Glasgow Phoenix Choir - Govan Old : The People's Cathedral - Postcard CD

Govan Old – The People’s Cathedral (Postcard CD)

Recorded in Govan Old in front of a live audience, this is the latest in a series of Postcard CDs marking 118 years of choral excellence; 68 years of the Glasgow Phoenix Choir and 50 years of the Phoenix’s progenitor, Glasgow Orpheus Choir. The choir was delighted to perform in the People’s Cathedral to support The Govan Stones and The Govan Heritage Trust.


  1. Love Divine                                          (Wesley/Goodall) Faber Music Ltd.
  2. The Ground                                          (Gjielo) Walton Music
  3. Iona                                                    (Kennerley/Walters) Elkin William Music Services
  4. Song of the Clyde – Soloist: Bill Forrest  (Bell/Gourlay) Kerrs Music Corp Ltd.
  5. Seal Lullaby                                         (Kipling/Whitacre) Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishing Ltd.
  6. Clare Benediction                                 (Rutter) Oxford University Press
  7. Psalm 150                                           (Franck Arr:Chambers) Novello & Co.Ltd.

The proceeds of this recording will benefit The Govan Stones and The Govan Heritage Trust. The recording was made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Vivian Angus Bequest, the Connor family and Clachan Hydro Scheme.

St.Andrew’s Cathedral Postcard CD

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.


  1. Scots Wha Hae  arr. C.S.Wylie
  2. Flower of Scotland  arr. Cameron Murdoch
  3. A Red, Red Rose  arr. J Mulholland
  4. Caledonia  arr. Gordon Cree
  5. Amazing Grace  arr. Cameron Murdoch
  6. Highland Cathedral  arr. Cameron Murdoch

The Italian Chapel – Postcard CD

Recorded in the Italian Chapel on the island of Lamb Holm in Orkney, proceeds from the sale of this CD will go towards the upkeep and maintenance of this remarkable building.

  1. Immortal Invisible God Only Wise St Denio (Joanna)
  2. Because We Believe Bocelli , Peermusic UK Ltd, Universal / MCA Music
  3. The Prayer (Arr Teena Chinn)/Belwin /Universal / MCA Music
  4. Kyrie (John Levitt) / Maecenas Music
  5. Pacem (Lee Dengler) Chester Music
  6. The Ground (Ola Gjeilo) Walton Music

Orkney St Magnus 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 118 years of choral excellence – 68 years of the Glasgow Phoenix Choir and 50 years of its predecessor The Glasgow Orpheus Choir.

The recording was made possible thanks to the generous support of Co-Op Funeralcare and The Vivian Angus Bequest.



  1. Zadok the Priest
  2. Benedictus – from The Armed Man
  3. Libera Me: Choir & Baritone solo
  4. In Paradisum – Faure’s Requiem
  5. The Lord is My Shepherd
  6. The Holy City
  7. Kum Ba Yah
  8. Obey the Spirit of the Lord
  9. Highland Cathedral
  10. Orkney Lullaby
  11. The Seal Lullaby
  12. All in the April Evening
  13. Eternity
  14. The Road Home
  15. A Medley of Songs from World War I
  16. Battle Hymn of the Republic

Requiem: Gabriel Fauré

Requiem: Gabriel Fauré

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 was 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. Introït et Kyrie
  2. Offertoire
  3. Sanctus
  4. Pie Jesu
  5. Agnus Dei
  6. Libera Me
  7. In Paradisum

Iona Abbey – Postcard CD

Recorded in Iona Abbey 

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.

ENGINEERED: Geoff Allan of Cava Sound Studios

Songs of Solace

Songs of Solace – “Softly As I Leave You”

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.



