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Dumfries Choral Society is a mixed group of about 80 men and women of Dumfries and Galloway who simply enjoy singing a wide range of choral music, fostering an interest in singing together, and extending the love and appreciation of music in the community. As a choir member has put it, “Those who wish to sing will always find a song”. We are interested in offering our audiences a wide variety of classical music, from Jenkins and Rutter to Mozart, Handel, Verdi and Elgar to name but a few from our repertoire. 

Based in Dumfries, we perform at a range of venues in the town: at Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries Academy, Dumfries Ice Bowl and several local churches. We rehearse for three main concerts each year, with classical concerts in November and in the Spring, and a Christmas Concert of Music and Carols in December. 

We are fortunate to be led by our conductor and musical director Ed Taylor and accompanied in rehearsals and concerts by our highly accomplished and long-standing pianist Margaret Harvie.

Our concerts feature professional soloists, and we try to sing with full orchestra at least every two years.

November Concert 2016

Saturday 12 November at 7.30pm
St John’s Church, Dumfries

Mozart: Requiem in D minor
Schubert: Mass No. 3 in B flat

Emily Mitchell, Soprano
Anne Lewis, Mezzo-Soprano
Malcolm Bennett, Tenor
Paul Anwyl, Bass 

John Green, Organ

Conductor: Edward Taylor

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Latest News

New season begins

Our 2016/17 season begins with our first rehearsal on Monday 22 August.

We are always keen to welcome new faces and voices. Would you like to join us?

If you are interested in joining the choir, do get in touch with us through our Contact Form.

Heedless of the wind and weather

The line from Deck the Halls couldn’t have been more appropriate for the carol singing in the Loreburne Centre this year.  Hardy members of the choir, our chosen charities and the public braved the wind, rain and floods to sing and raise money for Solway Sound and Alzheimer Scotland.

Our final total after our Christmas Concert on 19 December allowed us to give £350 to each Charity.  A big thank you to everyone for their efforts and generosity.
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