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Area: City of Glasgow

www.collegeofpiping.org

‘Since the College was established formally in 1944, thousands of pupils have had the benefits of our teaching experience ... Classes are held in the evening, day time and in weekly or fortnightly blocks. Using the College’s highly acclaimed tutor books, students are slowly and surely taken through every aspect of what constitutes good piping: technique, expression and bagpipe sound. All courses lead towards College of Piping or PDQB/SQA exams. Our instructors are some of the very best in the piping world.’

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www.gla.ac.uk/subjects/music/

‘We offer a wide range of degree programmes that will suit you whether you're seeking a career as a musician, would like to work in the music industries or arts and cultural sector, or if you're interested in the links music has with contemporary culture, history, creativity and the digital world. By studying with us, you will benefit from opportunities to take work placements within Glasgow's legendary music scene; learn from award-winning professional musicians and musical scholars, and get the chance to pursue your musical interests through researching, performing, composing, and exploring musical technology.’

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Also indexedUniversity of Glasgow
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www.jazzfest.co.uk

'Brings its annual supply of world-class musicians and upcoming superstars to the City's already vibrant jazz scene ... Our Community & Education Fund is an initiative that incorporates community and education concerts & workshops that educate people of all ages in jazz music, allowing them to try out new instruments and experience live jazz music.' Held in Mid June.

Category:Jazz Festivals
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glasgowmusicfestival.org

‘An annual festival featuring over 7,000 amateur performers ... Bands, orchestras, choirs, ensembles and hundreds of soloists perform and are appraised by a team of leading professional adjudicators ... Events include: Choral Evening, Band Nights and schools’ music days. Come and enjoy the performances, and compare your views with the adjudicator’s assessment! All sessions are open to the public and halls may be entered at any time appropriate to the performance in progress.’ Held Early - Mid March.

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www.iao.org.uk/glasgow/

‘Established in 1911. Our membership includes organists, church musicians and those who simply enjoy organ music. There are normally five meetings per year, all of which are open to non-members, and designed to meet the Society’s objectives - the education of its members and the public in the art of music, with special reference to organ and choral music.’

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www.thepipingcentre.co.uk

‘We offer world class tuition at all levels and in all teaching styles to suit your needs and location ... With many different ways you can learn, whatever your level, you can take your piping forward with our World Class instructors.’

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www.partickfolkclub.org.uk

'Meets on the last Friday of every month. Music played includes traditional, folk, acoustic, americana and blues.'

Category:Folk Clubs
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www.phas.org.uk

‘For over fifty years Pollok House Arts Society (PHAS) has been bringing world class artists to perform in the intimate surroundings of Pollok House. The society owns its own Steinway concert grand piano, the king of concert pianos since the 1880s. This has paved the way for some amazing concerts ... The Society’s programme is funded by ticket sales, subscriptions, donations from supporters, fundraising events and is grateful to Creative Scotland through Enterprise Music Scotland for a generous grant ...’

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www.rcs.ac.uk/box-office

'Scotland’s national centre of professional vocational training in performance arts. Our location is the heart of Glasgow; our orientation is the contemporary international scene. We are leading the way as one of Europe’s top conservatoires, offering a rare breadth of artistic disciplines.'

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www.scottishcinemaorgantrust.org.uk

'Charitable organisation founded to promote interest in the Cinema Organ as an entertainment art form. The aim of the trust is to provide information about the world of the cinema organ in Scotland ... The Trust are the proud owners of Scotland's only operational WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ. The technical team dedicate 2 days a week to restoring and maintaining a musical instrument now well into its 8th decade!'

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www.scottishinternationalpianocompetition.com

'What is now The Scottish International Piano Competition was originally established in 1986 as a memorial to Frederic Lamond and the First Prize of the Competition carries with it the Frederic Lamond Gold Medal ...'. Triennial. Held September 2017.

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www.aceconcerts.org.uk

'The large chorus, made up from a friendly group of 150 enthusiastic singers, is joined by a large professional orchestra and together ACE perform an annual concert featuring a variety of songs from well known stage musicals to middle-of-the-road, old familiar classics and the occasional surprise.'

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www.bbc.co.uk/bbcsso

‘Formed in December 1935, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra is Scotland’s national broadcasting orchestra and performs to large and enthusiastic audiences in venues throughout the country. It has been at the heart of the nation’s cultural life for many years and has a well-earned reputation for its creative ambition, its pioneering spirit and wide range of repertoire. It maintains a busy schedule of broadcasts for BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Television, and Online.‘

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cogwo.org.uk

‘Founded in 1982 as the YMCA Glasgow Wind Orchestra ... In 2017, the band formally changed its name to The City of Glasgow Wind Orchestra. We continue to give concerts throughout the year and the number of players is at an all time high ... Our membership includes youth and experience — a wide range of ages and musical backgrounds. Our repertoire is extensive – Marches, Overtures, Classical Music, music from Stage and Screen, Solo Features, and Contemporary pieces all feature. We are not a competing band, but find other opportunities to play. We give concerts in and around the Glasgow area and are invited to all sorts of venues and events.’