  1. Abide With Me music W Monk, lyrics H Lyte, arr Salvation Army Hymn Book
  2. You’ll Never Walk Alone R Rogers & O Hammerstein arr Cameron Murdoch
  3. Softly as I leave You A de Vita & H Shaper arr Alan Sommons (Edizioni Curci)
  4. Amazing Grace J Newton Arr Cameron Murdoch (Tenor William Hillan)
  5. The Lord is My Shepherd Crimond
  6. Ave Maria F Schubert (Schirmer) (Soprano Elaine McIlree)
  7. “Largo”, Symphony No. 9 “New World” A Dvořák arr G Langford (Chandos Music)
  8. Fields of Gold G M Sumner arr Roger Emmerson (Hal Leonard Corp.)
  9. My Heart Will Go On Music J Horner, Lyrics W Jennings arr A Billingsley (Hal Leonard Corp.)
  10. Pie Jesu A Lloyd Webber (Sopranos Elizabeth Dingwall & Elaine McIlree) (Hal Leonard Corp.)
  11. Nimrod (Enigma Variations) E Elgar arr Eric Ball (Novello)
  12. You Raise Me Up R Loveland & B Graham arr Teena Chinn (Belwin/Universal)
  13. Wind Beneath My Wings L Henley & J Silbar arr Cameron Murdoch
  14. Pie Jesu G Fauré (Soprano Elizabeth Dingwall) (United Music)
  15. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring J S Bach arr W G Whittaker (Oxford University Press)
  16. Jerusalem Music H Parry Lyrics W Blake arr L A Hughes (Wild Woods Music)

Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel

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.



  1. Sanctus (The Armed Man) Karl Jenkins, Boosey & Hawkes Publishers
  2. Benedictus (The Armed Man) Karl Jenkins, Boosey & Hawkes Publishers
  3. Agnus Dei (The Armed Man) Karl Jenkins, Boosey & Hawkes Publishers
  4. The Lamb John Tavener, Chester Music
  5. Cantique de Jean Racine Gabriel Fauré, Oxford University Press
  6. Panis Angelicus (Tenor William Hillan), Cesar Franck, Oxford University Press
  7. There is no Rose Benjamin Britten, Boosey & Hawkes
  8. O Holy Night (Soprano Elizabeth Dingwall), Adolphe Adam, Novello & Co
  9. Festival Sanctus John Leavitt, Beam Me Up Music
  10. If Music Be the Food of Love (Tenor Sandy Mitchell) – Andy Beck/Alfred Publishing
  11. The Londonderry Air Arr Bob Chilcott, Oxford University Press
  12. Softly as I Leave You Alan Simmons, Alan Simmons Music
  13. Sing No Sad Song for Me Douglas E Wagner/C Rossetti, Santa Barbara Music Pub.
  14. You Raise Me Up Arr Teena Chinn, Peermusic (UK) Ltd/Universal Music Publishing Ltd
  15. Sing Hallelujah Praise the Lord John Leavitt

Iona Abbey

Iona Abbey

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.



  1. Bunessan (Morning Has Broken) trad-Eleanor Farjon/Eleanor Farjon Dec’d
  2. Iona Edmund Walters/Peter Kennerly/Paraclete Press
  3. Iona Boat Song trad Arr Sir Hugh Roberton/Roberton Publications
  4. Highland Cathedral Arr Cameron Murdoch, Roever/Korb Gema/Universal/MCA Music Ltd
  5. Kyrie Eleison John Leavitt
  6. Pie Jesu (Soprano Elizabeth Dingwall) John Rutter/Oxford University Press
  7. The Lamb John Tavener/William Blake Chester Music
  8. Ave Maria (sopranos Elizabeth Dingwall, Katie Hamilton) Tolga Kashif & Julian Kershaw Eaton Music
  9. Ave Verum Corpus W A Mozart
  10. *Bogoroditse Devo (Ave Maria) Rachmaninov (Vespers of the Blessed Virgin)/Hawkes & Son (London) Ltd
  11. *Taladh Chriosta (Lullaby of Christ) (Sung in Scottish Gaelic by soprano Elaine McIlree) John Hearne/Longship Music
  12. Clare Benediction John Rutter/Oxford University Press
  13. All in the April Evening (Sir Hugh Roberton/Tynan)/ Roberton Publications
  14. God So Loved the World Bob Chilcott/Oxford University Press
  15. The Singer (soprano Elaine McIlree) Michael Head/Bronnie Taylor Oxford University Press
  16. Highland Mary (Robert Burns Arr. J Mulholland/ James Mulholland
  17. Scots Wha Hae trad Arr C S Wylie/Bayley & Ferguson

*conducted by Cameron Murdoch

Songs of Comfort

Songs of Comfort

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.



  1. Praise my Soul
  2. Ave Verum Corpus
  3. Make Me a Channel of Thy Peace
  4. The Lord is My Shepherd (Crimond)
  5. Pacem
  6. Adagio
  7. The Lily and the Rose
  8. Love Divine
  9. How Great Thou Art
  10. Largo
  11. Londonderry Air
  12. Thankful
  13. When I Hear Music
  14. How Can I Keep From Singing
  15. Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah