGS Glasgow Phoenix Choir recordings receive regular play on local and national radio stations. Our latest recording is a special postcard CD of Scottish songs, recorded in St Andrew’s RC Metropolitan Cathedral, Glasgow. All proceeds from this CD will benefit the St Andrew’s Hospice, Lanarkshire, which this year celebrates 30 years of service to the community and which is currently in need of refurbishment and restoration, to support patients and their families. Sponsorship by CO-OP 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 Strathpeffer, Elgin and on the Isle of Skye and our latest CD was also made possible because of our sponsorship. 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.
Date and venue
|Starts:||Saturday 22nd April 2017 at 7:00pm|