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Dunblane Cathedral
The Cross,
FK15 0AQ 
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(01786) 825388
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(01786) 822205

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The Choir

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 iften asked to sing at special concerts in the Cathedral and elsewhere. For example, the Trebles Choir sang in a performance of Bach's St Matthew's Passion, with the Rostenethe Singers an the Scottish Bach Players.

For more details on the Trebles Choir, please see the Trebles Choir page

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

June - July 2015   

4 July   Come down O love divine - Harris  
11 July   If ye love me - Tallis   
18 July  Ave verum - Elgar  
25 July   Blest are the pure in heart - Walford Davies  
2 August  From the rising of the sun - Ouseley  
9 August    Jesu, joy of man's desiring - Bach  
16 August    Panis Angelicus - Franck arr. Rutter  
23 August    Cantate Domino - Perry  
30 August - Morning Service at 10.30am  Like as the hart - Howells Little Organ Mass - Haydn  
30 August - Choral Evensong at 6.30pm  

Hear my prayer - Mendelssohn

Responses - Smith

Psalm 29

Canticles of St. Nicolas - Duggan

O sing unto the Lord - Purcell