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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”. 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 interested in offering our audiences a wide variety of classical music, from Bernstein, Jenkins and Rutter to Mozart, Handel, Verdi and Elgar to name but a few from our repertoire. We are fortunate to be led by our conductor and musical director Edward 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. The Dumfries Choral Society is a registered charity (Scottish Charity No: SC002864). You can read our constitution here

Latest News

    Marking the Centenary of the Armistice

    Dumfries Choral Society’s Autumn concert falls, very appropriately, on the eve of Armistice Day, as this year’s programme has been chosen to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War in 1918. The choir will be performing two works which represent dramatically different perspectives on the conflict – one looking forward with […]

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    Margaret Harvie receives her British Empire Medal

    Margaret Harvie, our accompanist, received her British Empire Medal for Services to Music from the Lord Lieutenant (Fiona Armstrong) at the Council Chambers last Friday (29 June). Congratulations!

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