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www.gco.org.uk

‘An amateur orchestra ... founded 1966 ... We give 3 main concerts each year in March, June and November ... The GCO has built an enviable reputation as one of the leading amateur orchestras in Scotland, and continues to attract some of the best amateur musicians in the region ... The orchestra is run on an entirely voluntary basis by the musicians themselves, with member subscriptions geared to enable players in all financial circumstances to take part. Orchestra members are drawn from all walks of life and from all over the central belt of Scotland.’

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www.glasgowlyric.org.uk

‘If you'd like to come and make music in a supportive and friendly atmosphere, then the Glasgow Lyric Choir is for you. We sing a wide range of choral works from all eras ... New members are always welcome. If you are interested in joining us, why not come along and take part first of all in a few rehearsals - after which you will be invited to a short, informal audition with the conductor. No-one else will be present. You'll be encouraged to sing through a few vocal exercises (and perhaps something of your own choosing) in order that he can decide how your voice will fit into the choir. This will be done in a very relaxed manner!’

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www.gos.org.uk

‘Founded in 1870, is a symphony orchestra with about 70 members. Our repertoire covers a wide range of music, from the classical era to the present day, including new works ...  and choral works with local choirs. We are a non-auditioning orchestra and we enjoy making music to the highest standards and having as much fun as possible in the process! We are very fortunate to have a number of different conductors for our concerts, each bringing their own personality and distinctive style to our rehearsals and performances. We give four concerts a year.’

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glasphilmvc.org.uk

‘We are a Male Voice Choir with about 60 active Choristers, divided into the normal Sections used by Male Voice arrangements: First Tenor, Second Tenor, Baritone and (Second) Bass ... We are based in Glasgow, as our name suggests, but our members are from all parts of West and Central Scotland, and we meet in Glasgow every week for rehearsal during the Winter (September to May).’ The Choir runs a ‘Scholarship Scheme for young men in 5th or 6th year at school ... in return for attending rehearsals and performing in Concerts’.

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www.phoenixchoir.org

‘Our repertoire is wide and varied covering West End/Broadway musicals, operatic choruses, classical pieces, Scottish songs, sacred music, "easy listening" and humour, and a typical concert will cover most or all of these genres in one night! We are also fortunate to have some fine soloists too. We are not a religious/church or Cathedral choir, and neither are we a choral society or orchestral/theatrical chorus, though we have elements of all of these in our catalogue.‘

Category:City of Glasgow
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gsachoir.com

‘A non-auditioned ensemble of 115 singers ... Although our ensemble is closely affiliated with The Glasgow School of Art there is no requirement for our members to be affiliated in any way with the institution: the choir is non-auditioned and open to all ... The choir was founded with the principal aim of creating an amateur chorus which would perform to a standard far above that of an average amateur group, an objective we continue to pursue. The ensemble has quickly gained a reputation for outstanding musical discipline and is committed to expanding its repertoire and the musicianship of its members. The choir performs repertoire from a wide range of genres ... as well as works by contemporary choral composers ... Concerts have also included pieces from musical theatre and traditional Scottish songs. The Glasgow School of Art Choir performs regularly in two concerts each year- a Christmas concert in December and Summer concert in May– as well as numerous other engagements.’

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sites.google.com/site/glasgowsinfonia/

‘We are an enthusiastic amateur orchestra playing to a high standard ... formed in September 1986 by a group of friends who wanted to create a new and exciting entity in amateur orchestral terms. The philosophy of the Sinfonia is that enjoyment is derived by aiming for the highest possible standard of ensemble playing and to this end the orchestra is selective in its concert giving while at the same time building up a wide repertoire of works in rehearsal.’

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www.glasgowsymphonyorchestra.co.uk

‘Members come from all backgrounds but have a common interest in making music. Members range in age from 18 to more than 80. We do not audition new players. We have three concerts per year and the rehearsal periods for these are September to December, January to March and March to late May early June. We play mostly classical music and have performed works by most major composers and many who are less well known. We frequently have soloists performing with the orchestra.’

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www.gwb.org.uk

‘The Glasgow Wind Band (originally called The Glasgow Youth Band) was formed in 1972 to provide an opportunity for senior school pupils, students and adult members of the public to participate in a symphonic wind band of the very highest calibre. Even today, this is still the band’s mission statement. The current membership numbers some 60 or so instrumentalists from varied backgrounds and professions. The members of the band range in age from 16 to mid-40s, with the large majority in their 20s.‘

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govangaelicchoir.yolasite.com

‘Throughout the session Choir practices concentrate on the learning of songs for the National Mod and on preparing songs for the annual concert (usually March) and for other events ... The Choir's survival is wholly dependent on members' contributions through subscriptions and fund raising.’

Category:Gaelic Choirs
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jazzchoirscotland.co.uk

'Established in 2013 to provide a place for jazz harmony singing to blossom and develop in Scotland ... We regularly put on concerts and invite along guest singers and musicians so both audiences and our members have the opportunity to experience a variety of jazz styles ... Glasgow is our first choir and is going from strength to strength. We are looking forward to bringing our enthusiasm for jazz singing to other areas soon ...'

