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 Ireland,  Italy, Latvia and Denmark for 2019.

The choir has been asked to take part in several BBC broadcasts over the years, including a Christmas Watchnight Service from Rosslyn Chapel, and 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.

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
 Autumn 2019

Date

Introit

Anthem

Offertory

7 July   Handel: Lord, I trust Thee  
14 July   JS Bach/Harris: King of Glory  
21 July   Tye: O Holy Spirirt, Lord of grace  
28 July   Attwood: Turn thy face from my sins  
4 August   Rutter: God be in my head  
11 August   Harris: Holy is the true light  
18 August   How: Praise, O praise  
25 August Farrant: Lord for Thy tender mercy's sake Joubert: O Lorde the maker of al thing  
1 September Tallis: The Third Tune  Moore: What wondrous love   
8 September Psalm 130  Bullock: Give us the wings of faith  
15 September Pitoni: Cantate Domino  Stanford: When in our music God is glorified   
22 September Jacob: Brother James’s Air Rutter: For the Beauty of the Earth  
29 September Psalm 149 Haydn: The heavens are telling  
5 October (Society of Friends' Concert - The Auld Alliance") France Duruflé: Ubi caritas, Tantum ergo,  Fauré: Cantique. Charpentier: Kyrie and Sanctus Scotland Macmillan: The Lamb has come. Kitchen: O listen now. McLeod: Mass of St. Cuthbert, Oh send thy light forth and thy truth (Martyrs), Most glorious Lord of life (Dunoon)  
6 October Bruckner: Locus iste  Macmillan: The Lamb has come  
13 October Tallis: Eighth Tune  Wesley: Lead me Lord  
20 October Bairstow: I sat down Attwood: Teach Me O Lord  
27 October (Communion) McLeod: Mass of St. Cuthbert
3 November Duruflé: Ubi caritas Ireland: Greater love  
10 November Ropek: Pange lingua Vierne: Kyrie (Messe solennelle)  
17 November Ropek: Of the glorious body telling  Matthias: Make a joyful noise  
24 November Anon: Rejoice in the Lord alway Howells: Hymn for St. Cecilia  
1 December (Advent 1) Palestrina: Matin responsory Handel: And the glory of the Lord  
1 December - Candlelit Carol Service at St Modoc's, Doune at 6.30pm Palestrina: Matin responsory; Trad: Gaudete; Away in a manger/Unto us is born a son; Joubert: Torches
8 December (Advent 2) Psalm 122 Berkeley: The Lord is my shepherd  
8 December (Evening service)   TBA  
15 December (Advent 3) Gibbons: This is the record of John Wood: O thou the central orb  
22 December (Advent 4) Tye: A sound of angels Mendelssohn: Sleepers wake!   
22 December (Service of Lessons and Carols)

Anon: Rejoice in the Lord alway
Matthias: A child is born all of a may
JS Bach: And there were shepherds/Break forth O beauteous heavenly light 
Warlock: Balulalow
Warlock: Bethlehem Down (solo)
Sweelinck: Hodie
Lange-Muller: Gammel julesang
Trad: Gaudete
Gardner: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

24 December (Watchnight Service) Handel: And the glory of the Lord Handel: Glory to God  
25 December (Christmas Day)

JS Bach: Break forth, O beauteous heavenly light

Arr. Holst: Personent hodie

 
29 December Arr. Vaughan Williams: This is the truth sent from above  Anon: A babe Is born I wys  

 

 

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