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
 January - Easter 2019

Date

Introit

Anthem

Offertory

13 January

Old German, arr. Praetorius: A great and mighty wonder Dutch, arr. Wood: King Jesus had a garden  
20 January - with BB band Duruflé: Ubi caritas Bruckner: Locus iste  
27 January Brahms: Ah! Thou poor world  Brahms: How lovely are thy dwellings  
3 February - Family Service Spiritual: Oh! Freedom! Perry: Cantate Domino   
10 February Byrd: Teach me O Lord Byrd: Sing joyfully  
17 February Bain/Jacob: Brother James’s Air  Arr. Moore: What wondrous love   
24 February - Communion Sunday Mozart: Ave verum corpus  Mozart: Gloria, Sanctus and Agnus Dei (Missa brevis in D major)  
3 March Rutter: A Clare Benediction Luther/Rutter: A mighty fortress is our God   
10 March - Lent 1 Dowland: A heart that’s broken and contrite  Nystedt: Immortal Bach Purcell: Thou knowest Lord 
17 March (BB Band leading service) - -  
24 March Tchaikovsky: Legend  Trad. Essex melody: It is a thing most wonderful  SS Wesley: Wash me throughly
31 March - Mothering Sunday Ballet: Lute book lullaby  Kelly: Magnificat in C  
7 April Schutz: Praise to thee Lord Jesus Morley: Nolo mortem pecatoris  
14 April - Palm Sunday Weelkes: Hosanna Morgan: A Palm Sunday antiphon  
18 April - Maundy Thursday   Messiaen: O sacrum convivium  
19 April - Good Friday   Lotti: Crucifixus  
21 April - Easter Sunday Arr. Wood: This joyful Eastertide Arr. O’Donovan: Jesus Christ is risen today  Arr. O’Donovan: Christ the Lord is risen 

 

 

If you are a member of Dunblane Cathedral Choir, please enter your supplied password and click on the button to have access to the secured Choir material. 

 

Enter your password:


If you are having difficulties gaining access:

1. Ensure the password is correct

2. Click on the button - do NOT press the return key

3. Ensure that your device has not auto-corrected any of the words, or added a space after the last word - THIS IS VERY COMMON WHEN CUTTING AND PASTING as the paste action may automatically add an invisible space at the end of the text.

4. If you are having problems due to auto-capitalisation by your system, try entering the password correctly in a text form or document, and then copying and pasting it into the field above.

If you still are having issues accessing the Choir secure area, please click here to contact the website administrator.