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|The Tron Church at Kelvingrove|
|Denomination||Didasko Fellowship (Presbyterian)|
|Previous denomination||Congregational church|
|Former name(s)||Trinity Congregational Church
Henry Wood Hall
|Number of spires||1|
|Designated:||15 December 1970|
The Tron Church at Kelvingrove is a 19th-century church located in the Kelvingrove neighbourhood in the West End of Glasgow, and formerly known as Henry Wood Hall when it was the home of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra from 1979-2012. Originally the home of a Congregational church, the building is now used by an evangelical Presbyterian fellowship.
The building was founded as the Trinity Congregational Church. Originally designed by John Honeyman and completed in 1864, it is a distinctive feature on the landscape with its Gothic Revival spire.
Former Henry Wood Hall
In 1979, the redesign of the Trinity Church in Claremont Street gave the SNO a permanent home of its own: the SNO Centre and Sir Henry Wood Hall.
The building was the main base, rehearsal and recording studio for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scotland's national symphony orchestra, for over thirty years until its 2015 move to the RSNO centre within the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, where most of its performances in the city now take place. The SNO originally played in Glasgow's St Andrew's Hall, until that building was destroyed by fire in 1962. The orchestra then played in a series of venues of varying suitability. In 1979, the redesign of the Trinity Church in Claremont Street gave the SNO a permanent home of its own: the SNO Centre and Sir Henry Wood Hall.
The RSNO moved to a purpose-built extension at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in November 2015, although Henry Wood Hall had been put up for sale in mid-2012.
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