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Dunblane Cathedral
The Cross,
Dunblane,
Perthshire
FK15 0AQ 
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(01786) 825388
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The Choir


Great church buildings have always been associated with great music, and choral music in particular. Most famous perhaps is the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, seen and heard by millions at their annual carol service, although, in fact, similar choirs exist in cathedrals and churches up and down the land, striving to match inspirational architecture with inspirational singing.

Dunblane Cathedral Choir is a busy, lively group consisting of a wide cross section of the congregation and also covering a wide age range. Its main function is to lead the praise at a Sunday morning service, singing an introit, an anthem and sometimes also an offertory. We often sing at weddings if requested, and occasionally give concerts of both sacred and secular music.

The choir goes on a major tour every three years or so. Previous tours have been to Germany, Ireland, and Wells and Chichester Cathedrals in England. We went to Oban on June 6th 2009 to sing at a RSCM Choirs' Festival, with a tour to Ripon Cathedral and York Minster in July 2010.

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 Ripon & York Tour 2010 
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Chichester Tour 2007
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Dublin Tour 2004 

Over the past few years, the choir has performed at a number of special concerts in the Cathedral and elsewhere. including singing with professional orchestras such as the Scottish Bach Players.

We have been asked to take part in several BBC broadcasts over the past few years, including the Watchnight Service from Rosslyn Chapel.

There is a treble choir and an adult choir. The treble choir has both boys and girls aged 7 to 14. They rehearse in the Cathedral Halls each Monday at 4.45pm until 6.00pm, and each Thursday from 6.45pm until 8.15pm. The adult choir joins them on Thursdays and rehearses in the Cathedral Halls from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Sunday School for the treble choir is held every Sunday morning and there is also a Bible Class for older members. The Treble choir meet briefly at 9.25am before going to the Sunday School, and then attend the main service at 10.30am.

For more details on the Treble Choir, please click here.

The choir practices are not held during the summer school holidays (end of June - mid-August) and during this time the choir sing from their repertoire, depending on availability of choir members during the holiday season. 

For more information about the Choir contact the Organist and Choirmaster.

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Choir Music

September 2014 - December 2014   

DateIntroitAnthemOffertory
7 September Alleluia! Ring out the praise -  J F Lamb O How Amiable - V Williams

Wings of the Morning - J Dams 

14 September I would find thee - Thalben Ball Lord I trust Thee -  Handel  
21 September When morning gilds the skies -  Barnby Clare Benediction -  Rutter  
28 September Let thy merciful ears - Mudd As water to the thirsty - Coleman
5 October Bless the Lord O my Soul - Mozart For the gifts of life and love - Nardone Surely the Lord is in this place - Colvin
12 October Liebster Jesu - Bach Above all praise and all majesty - Mendelssohn  
19 October Unto Thee O Lord - Ball O for a closer walk with God - Stanford
26 October - Communion Kyrie; Sanctus & Benedictus; Agnus Die - Macmillan Os Justi - Bruckner
2 November Sing praise to the Lord - Schütz O quam gloriosum - Victoria
9 November (Remembrance Sunday) Greater love - D Macdonald Holy is the true light -  Harris Ps 23 Dominus Regit Me - Hylton Stewart
16 November O taste and see - V Williams Lord, let me know mine end - M Greene When in our music, God is glorified - Pratt Green
23 November One is the body - J Bell Like as the hart - H Howells
30 November Prepare the way of the Lord - Hopson Never weather beaten sail - C Woods  
7 December   This is the Record of John - Gibbons  
14 December People look East - Besançon Thou Judge of quick and dead - S S Wesley  

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