May 1912: Glasgow Choirs for Paris – the Glasgow Choral Union and the Glasgow Orpheus Choir

Listed under “General Scottish News”, on page five of The Glasgow Herald, on Saturday the 4th of May, 1912, a short article reads:




Arrangements have been made by the Caledonian Railway Company to run a special train

from the Central Station, Glasgow, on Friday evening, May 24, conveying the Glasgow

Choral Union and the Glasgow Orpheus Choirs en route for Paris, where they will take part

in a choral competition festival. The party will travel via the Newhaven and Dieppe route,

and are due to arrive in Paris on the following evening. The majority of the party will return

from Paris on the following Tuesday and reach Glasgow on the Wednesday evening. The

principal choirs of Europe are entered for the competition.”