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Saturday, September 30th, 2017
THE GLASGOW PHOENIX CHOIR is delighted to be performing a concert in Carlisle Cathedral, with our new friends of the Carlisle Community Choir, conductor Andrew Nunn. The Glasgow Phoenix Choir rose out of the ashes of the world-famous Glasgow Orpheus Choir and this year celebrates 117 years of choral excellence 67 years as the Glasgow Phoenix Choir and 50 years as the Glasgow Orpheus Choir. The choir flourishes under the guidance of our conductor Marilyn J Smith MBE and Cameron Murdoch, accompanist and depute conductor. The choir performs over 20 concerts per year and each involves a range of music from choral standards to new music and, in addition, we feature many delightful solo performances by choir members. RECORDINGS Glasgow Phoenix Choir recordings receive regular play on local and national radio stations. Our latest recording, a special postcard CD of Scottish songs, was recorded in St Andrew's RC Metropolitan Cathedral, Glasgow. Proceeds from this CD benefit the St Andrew's Hospice, Lanarkshire, which this year celebrates 30 years of service to the community and which is currently in need of refurbishment and restoration, to support patients and their families and St Andrew's Metropolitan Cathedral, Glasgow. CARLISLE COMMUNITY CHOIR was launched by the Trinity Area Community Trust (T.A.C.T) in October 2012 and is led by Andrew Nunn, from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow. Andrew has extensive experience in conducting choirs, and in 2012, won 'Choir of the Year' in London. The choir aims to have fun, make new friends, enjoy its singing, and to make Carlisle proud. Sponsorship by CO-OP FUNERALCARE allows the Choir to take on more fund-raising concerts for many worthy causes and to travel further afield. Our most recent tour allowed us to take part in concerts to raise funds for several local charities in the Argyll area and for the Carers' Trust and our latest CD was also made possible because of our sponsorship. The choir has itself raised over £1.5M for many charities in the 67 years of its existence which resulted in the award of the Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotary International.