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Glasgow Royal Concert Hall presents Les Sirènes, Female Chamber Choir & Choir of the Year 2012, in Concert.
Conductor - Andrew Nunn
Accompanist - Alexandra Standing
Les Sirènes is a Glasgow-based female chamber choir consisting of thirty vocalists, all students and graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The choir was awarded the prestigious title of Choir of the Year in October 2012, after a competitive grand final held at London's Royal Festival Hall and broadcast on BBC television and radio. As winners of the competition, Les Sirènes commissioned a new choral work by celebrated composer Paul Mealor, in collaboration with BBC Radio 3. The world première performance of the piece, Autumn Evening, was given in June 2014 and broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
2013 was a landmark year for Les Sirènes, culminating in the release of There is No Rose, their début CD. The choir also performed Gustav Holst's The Planets with the Royal Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Garry Walker and reached the semi-final stage of the Europe-wide choral competition Let the Peoples Sing. The first half of 2015 saw the choir taking part in an exciting collaboration with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, performing Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream in Glasgow City Halls. The concert was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and received a five star review in The Herald Scotland. 2016 saw the second commercial CD release for Les Sirènes. ‘Sing Willow” was launched on the Albion Record label generously supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. In December 2016 the choir reached the semi-final stage of the Europe wide choral competition: Let the People’s Sing for the second time.
2017 marked the tenth birthday of Les Sirènes, which was established in 2007 by Musical Director Andrew Nunn. The choir performs regularly across Scotland and beyond, having given concerts in renowned venues such as Glasgow Cathedral, the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, Dunkeld Cathedral, Paisley Abbey, Queen's Hall Edinburgh, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and London's Cadogan Hall.
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