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Dunblane Cathedral
The Cross,
Dunblane,
Perthshire
FK15 0AQ 
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The Choir

 

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Great church buildings have always been associated with great music, and choral music in particular. At Dunblane Cathedral we strive to match our inspirational architecture with inspirational music.

We have a choir of trebles (children) and adults, one of the finest pipe organs in the country and thriving handbell groups. 

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, in England, Wells, Chichester, and Ripon Cathedrals and York Minister. A trip to either Denmark or back to England is planned for 2016.

The choir has been asked to take part in several BBC broadcasts over the last few years, including the Christmas Watchnight Service from Rosslyn Chapel, and two editions of Songs of Praise from Dunblane Cathedral,

The choir is also often asked to sing at special concerts in the Cathedral and elsewhere. For example, the Treble Choir sang in a performance of Bach's St Matthew's Passion, with the Rosenethe Singers and the Scottish Bach Players.

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 Thursday from 6.30pm 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. 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

January - June 2016     

Date Introit Anthem Offertory
3 January  A babe is born I wys - Bainton A New Year carol - Britten   
10 January The Three Kings - Cornelius O God who by the leading of a star - Attwood   
17 January O Holy Spirit, Lord of grace - Tye Resonemus laudibus - Medieval arr. Willcocks   
24 January Ah! Thou poor world - Brahms How beautiful upon the mountains - Stainer  
31 January Laudate Dominum - Purcell O Lorde, the maker of al thing - Joubert   
7 February To thee O Lord - Rachmaninov Not unto us, O Lord - Walmisley   
14 February - 1st Sunday in Lent Jesus in the desert - Duggan Miserere - Allegri   
21 February Thow knowest, Lord - Purcell The Call - Vaughan Williams   
21 February - Choral Evensong 4.00pm  

Miserere - Allegri
Smith Responses
Psalm 147 (Mold)
Canticles: Howells (Collegium Regale)
Jesus in the desert - Duggan
How beautiful are the feet - Handel

 
28 February - Communion Almighty God, who hast me brought - Ford  Kyrie, Sanctus/Benedictus and Agnus Dei from 4-part Mass - Byrd   
6 March - Mothering Sunday  God be in my head - Rutter Cantique de Jean Racine - Faure   
13 March - Passion Sunday Praise to thee, Lord Jesus - Schutz  Solus ad victimam - Leighton  
20 March - Palm Sunday Hosanna to the Son of David - Weelkes  A Palm Sunday Antiphon - Morgan  
24 March - Maunday Thursday 7.30pm   Sanctus - Duggan   
25 March - Good Friday 7.30pm When rising from the bed of death - Tallis  The seven last words - Schutz   
27 March - Easter Sunday Victimae pascali laudes - Plainsong  Since by man came death - Handel   
3 April - Low Sunday  Up, up! My heart - Bach Awake thou wintry earth - Bach   
10 April Du alene har navnet Herre - Kverno  The Lord is my shepherd - Schubert   

17 April 

Easter Carol - Hand  Now the green blade riseth - Arr. Terry   
24 April My beloved spake - Duggan  My beloved spake - Hadley   
1 May Sing we merrily - Batten  Psalm 93 - Duggan   
8 May - Ascension Sunday God is gone up - Croft  Lift up your heads - Handel   
15 May - Whit Sunday Veni creator spiritus - Organum Come Holy Ghost - Thorpe Davie   
22 May - Trinity Sunday Sanctus - Duggan  Let the people praise thee - Matthias   
29 May - Communion  Braendte ikke vort hjerte I os, O Gud - Einar Traerup Sark  Missa Brevis (Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei) - Einar Traerup Sark   
5 June Ubi caritas - Durufle  Tantum ergo - Durufle   
12 June O worship the Lord - Purcell  Give unto the Lord - Elgar   
19 June Beati quorum via - Stanford  O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands - Stanford