Dacorum Community Choir, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.
Dacorum Community Choir was formed in
November 2009 in a collaboration between Astley Cooper School,
Hertfordshire Music Service
and our Musical Director, the conductor
In January 2012 we became a Registered
Charity, No 1145821. We aim to give
members the opportunity to sing together in a choir, perhaps for the
first time, singing a wide repertoire from classical, world music and
folk to gospel and pop. You don’t need to be able to read music to take
part – the basics are explained as we go along. We have given
performances at a variety of venues across Dacorum. These include short
concerts in Residential Homes, outdoor concerts at Music on the Moor and
the Herts County Show, and our very successful charity Christmas
Concerts. In 2013 we sang in Neu Isenburg – Hemel Hempstead’s twin town
in Germany – and in September staged a wonderfully successful
Opera with professional soloists and orchestra. In March
2014 we sang at the Royal Albert Hall in the HertsSchools’ Gala Concert.
Dagger Lane Singers, Beverley, E YorkshirePreviously known as Dagger Lane Operatic Society and
founded in 1982, it was decided in 2010 that the emphasis would change, from
Gilbert and Sullivan productions, to a choir with a varied musical
repertoire from classic pop, music theatre and classical pieces. We
are a very friendly and enthusiastic group of people who just enjoy singing,
but who also love to perform. We are growing in confidence and ability under
the guidance and musical expertise of our Conductor. We are accompanied by
an experienced Accompanist.
Daleian Singers, Newcastle
under Lyme, Staffordshire The choir was formed in 1957 by a
group of choristers from Silverdale Methodist Chapel. They called
themselves the Daleian Singers, a name chosen to reflect the
geographical connection of this North Staffordshire Male Voice Choir.
Dalesmen Male Voice Choir, Belper,
Derbyshire. The Choir was formed in 1987 by a small band of
enthusiasts in the Derbyshire Dales. The main aim being to enjoy singing
together and to add to the musical life in the area. Since that time the
choir has grown into a highly successful group of 60 choristers from
many areas of Derbyshire.
Dalston Male Voice
Choir, Carlisle, Cumbria
Formed in 1985, the choir is now 40 strong, and aims to give pleasure
while advancing the appreciation of male voice singing, and to help
charitable causes. Members come not only from Dalston, but also from
Carlisle and a wide surrounding area. Rehearsals are held in Dalston
The Damian Singers is a chamber choir of 16-24 amateur singers who
perform to a very high musical standard. Our members come from all over
the UK and from a variety of professions but with a common interest in
the Anglican Cathedral tradition.
Singers, Chesham, Buckinghamshire We are a friendly and versatile,
mixed chamber choir of about 20 voices which performs a wide repertoire
of mainly unaccompanied, a capella music from all periods and from
across the world. We have been based in Chesham, Buckinghamshire
since 1957 and give about 3 – 4 concerts a year. We rehearse
weekly on Wednesday evenings at the White Hill Centre are always happy
for new singers to come along and try us out!
Performance Choir, East Dulwich, South London
DanceSingLive is a new South East London venture. We want to bring
together the best bits of community singing and Theatre to create a
group that loves to sing, move and perform. A sort of Adult Glee Club.
We, the founders, have all run successful local choirs and have
participated in theatrical performances for companies such as The Young
Vic, The National Theatre, VoiceLab and Spitalfield’s Music
Festival. Initially setting up as an Easter workshop we plan to hold
seven workshop rehearsals between 1st and 20th April, mostly weekday
evenings with one Saturday
Dare to Sing, Aberdare,
Wales An upbeat ladies' choir for everyone. We rehearse Mondays 7 till 8.45pm in Cwmdare Club. You are more than welcome to come to listen to see if it's for you
Darlington Choral Society, Co. Durham
The Darlington Choral Society was born out of the
Darlington Choral and Orchestral Association and has existed since the
middle of the nineteenth century. In 1970 the choir joined the National
Federation of Music Societies, now known asMaking
and became the Darlington Choral Society. It continues in a fine
tradition of performing choral music covering both traditional and
modern repertoires. Under the baton of its present Director of Music,
Richard Bloodworth, the choir has increased to some 100 members.