Category:Jazz Choirs
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www.kingsparkbrass.co.uk

‘Brass band based on the south side of Glasgow, Scotland ... The Band plays regular concerts in and around Glasgow, at venues including Rutherglen Town Hall and St Andrew's in the Square, and at events such as the city's West End Festival. In addition to the Senior Band, the band operates a Youth Band, Junior Band and Learners programme. Tuition is provided free of charge in order to offer local children the best opportunity possible to learn to play a brass instrument.’

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www.mackintoshchoir.com

‘Launched in October 2011 with support from the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society and the Queen’s Cross Housing Association to advance the appreciation and enjoyment of singing in the local area ...The choir has enjoyed continuous growth and success since its inception and performs at two annual concerts, one in June and the other in December.’

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merchantsinfonia.org.uk

‘Originally founded in 2008, under the auspices of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as part of its outreach programme. After five successful years the orchestra gained sufficient momentum to flee the nest and, with support from Glasgow Life, is now an independent organization, whilst continuing to enjoy amicable associations with the BBC SSO team ... It provides a great opportunity to polish musical skills, gain confidence, get back into music, or to have a go at playing in an orchestra for the first time. All players are welcome, from adult learners to advanced musicians, from beginners to rusty returners.‘

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www.rsno.org.uk

‘Formed in 1891 as the Scottish Orchestra, the company became the Scottish National Orchestra in 1950, and was awarded Royal Patronage in 1977 ... The RSNO performs across Scotland, including concerts in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Perth and Inverness. The Orchestra appears regularly at the Edinburgh International Festival and at the BBC Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall.’

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www.russkayacappella.org

‘Scotland’s Russian choir is one of the few choirs in the UK specializing in Russian choral music. We are a mixed chamber choir with a richly varied repertoire, both accompanied and a-cappella which ranges from church music to folk music. Careful attention is paid to maintain a high standard both musically and linguistically. Russkaya Cappella performs mainly in Glasgow and Edinburgh with appearances further afield or on request.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.scottishballet.co.uk

'Our mission is to inspire on stage and beyond, showcasing our nation’s creativity and bringing ballet to the widest possible audience. Since 1969 our award-winning performances take place all over Scotland – from our biggest cities to our most remote communities. We also tour the world, promoting Scotland’s diverse and pioneering spirit far and wide.'

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scottishensemble.co.uk

'Group of 12 outstanding musicians who champion music written for strings, crossing genres, styles, periods, and art forms to make new connections ... Founded in 1969 and based in Glasgow, Scottish Ensemble is the UK’s only professional string orchestra.'

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www.scottishopera.org.uk

'Scotland's national opera company and the largest performing arts organisation in Scotland.'

Category:Opera Companies
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www.strathclydechoir.org

‘One of Scotland’s Leading Amateur Chamber Choirs. A vibrant Glasgow-based choir with a unique and varied repertoire ... We have always embraced singers from far beyond the confines of Strathclyde University – and one of our great strengths is the rich mix of international and more local students, alumni, staff, and others – all with a shared passion for the music that we sing.‘

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.singerscompany.org.uk

Founded 1996: ‘An auditioned choir of around 30 singers based in Glasgow, Scotland. They perform a wide variety of repertoire from Puccini to Sondheim under the artistic direction of Graham Dickie ... In 2012 The Singers Company launched the open competition for Young Scottish Musical Theatre Performer of the Year ... The Competition has been a huge success over the last several years. Last year alone [2017], over a dozen UK colleges and universities for the performing arts were represented’.

Category:Chamber Choirs
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Also indexedYoung Scottish Musical Theatre Performer of the Year
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www.glasgowconcerthalls.com/city-halls/

'Glasgow's oldest purpose built performance space has been entertaining visitors since 1841. No matter which concert you choose, from orchestral to the more intimate recital, the sound in our Grand Hall will be breath-taking. The traditional shoebox style auditorium is renowned throughout the world for having some of the finest acoustics and our elegant and spectacular Hall is also home to the Scottish Music Centre. This exciting music complex houses top class rehearsal, recording, broadcasting and webcasting facilities.'

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www.glasgowconcerthalls.com/glasgow-royal-concert-hall/

‘Located in the heart of the city, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is one of Scotland’s most prestigious venues and world renowned classical, jazz, pop, rock and folk artists take to its stages for nearly 250 performances each year.’

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beta.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/venues/kelvingrove-art-gallery-and-museum

‘Opened in 1901 and is a firm favourite with local people and visitors. It has stunning architecture and a family friendly atmosphere ... Enjoy an organ recital, a free tour or at weekends and holidays take part in one of our family activities.‘

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www.gla.ac.uk/events/musicintheuniversity/

Music in the University promotes music-making University-wide and provides opportunities for all members of the University community to take part in a broad range of musical activities. It draws on specific research and educational interests University-wide, not only in the School of Culture & Creative's Arts subject area of Music, but also in other arts and sciences ... Central to MIU's activities is the international public concert series embracing a diversity of lunchtime and evening concerts throughout the academic year ... MIU also collaborates with external professional organisations such as Glasgow Life, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Dunedin Consort and promotes public performances of their music in the University's beautiful and historic venues.’

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