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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

February 2014 - June 2014   

DateIntroitAnthemOffertory
2 February Cantate Domino - Pitoni When to the temple Mary went - Eccard

O come let us sing - A Piccolo

9 February Blest are the pure - Walford-Davies Pray that Jerusalem may have peace - Stanford  
16 February Let thy merciful ears O Lord - T Mudd Come down O Love Divine - W H Harris  
23 February - Communion Service

Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo - Haydn

The Father's Love - Simon Lole (Trebles Choir)
2 March O sing unto the Lord - W Russell Euterpe - Robert Whyte  
9 March Humble yourselves - Hal Hopson I to the hills -  Dennis Macdonald  
16 March Miserere mei - Purcell O languens Jesu - Bárdos An heart that's broken - Dowland
23 March O come let us worship - Martin Weitz If ye love me - Wilby When in our music - Stanford
30 March Tout est fait pour la gloire - Trad. Cameroon Ubi caritas et amor - Paul Mealor  
6 April Cantate Domino - Pitoni Locus Iste - Bruckner  Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart
13 April - Palm Sunday The royal banners forward - Plainsong Hosanna to the Son of David - Weelkes  
17 April - Maunday Thursday Panis angelicus - Saint Saens  
18 April - Good Friday   Praise to thee Lord Jesus - Schütz  
20 April - Easter Sunday Easter Troparion - Trad. Orthodox Surrexit a mortuis - Widor  
27 April Easter glory fills the sky - Monk Zadok the priest - Handel  
4 May This joyful Eastertide -  Dutch arr Wood Christ the Lord is risen - arr O'Donovan  
11 May Come, winds of God -  Cockburn/Lamb Dum transisset Sabbatum -  Taverner  
18 May O for a lay! - Bohemian arr Wood My beloved spake - Patrick Hadley  
25 May - Communion Service   The Lamb has come for us
Benedictus
Agnus Dei - James MacMillan
What wondrous love is this - American arr Moore
1 June Father help us now this Day - Coleman/Carson   God is gone up -  Gibbons
8 June Gracious Spirit (CH4 613) - Tanzanian arr Hawn Listen, sweet Dove - Grayston Ives  
15 June Heilig - Schubert Blessed angel spirits - Tchaikovsky  
22 June A Celtic Prayer - M. Beetschen Laudate Dominum - Mozart Down to the river - Trad. arr C Wilson

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