Darlington Sing Community
Choir, Co. Durham
Our choir has been running since September 2012 and now
has around 70 paid up members, of whom about 40-50 attend our Wednesday
evening sessions at Bondgate Methodist Church in Darlington between 7.15
- 9.30pm. All new singers are welcome.
Dart Festival Chorus,
South DevonDart Festival Chorus
is the Dart Music Festival's own choir. It is dedicated to supporting
the aims of the festival by encouraging people to participate in and
enjoy choral music, whether as singers or as members of the audience.
Its members are drawn from choirs across South Devon
Dartford Choral Society, Kent The choir was formed in 1919 as,
with the exception of the war years, has performs at least 2 concerts a
year since that date. Previous music directors include Dr Eric Thinman.
Current membership of 50 voices.
Township Choir, Dartford, Kent
Dartford Township Choir (DTC) is a voluntary, non-profit
making, group of people who like to sing. It was created in 2008 to
promote and organize adult participation in world music singing
workshops and public performances. To read a little more
background information, look at the
History page on our web
site. Unlike conventional choirs, DTC arranges stand-alone series of
workshops, typically 6 sessions, each lasting 2 hours, followed by a
performance. By offering “tasters”, we attract people who might
not have the confidence to commit to a full-time choir.
Community Choir, Dartington, Devon In 1942 when Imogen Holst was
invited to join the staff at Dartington, she established both an
orchestra and a choir to which all the community were welcome.
Dartington College of Arts continued this tradition with local
participation in their college choir until 1982, when in the autumn of
that year a new choir was formed known as the Dartington Community
Choir. Membership is non-auditioned and open to all who wished to
participate in choral singing. The choir gives regular concerts at
Dartington and runs workshops for singers.
Daventry Choral Society,
Northamptonshire Formed in 1990,
We are an aspiring group of around ninety singers who enjoy getting
together to make music. Covering a wide spectrum of ages and life
experiences, we are friendly and helpful to old hands and newcomers
Daytime Voices, Woolaton, NottinghamIf you enjoy singing and would like to join a
choir which rehearses during the afternoon then why not try Daytime
Voices! We meet Wednesdays,
2.15pm – 4.15pm at
St Leonard’s Community Centre, Woolaton
Daytime Voices, Southwell, NottinghamshireIf you enjoy singing and would like to join a
choir which rehearses during the afternoon then why not try Daytime
Voices! We meet on Mondays, 2pm
– 4pm at
Southwell Methodist Church
Deal and Walmer Handelian
Society, Deal, Kent
Deal and Walmer Handelian Society, established 1946 is the last
surviving society whose purpose was reintroducing lost Handel Oratorio.
The Society, purely Choral at present consist of 35-40 members, who are
auditioned singers. The Orchestra for the society is usually provided by
retired Royal Marines Musicians, based in Deal, Kent. We produce 3
concerts a year including at least one Handel Oratorio.
De Montfort University Gospel Choir (DMU Gospel Choir). Leicestershire Currently, we are the University Gospel Choir of the Year (UGCY) 2016 winners across all the United Kingdom (UK) universities; we are BBC Songs of Praise Choir of the Year 2016 finalist and we invite everyone who has a passion for singing, playing music, dancing or any performing arts to join us in our fun group.
The DMU Gospel choir has been working assiduously in the Leicester community and further afield.
Cheshire Founded in January 2010, by a group of women who
love to sing, Decibellas has grown into an award-winning choir of over
fifty voices. Based in Tarporley, Cheshire, the choir attracts members
of varying ages and experience,from the surrounding area.
Dee Sign Choir, Chester
Originally formed in 1997
in British Sign Language to music. British Sign Language (BSL) is the
official language of Deaf people in the UK. We translate the words of
many popular songs into BSL and perform them at events in and around
The Choir is made up of parents of Deaf children, students of BSL,
volunteers and members of the local Deaf Community. As we perform mostly
in the Chester area our name is a combination of the river
and what we do best….. “Sign”. We
encourage more people to learn BSL and become involved with the local
Delicious Sounds Choir,
Delicious Sounds is a choir for singers who are
passionate about performing. It is based in Southampton, organised and
directed by local resident Fiona Funnell. You don’t have to pass an
audition, you don’t need to read music and you don’t have to sing solos
(though you can if you like). We sing ‘a
– i.e. without piano or other accompaniment. Fiona will advise you as to
which part your voice is most suited.
