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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. 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

September - December 2015   

Date Introit Anthem Offertory
6 September O worship the Lord - Purcell  Alleluia - Purcell  
13 September O taste and see - Vaughan Williams  Beati quorum via - Stanford   
20 September If ye love me - Duggan Teach me O Lord - Byrd  
27 September If ye love me - Duggan Sing we merrily - Campbell   
4 October If ye love me - Tallis O for the wings of a dove - Mendelssohn   
10 October (Friends of Dunblane Cathedral concert at 2.30pm) Benedicite - Sumsion  The heavens are telling - Haydn  Benedicite - Carter 
11 October A new commandment - Tallis  If Ye Love Me - Wilby   
18 October Almighty and Everlasting God - Gibbons  Jesu dulcis memoria - Victoria   
25 October (Communion Sunday)  Kyrie - Fauré Requiem  Sanctus - Fauré Requiem   Agnus Dei - Fauré Requiem  
1 November  Ave verum corpus - Byrd  O Quam Gloriosum - Victoria   
1 November (All Soul's Service at 6.30pm) Requiem - Fauré    
8 November  Thou knowest, Lord - Purcell  Greater love - Ireland   
15 November  Hear my prayer, O Lord - Purcell  How lovely are thy dwellings - Brahms   
22 November Christus factus est - Brückner  Let all the world in every corner sing - Vaughan Williams   
29 November (1st Sunday of Advent) This is the truth sent from above - Vaughan Williams  Cantate Domino - Monteverdi   
6 December (2nd Sunday of Advent) Zion hears the watchmen's voices - Bach  Glory now to Christ we render - Bach   
13 December (3rd Sunday of Advent) Adam lay ybounden - Ord  And the glory of the Lord - Handel   
20 December (4th Sunday of Advent)   Rejoice in the Lord alway - Purcell   
20 December (Nine Lessons & Carols at 6.30pm)   

Matin responsoryPalestrina

O magnum mysterium - Lauridsen

Hymn to the virgin - Britten

Behold our Lord - Duggan

Hodie Christus natus est - Sweelinck

Gammel julesang - Lange-Müller

Bethlehem Down - Warlock

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day - Gardner

Torches - Joubert   

24 December (Watchnight Service at 11.30pm)    Messe de minuit - Charpentier   
25 December (Christmas Day Family Service at 10.30am)  Hodie Christus Natus Est - Sweelinck Torches - Joubert   
27 December  Ding dong! Merrily on high - Trad. arr. Wood  Good King Wenceslas - Trad. arr. Jacques