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Dumfries Choral Society is a mixed group of about 80 men and women of Dumfries and Galloway who simply enjoy singing a wide range of choral music, fostering an interest in singing together, and extending the love and appreciation of music in the community. As a choir member has put it, “Those who wish to sing will always find a song”. We are interested in offering our audiences a wide variety of classical music, from Jenkins and Rutter to Mozart, Handel, Verdi and Elgar to name but a few from our repertoire.

Based in Dumfries, we perform at a range of venues in the town: at Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries Academy, Dumfries Ice Bowl and several local churches. We rehearse for three main concerts each year, with classical concerts in November and in the Spring, and a Christmas Concert of Music and Carols in December.

We are fortunate to be led by our conductor and musical director Ed Taylor and accompanied in rehearsals and concerts by our highly accomplished and long-standing pianist Margaret Harvie.

Our concerts feature professional soloists, and we try to sing with full orchestra at least every two years.


Spring Concert 2018

St John’s Church, Dumfries
7.30pm Saturday 24th March 2018

Schubert – Mass No. 5 in A flat Major

Percy E Fletcher: The Deacon’s Masterpiece
Aaron Copland: Old American Songs

Conductor: Edward Taylor
Organ: Jordan English
Piano: Margaret Harvie

Emily Milburn (Soprano)
Michael Deakin (Counter-Tenor)
Jonathan Millican (Tenor)
Paul im Thurn (Bass)

Tickets: £12 (Students £6, children free)
available from members, the Midsteeple, via the website or at the door


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Latest News

    Two members named in the New Year Honours List

    Two members of Dumfries Choral Society have been named in the New Year Honours list:

    Jill Hardy has been awarded MBE for services to The Arts in Dumfries and Galloway and
    Margaret Harvie has been awarded the British Empire Medal for Services to Music.

    Our warmest congratulations to them both!


    Generous audience at our Christmas concert

    Our generous audience raised £500 for the Food Train at our Christmas Concert.

    Stephanie Wield was able to attend the concert and accept the cheque on the Food Train’s behalf.

    Thank you to everyone.


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