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Dunblane Cathedral
The Cross,
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.

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 Sunday School meets 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

December 2014 - June 2015   

7 December My soul, wait thou only on God -  Ball This is the Record of John - Gibbons  
14 December People look East - Besançon Magnificat in Bb - Stanford  
21 December  Mary's Magnificat - Carter  
21 December at 6.30pm    Service of 9 Lessons and Carols   
24 December Watchnight Service at 11.30pm  Carol Selection  In the bleak mid-winter - Darke   
25 December at 10.30am    Christ is the morning star - Rutter   
28 December    The Christ Child Lay  
4 January    Lully, lulla (Coventry Carol) - Trad.   
11 January  Siyahamba - Trad.  When to the temple Mary went - Eccard   
18 January  O come ye servants - Tye  If ye love me - Wilby   
25 January  Blessed are the pure in heart - W Davies  I to the hills - D Macdonald   
1 February  Come to me - J Bell  Come Holy Ghost - Attwood   
8 February  Comfort, O Lord, the soul of thy servant - Ball  Adoramus Te - Monteverdi  
15 February  Make me a clean heart - Ball  Love Divine -  H Goodall  The Word of Life - Trad. Arr. Walker 
22nd February - Communion    Missa Brevis - Palestrina   
1 March Herein is Love - Thalben Ball Ubi Caritas - Durufle  Domine Deus - Vivaldi 
8 March  Hear my prayer - Purcell  Te Deum in Bb - Stanford  Psalm 150 - Stanford 
15 March  Drop, drop slow tears - Gibbons  Solus ad victimam - Leighton  Prayer of St Richard of Chichester - White (Trebles Choir) 
22 March  O Saviour of the world - F Lamb Crown of Roses - Tchaikovsky  Listen to the Lambs - H. Dexter (Quartet) 
29 March (Palm Sunday)  The Royal Banners - Plainsong  Hosanna to the son of David - Weelkes  Palm Sunday Antiphon - Morgan 
2 April (Maundy Thursday)    Ave verum corpus - Byrd   
3 April (Good Friday)    Crucifixus - Lotti   
5 April (Easter Sunday)  Alleluia - Thalben Ball  Love's redeeming work - Glover  Hallelujah Chorus - Handel 
12 April  This joyful Eastertide - Trad.  The strife is o'er - Ley   
19 April  Praise the Lord - Thalben Ball  Surrexit pastor bonus - De Lasso   
26 April  I sat down - Bairstow  Ye choirs of new Jerusalem -  Stanford   
3 May  Heilig - Schubert  Thou wilt keep him - Wesley   
10 May  O let God's name be praised - G Wilson  Turn back, O Man - Holst   
17 May  Coelos Ascendit -  Stanford  Lift up your heads - Mathias   
24 May  Come Holy Spirit - Bell  Come down O love divine -  D Macdonald   
31 May - Trinity Sunday - Communion  Hymn to the Trinity - Tchaikovsky Missa brevis sancti Joannis de Deo (Little Organ Mass) - Haydn  
7 June (with BB band) Cantate Domino - Pitoni  Jubilate Deo - Britten   
14 June To Thee O Lord - Rachmaninov  The Heavens are telling - Haydn   
21 June Almighty God, who hast me brought - Ford  Psalm 93 - Duggan   
28 June  Locus Iste - Bruckner  King of glory, King of peace - Harris