About Us

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

    What a fun(d)raiser for the Choral!

    YINPIANNI gave us a wonderful afternoon of music and fun on Sunday.

    What work and what talent!

    A very big thank you to Geoff Davidson, Mike Stenhouse and their very talented page turner for such a fun(d)raiser for us. And to the ‘full house’ who supported them and the Choral.

    Encore!

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    Fun(d)raiser recital on 1 October

    Geoff Davidson and Mike Stenhouse(YINPIANNI) are giving a lightsome and fun afternoon recital of popular piano duets and songs on Sunday 1 October at 3pm in Laurieknowe Primary School Hall.

    Tickets £10 (students £5)

    Piano duets by Faure, Moszkowski and Grieg
    Arrangements of pieces by Tchaikovsky, Khachaturian, Herold and Gluck
    Songs by Francis George Scott, John Duarte and Flanders & Swann

    Tickets available from Choral members, the Midsteeple Ticket Office, via the Choral’s website or at the door.

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