Season 2018 – 2019

Golden Jubilee

December 2018 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the formation of the Bearsden Choir. To celebrate this Golden Jubilee, the choir is planning a programme of special events, the highlights of which will be two gala concerts.

The first concert will be a performance of Handel’s Messiah. This was the very first piece performed by the Choir back in December 1968 and it seemed fitting to mark this very special anniversary with a golden jubilee performance.

Glasgow City halls is the venue, on Sunday 16 December 2018 at 4:00pm.

Bach B Minor Mass

The fiftieth anniversary season will end in May 2019 with a second gala concert when the Choir will perform Bach’s B Minor Mass. Glasgow City Halls is once again the venue.

Glasgow City halls is the venue, on Sunday 19th May 2019 at 7:30pm.

Bearsden Choir is now acknowledged as one of the most gifted choirs in Scotland, performing a wide ranging repertoire and that to the very highest standards. The choir represents Scotland at the highest level of music making.

One of the distinctive features of Bearsden Choir is their passionate commitment to young people and to their choral education. In October 2016, the choir was joined by 280 pupils from 11 schools, 4 professional soloists and the orchestra of The RCS, under the baton of Andrew Nunn to sing the Haydn Nelson Mass in the City Halls. This was an experience that these students would not have enjoyed had it not been for the foresight and hard work of all at Bearsden Choir and we hope that this event may have sparked an enduring interest in choral singing.

However, the costs associated with the above event, indeed with any concert production are huge and hence our appeal to you.

As we approach our 50th Anniversary in 2018 we are launching a 50th Anniversary Appeal. This is an appeal that seeks to secure private sponsorship and donations to allow the choir to continue making a mark on Scotland’s musical landscape for another fifty years and to continue to inspire the next generation of choral singers in Scotland.

If you think you might be interested in being associated with and contributing to our 50th Anniversary Appeal, or if you would like to join the choir, please get in touch with the Chairman, John Wotton, either by emailing him direct or through the choir website.

Next Event

The Messiah G.F.Handel

December 16th 2018 – Glasgow City Halls – 4:00pm The Messiah  George Frideric Handel  Embracing the iconic Hallelujah Chorus, G. F. Handel’s Messiah is one of the most famous, most performed pieces of classical music – how well do you know Messiah? G F Handel  1685 – 1759 Handel was born in Germany. In 1710 he moved to […]

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