The Kelvin Ensemble was founded in 1991 by a group of students at Glasgow University and gave its first concert in autumn 1992 and is still going strong 22 years later – a testament to the hard work and dedication of Glasgow University’s musicians. Kelvin performs two concerts a year within the university area, providing students with the chance to both perform and be entertained within GU’s thriving music scene.
Their winter concert is fast approaching conducted by the fantastic Chris Gray and will present one of Borodin’s greatest works, his Second Symphony. The piece by the chemist turned composer is said to incorporate power, playfulness and liveliness into each of the movements and the Ensemble are keen to perform it in this way.
The concert will also feature Puccini’s Preludio Sinfonico and Grieg’s Norwegian Dances completing our repertoire of romantic era composers. Held in the beautiful St. Mary’s Cathedral, it will begin at 7:30pm on the 22nd of November (300 Great Western Road).
We have regular rehearsals on Tuesday evenings in the Concert Hall throughout the academic year after holding auditions in mid to late September. The symphony orchestra is a registered charity in Scotland and is maintained by a cohort of diligent committee members. Despite admission by audition, we do occasionally need extra players so if you are eager to join you can contact our friendly chairperson Jack on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ensemble’s reputation has earned its musicians invitations to perform throughout the country, including representing Glasgow University in prestigious music festivals. Past concerts in the University’s magnificent Bute Hall and Chapel regularly attract large audiences. Tickets can be bought online at [http://www.kelvin-ensemble.co.uk/concerts] for £10 / £5 concession or can be reserved by emailing email@example.com.