Sir Hugh Stevenson Roberton, 1874 - 1952. Founder of Glasgow Orpheus Choir
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Sir Hugh Stevenson Roberton, 1874 - 1952. Founder of Glasgow Orpheus Choir
  • Scottish Art
An eye that fixes and a grin that threatens, the choral conductor and composer Hugh Roberton urges his singers to give their utmost. A perfectionist, he expected the highest standards of performance from the Orpheus Choir. He founded the choir in Glasgow in 1906 and for the nearly fifty years of its existence, the Orpheus Choir enjoyed worldwide acclaim. Their repertoire included many Scottish folk songs arranged for choral performance as well as Italian madrigals, English motets and the music of the Russian Orthodox Church.

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  • Acc. No. PG 2063
  • Medium Ink on paper
  • Size 38.10 x 28.90 cm
  • Credit Presented by M. Donnelly 1966