Over the years the choir has made over 30 recordings, a third of them in the last 10 years. The most recent are featured here on this page and are available from ourselves directly, or in HMV and other record stores. For a comprehensive list of recordings and details on how to order, click the following links:
“Stunningly beautiful Music – Music to lift the Soul”
Recorded live in the wonderful acoustic of St.Andrew’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Glasgow. This recording marks the 30th. Anniversary of St.Andrew’s Hospice, Airdrie and raises awareness of their Capital Appeal for £9 million pounds to rebuild the hospice to meet the needs of the modern era. Proceeds from the sale of this CD will benefit both St.Andrew’s Hospice and St.Andrew’s Cathedral.
Recorded live in front of a large and appreciative audience in the historic St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall in Orkney.
The choir were delighted to be able to make the long journey to Orkney and receive permission to both perform and record in this historic cathedral. The choir of 70 singers had the opportunity to sing with the magnificent Organ and sounded uplifting in the special acoustic of St Magnus. This recording is the latest in a new series of recordings that continue to mark the now 115 years of choral excellence – 65 years of the Glasgow Phoenix Choir and 50 years of its predecessor The Glasgow Orpheus Choir.
The recording is made possible thanks to the generous support of Co-Op Funeralcare and The Vivian Angus Bequest.
Recorded live in front of an international audience in historic Iona Abbey. The stormy weather raging outside adds to the unique atmospheric quality of a memorable Sunday afternoon as the howling wind can be heard throughout the fabric of the building.
Visiting one of the holiest places in Scotland on the wildest edge of Europe, this Diamond Jubilee recording marks 110 years of choral excellence – 60 years of the Glasgow Phoenix Choir and 50 years of its predecessor the Glasgow Orpheus Choir.
The recording is made possible thanks to the generous support of Co-op Funeralcare and the Vivian Angus Bequest. CD Cover: Foam And Spray, North End, Iona – ‘JOLOMO’ ; John Lowrie Morrison OBE
1. Highland Cathedral – arr C Murdoch 2. Iona Boat Song – Hugh S Roberton [Curwen] 3. Pacem – Lee Dengler [ Harold Flamer Music (Swaawnee Press Inc) 4. Iona Carol – Emund Walters / Peter Kennerley [Roberton Publications – Paraclete Press]] 5. Scots Wha Hae – Trad. Arr. C S Wylie [Bayley & Ferguson Ltd.]
Recorded live in front an international audience in Iona Abbey, on Sunday 29th May 2011, in one long take. The stormy winds outside provided various howls and whistles in the fabric of the building heard throughout the recording. Visiting one of the holiest places in Scotland, on the wildest edge of Europe, these Diamond Jubilee recordings mark 110 years of choral excellence – 60 years of the Glasgow Phoenix Choir and 50 years of its predecessor the Glasgow Orpheus Choir.
This recording was made possible thanks to the support of Co-op Funeralcare and the Vivian Angus Bequest.
PRODUCED: Ian Smith ENGINEERED: Geoff Allan of Cava Sound Studios
This recording, the choir’s 34th and made in conjunction with The Co-operative Funeralcare Band, was inspired by the sensitive work of Co-op Funeralcare in seeking to source a CD of music that could bring solace and comfort to many. The choir would like to acknowledge the input, support and encouragement of the staff at Co-op Funeralcare who made this CD possible. Co-op Funeralcare uniquely sponsors both band and choir and is dedicated to serving communities throughout the United Kingdom.
Abide With Me music W Monk, lyrics H Lyte, arr Salvation Army Hymn Book
You’ll Never Walk Alone R Rogers & O Hammerstein arr Cameron Murdoch
Softly as I leave You A de Vita & H Shaper arr Alan Sommons (Edizioni Curci)
Amazing Grace J Newton Arr Cameron Murdoch (Tenor William Hillan)
The Lord is My Shepherd Crimond
Ave Maria F Schubert (Schirmer)(Soprano Elaine McIlree)
“Largo”, Symphony No. 9 “New World” A Dvořák arr G Langford (Chandos Music)
Fields of Gold G M Sumner arr Roger Emmerson (Hal Leonard Corp.)
My Heart Will Go On Music J Horner, Lyrics W Jennings arr A Billingsley (Hal Leonard Corp.)
Pie Jesu A Lloyd Webber (Sopranos Elizabeth Dingwall & Elaine McIlree) (Hal Leonard Corp.)
Nimrod (Enigma Variations) E Elgar arr Eric Ball (Novello)
You Raise Me Up R Loveland & B Graham arr Teena Chinn (Belwin/Universal)
Wind Beneath My Wings L Henley & J Silbar arr Cameron Murdoch
Pie Jesu G Fauré (Soprano Elizabeth Dingwall) (United Music)
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring J S Bach arr W G Whittaker (Oxford University Press)
Jerusalem Music H Parry Lyrics W Blake arr L A Hughes (Wild Woods Music)
The choir has been very fortunate to be able to record live in Rosslyn Chapel, famous for its links to the Knights Templar and featured in the novel “The Da Vinci Code”. This album, the 33rd, was released in October 2006. The varied programme includes songs of inspiration and songs of praise.
Sanctus (The Armed Man) Karl Jenkins, Boosey & Hawkes Publishers
Benedictus (The Armed Man) Karl Jenkins, Boosey & Hawkes Publishers
Agnus Dei (The Armed Man) Karl Jenkins, Boosey & Hawkes Publishers
The Lamb John Tavener, Chester Music
Cantique de Jean Racine Gabriel Fauré, Oxford University Press
Panis Angelicus (Tenor William Hillan), Cesar Franck, Oxford University Press
There is no Rose Benjamin Britten, Boosey & Hawkes
O Holy Night (Soprano Elizabeth Dingwall), Adolphe Adam, Novello & Co
Festival Sanctus John Leavitt, Beam Me Up Music
If Music Be the Food of Love (Tenor Sandy Mitchell) – Andy Beck/Alfred Publishing
The Londonderry Air Arr Bob Chilcott, Oxford University Press
Softly as I Leave You Alan Simmons, Alan Simmons Music
Sing No Sad Song for Me Douglas E Wagner/C Rossetti, Santa Barbara Music Pub.
You Raise Me Up Arr Teena Chinn, Peermusic (UK) Ltd/Universal Music Publishing Ltd
This, the Choir’s 32nd recording is completely unique being recorded ‘live’ in lona Abbey by special permission of Historic Scotland and the lona Community in May 2004. The serene and sacred atmosphere of this most holy of settings in Scotland, a place of pilgrimage visited by people from throughout the world, inspired both singers and audience alike. Now for the first time ever there is available a live recording of religious and secular music, both classical and modern, including songs especially associated with Iona and its neighbouring island of Mull. Let the music transport you back to lona – our performance started with Scottish repertoire and then developed into one of those profound occasions when the sun shone, the birds sang and the sound of heavenly voices filled this remote and magnificent setting. Surely this recording is a must have souvenir of Iona & Mull.
Bunessan (Morning Has Broken) trad-Eleanor Farjon/Eleanor Farjon Dec’d
Iona Edmund Walters/Peter Kennerly/Paraclete Press
Iona Boat Song trad Arr Sir Hugh Roberton/Roberton Publications
Highland Cathedral Arr Cameron Murdoch, Roever/Korb Gema/Universal/MCA Music Ltd
Kyrie Eleison John Leavitt
Pie Jesu (Soprano Elizabeth Dingwall) John Rutter/Oxford University Press
The Lamb John Tavener/William Blake Chester Music
Ave Maria (sopranos Elizabeth Dingwall, Katie Hamilton) Tolga Kashif & Julian Kershaw Eaton Music
Ave Verum Corpus W A Mozart
*Bogoroditse Devo (Ave Maria) Rachmaninov (Vespers of the Blessed Virgin)/Hawkes & Son (London) Ltd
*Taladh Chriosta (Lullaby of Christ) (Sung in Scottish Gaelic by soprano Elaine McIlree) John Hearne/Longship Music
Clare Benediction John Rutter/Oxford University Press
All in the April Evening (Sir Hugh Roberton/Tynan)/ Roberton Publications
God So Loved the World Bob Chilcott/Oxford University Press
The Singer (soprano Elaine McIlree) Michael Head/Bronnie Taylor Oxford University Press
Highland Mary (Robert Burns Arr. J Mulholland/ James Mulholland
Scots Wha Hae trad Arr C S Wylie/Bayley & Ferguson
The Glasgow Phoenix Choir is proud to share this selection of music that has been specially chosen to provide comfort and solace. The tracks have been selected by Co-op Funeralcare from its most requested pieces of music. The choir is delighted to present these Songs of Solace together with its guests The Co-op Funeralcare band. This recording is enjoyable in its entirety or may include that special piece which is important to you or a loved one.