The choir has now resumed from its summer break and at the first rehearsal of our 68th. season we honoured Bill Forrest who first joined the choir, in the tenor section, in the choir’s 8th. season ! An astonishing 60 continuous years of choral singing with the Glasgow Phoenix Choir. For the occasion we trawled the choir archives and were able to present Bill with his original application form to join the choir, framed. Interesting to note that the form confirmed the annual subscription for the choir in 1958 was 1 guinea (£1.05p to you and me) !
Well done Bill and we look forward to singing with you for many more years yet.
We are delighted to announce that Bob Chilcott has accepted the position of Honorary President of the Glasgow Phoenix Choir. Bob, described as “a contemporary hero of British Choral music” has always been immersed in the choral tradition of this country.
A professional singer and one time member of the King’s Singers for twelve years , he became a full-time composer in 1997. He has produced a large catalogue of music for all types of choirs and the Phoenix regularly sings many of his compositions and arrangements in concert. He has worked with many thousands of singers in Britain over the last eighteen years. We are tremendously proud that, in his busy schedule, he has agreed to be our Honorary President and we look forward to a long and fruitful association.