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. Members of the adult choir had a trip to Cork, Ireland in 2016, a trip to Italy in 2017 and a trip to Latvia for 2018.

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 to mid-August) and during this time the choir sing from their repertoire, depending on availability of choir members during the holiday season. 

We would love to have you join us and sing with the choir - you and/or your family members if interested. We do have vacancies in some areas, particularly tenors and basses. If you wish to have a meeting with our Director of Music, Kevin, please click here and fill in the form to arrange a chat.

For more information about the Choir, or to communicate with the Director of Music, click here to contact the Music, Organist and Choirmaster.

 

Choir Music
 May - June 2019

Date

Introit

Anthem

Offertory

5 May

Taizé: Surrexit Dominue vere Rutter: Christ the Lord is risen again  
12 May Buxtehude: Der Herr is mit mir Buxtehude: Alleluia  
19 May Nystedt: Therefore I tell you Farrar: Almighty God, the fountain  
26 May (Communion Sunday) Duruflé: The Lord's Prayer Vierne: Gloria, Benedictus and Agnus Dei (Messe Solonnelle)  
2 June (Sunday after Ascension Day) Monteverdi: Cantate Domino Finzi: Gode is gone up Matthias: Lift up your heads
9 June (Pentecost) Aston: Fountain of Sweets Hoells: My eyes for beauty pine Harris: Come down O love divine
9th June - Choir at Linlithgow Music to include: What wondrous love, Brother James' Air, Oh! Freedom, and excerpts from "Captain Noah and his floating Zoo".
16 June (Trinity) Schubert: Heilig Vierne: Sanctus (Messe Solonelle) Britten: Jubilate Deo
23 June Duggan: The chuch's one foundation Vaughan Williams: Let all the world in every corner sing Holst: Turn back, O man
30 June Tye: O come ye servants of the Lord Stanford: O for a closer walk with God  

 

 

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