Founded in 1952 by Professor Frederick Rimmer, the University of Glasgow Chapel Choir comprises 32 auditioned singers of mixed voices. The choir is directed by James Grossmith, who is also Chorus Master of Scottish Opera. The Chapel Choir is engaged in concert work both in and around Glasgow, and further afield. Under the direction of Professor John Butt, the Choir has participated in performances of Bach’s John Passion
and B minor Mass
, and most recently, Bach’s Magnificat
and Handel’s Dixit Dominus
. Along with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by their own Musical Director James Grossmith, the Choir premiered Ronald Stevenson’s Praise of Ben Dorain
at the Celtic Connections festival in January 2008.
As well as singing at services and recitals of sacred music held in the University Chapel, the Chapel Choir gives regular radio broadcasts and concerts and has recorded several albums.