Dentdale Choir, South Cumbria A
friendly and well loved, local SATB choir of around 40
voices to start preferably in mid September. We draw our members from
the Dentdale and Sedbergh areas of South Cumbria and have sung a wide
range of sacred and secular music in the 39 years we have been in
existence. We sing one major concert each year, usually end April/early
May and have traditionally led the carol services at the two churches in
Dentdale and have also, over the last three years, sung in Dent Church
at their annual Advent Service in early December. We sing from September
to December and January to May and recess in the summer months and our
rehearsals are at the Memorial Hall in Dent every Tuesday night during
our operating periods.
Derby A Cappella A men’s
Barbershop Style chorus situated in Derby, Derbyshire. The chorus was
founded in 2007 and celebrates a repertoire of over 30 songs from
Barbershop standards to A Cappella arrangements of contemporary pieces.
The chorus enjoys a growing reputation within the city of Derby and is
increasingly in demand for private, community and local arts
organisation gigs. The chorus rehearses every Tuesday evening at Chester
Green Community Centre.
Derby Bach Choir
The choir was formed early
in 1959 by Wallace Ross, who was Master of Music at Derby Cathedral;
he was followed in 1991 by John York Skinner, previously one of the
world's great counter-tenors. Richard Roddis, one of the Midlands'
finest choral conductors became Musical Director in 1999. During
these years the reputation of the choir has continued to grow and
audiences have increased.
Derby Choral Union, Derby, Derbyshire We
are a forward looking friendly choir (90+ members) and welcome new
singers of all ages. However, if you do happen to be under 25, we
offer Choral Scholarships.
We were established to perform choral music of the highest quality, a
tradition we maintain to this day, performing with top-ranking soloists,
including our Patron, the internationally acclaimed Emma Kirkby.
Derbyshire Constabulary Male Voice Choir Based in Derby, the choir
has been singing and helping raise money for charity since 1956. New
members are always welcome. No experience is necessary but a pleasant
voice, a willingness to learn and be part of a close-knit team are
Matlock, DerbyshireThe Derbyshire Singers is
a choir of some 70 to 80 voices who are well known for always
employing national and international professional orchestral
players, groups and soloists, many of whom have become well known
names to music lovers. The choir usually performs three or four
concerts per year and continues to hold its reputation as one of the
most highly regarded in the East Midlands. It is a non profit making
Derventio Choir, Allestree, Derby
The choir aims to provide a sociable and friendly
environment for members who enjoy singing together with a view to giving
varied and enjoyable concerts on a regular basis. It meets on
Tuesday evenings from 7.45 to 9,30 at St Edmund’s Church Hall, King’s
Croft, Allestree, Derby. Members are encouraged to attend as
regularly as possible to ensure continuity within all sections of the
choir. Pieces from a wide range of musical styles are sung and
choir members are welcome to suggest songs which they would like to see
added to the repertoire. The final choice of music lies with the
Deutscher Chor London,
Knightsbridge, London SW7
The choir was founded in 2009 at the German
Christuskirche in London. Currently the full choir consists of around
forty singers from different nations who share a common interest in
music as well as the German language and culture. The focus of our
rehearsals is on expression, language and historically appropriate
musical interpretation. The repertoire is predominantly German music,
but the choir also gets involved in modern projects, such as the
performance of XXScharnhorst at the Thames Festival in 2012. The musical
director of the German Choir is Barbara Höfling.
Hampshire e-mail only: contract
We are now 30 years old and are situated six
miles north of Winchester, Hampshire, in the Dever Valley. Throughout
all that time the choir has been under the directorship of their founder
Colin New whose patience and dedication has made us what we are today.
We have performed some four hundred pieces of music from Classical and
Religious to Show songs and Pop. Membership involves no auditions simply
a basic knowledge of music and to love singing. We have around forty
members and are always ready to welcome others (Always short of men)
Deveron Singers, Banff/Macduff
& surrounding areas, Aberdeenshire We are a long-standing
mixed-voice choir of about sixty members, from the wide area around,
very friendly, no auditions, all welcome. Directed by Jane
Duffield we enjoy learning a mix of classical, sacred, folk and lighter
pieces to perform to rapturous applause for charity fundraising and at
Christmas and in Spring. Practice is Wednesday evenings and/or Saturday
mornings at Macduff Arts Centre, Autumn to Spring.
Devizes Good Afternoon Choir, Wiltshire
The Devizes Good
Afternoon Choir meets EVERY Friday afternoon (unless otherwise
stated) at St Andrew's Church, Long Street from 2pm - 4pm with Music Man
Grenville Jones. There is a fee per term which includes your music and this
will be explained on the membership form when you come along to find out for
yourself about having a 'good afternoon'
Company of Singers The
Devonshire Company of Singers is wedding choir based in Devon, made up
of hand-picked singers drawn from some of the finest choirs in the south
west of England. The choir is a perfect choice to lead the singing in
your wedding ceremony and to provide beautiful music throughout the
service. Available throughout the county of Devon, the choir can number
from between six and twenty members (dependent on the size of venue and
number of guests).
Dewsbury Rock Choir, W. Yorkshire
Rock Choir is the UK's pioneering contemporary choir with over 16,000
members nationwide. With no auditions and no requirement to read music,
members learn a variety of well-known, feel-good songs in harmony
Di Voci Ladies Choir, CheshireDi Voci is a ladies’ choir
founded by Lorraine Brown. We currently have some 40 members on our
books. We meet for rehearsals on Monday evenings 7.30 to 9.30 pm at
Bowdon Downs church hall, Bowdon Road in Altrincham. We perform concerts
twice a year in the summer and at Christmas.
Didcot Choral Society,
Didcot, Oxfordshire We are a friendly, non-audition, mixed choir
of about 50-60 amateur singers, engaging professional soloists and
orchestral players to accompany our concerts. Established around 50
years ago, we are currently enjoying a renaissance under the
youthful and dynamic leadership of our musical director Robert Legg,
who has spurred us to such challenges as – open air concerts,
unaccompanied singing, a little opera, newly commissioned works and
Handel’s Dixit Dominus.
Professional vocal ensemble, Dieci, are a dynamic and exciting group of
young professional singers. They have performed throughout the country
since 2004, and have been praised for their unique sound and vibrant
The group performs a wide-ranging repertoire and can provide a varied
and interesting programme from Renaissance Sacred music through to close
harmony arrangements of popular classics. The variety and versatility of
Dieci is due to the diverse range of solo and ensemble singing
experience that each member contributes
Society, Dingwall, Ross-shire, Scotland A
fun-loving and very musical choir of around 70 members.
Versatile repertoire of formal choral works and 'lighter'
programmes. 2 performances per season (Nov./Dec and April) No
audition, but members must appreciate Conductors poor jokes!!
Rehearsals in Castle Street Church of Scotland (rear hall), Dingwall
- Thursdays during school terms 7.30pm.
Dingwall Gaelic Choir,
Dingwall Gaelic Choir was formed in 1954. Since then it has enjoyed many
successes, both nationally and internationally. It participates annually
in Scotland’s most prestigious Gaelic Festival, the Royal National Mòd,
and has won many of the top choral awards, including the Lovat and
Tullibardine shield on eleven occasions, most recently at the 2016 Mod
in the Western Isles.
Diocese of Lincoln Ladies' ChoirTwinned
with La Chorale of Harnosand Sweden, and sings a wide range of music for
worship and for concert/outreach events. Age-range is 25 - 65 and mobility
for travel to Sweden is essential among members.
Divas Undaunted, Barns
Green, Horsham An incredible choir for women who are lacking
in confidence generally, whether it is about singing or other life
issues. Whilst Kaytie is not a therapist, many find this safe,
encouraging environment of supportive women incredibly therapeutic and
of course all have loads of fun. Sometimes there are tears, mostly there
is laughter and a whole mass of singing!
Diversity Choir, London
Diversity Choir is London’s original lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender community chamber choir. Formed in 1992, the choir wanted to
sing a real variety ofmusic;
this includes music from Medieval chants to contemporary 21st Century
composers such as Jonathan Dove and we balance this with a lively
enthusiasm for music from a spectrum of other genres: folk, show tunes,
jazz and popular music from the Fifties to today.
Do You Hear the People
Sing? Musical Theatre Choir,
Christchurch, DorsetWe rehearse on Wednesdays 7.30pm-9.30pm at
Priory Hall, Christchurch BH23 1DB. We are a modern, musical theatre
choir and the choir is open to teenagers and adults and sings full SATB.
Choir Leader Nicole Dawson arranges most of the choirs music which
creates the choir's unique sound. We are currently accepting new members
in all sections, especially sopranos and basses.
Dodecantus UK, Gloucestershire &
Wiltshire A 12 voice choir with singers gleaned from the three
counties. All 12 members have differing voice types, enabling
flexibility to perform music from a wide variety of genres and eras. The
aim is to get as close to a professional result as possible whilst
having fun and improving the vocal abilities and knowledge of
Calgach Singers, Derry, N. IrelandThe Doire Calgach
Singers is a mixed voice, cross-community, cross-border choir based in
Derry in Northern Ireland. We are an amateur group which exists to sing
and entertain.We aim for the highest standards
in what we do. Our usual public performances are in concerts and
recitals for charitable organisations. We have had at least one spot in
The City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival every year since 2005. We
also sing by request at weddings and funerals.
This choir is not just
about singing and entertaining. We also enjoy a great social life
together. We take every opportunity to have a party and often arrange
weekend trips where we usually have good fun. After every practice
several members meet in The Clarendon Bar, Derry, for a bit of craic.
Concerts are usually followed by a relaxing get-together in a local
Dolau Mixtures, Dolau, Llandrindod Wells, Powys
We are a 24 strong mixed choir who
sing for the pleasure singing brings. For several years we practiced in
different member’s houses in the village. We had a rota and it was good
fun – if we didn’t meet landrovers trying to go the opposite way to our
convoy in the narrow lanes. Now we meet in the lovely Community Hall
built in 1997 for an hour and a half on Tuesday evenings starting at
8.00pm. We are a fully versatile choir with members being a mixture from
Dolau and surrounding areas. We have sung at various fundraising events,
harvest festivals, anniversaries, weddings, funerals and in 2006 were
part of the Gathering Wave Community Choir at Hereford Cathedral in the
Three Choirs Festival.
A fun adult singing group, no previous experience necessary. You will
learn to improve your singing voice and to harmonise. Classes are at 2pm
on Mondays during term time at Oldham Hall, Great Missenden, Bucks. The
group sing regularly in concerts and charity fund raising events
performing pop, classical, world music and more.
Dolly Mixture, Crewe,
Cheshire Dolly Mixture is a small close harmony ladies choir who
enjoy singing all sorts of styles from folk music, jazz, African, gospel
to popular ballads and upbeat numbers, with a few light classics thrown
in for good measure! We meet every Tuesday
1.30 – 3pm at Wychwood Community Hall, near Weston, Crewe. We sing a
wide variety of styles in two or three part harmony. No auditions – just
come and have a good sing.
Newcastle A small, friendly, mixed choir singing together for fun.
All songs taught by ear (no need to read music). We have singers with a
wide range of singing experience from beginners to old hands. New
members welcome. We meet Mondays 7.30-9.30pm (in term time) at Backworth
Village Hall, Church Rd, Backworth, Newcastle NE27 0JE
Doncaster Choral Society We are a friendly mixed choir rehearsing on
Tuesday evenings. We sing a wide range of music from Bach to Britten and
are about 70 strong. We perform 4 concerts a year, sometimes with the
Sheffield Bach Players.
Voice Choir, Dore, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Established over 40 years ago and with more than 60 singers, the choir
sings in around 6 concerts a year. We've had many competition successes,
and enjoy singing from a wide repertoire, from hymns and spirituals,
calypsos and show tunes, to Sinatra and the Beatles. We've recorded a
number of CDs, and regularly go abroad on tour; in 2007 we went to the
Rhineland and sang in Cologne Cathedral. New singers welcome.
Dorking Camerata, Surrey
Under the musical direction of Amy Bebbington, Dorking Camerata is a
chamber choir of approximately 25 members. We perform 3 concerts a year
in the Dorking area and sing a varied, interesting and often challenging
repertoire. With a loyal, local following, we always strive for
excellence but we never lose sight of our founding principles: the sheer
delight of singing and the camaraderie of friendship.
Dorking Choral Society, Surrey Formed in 1922 and with 80 voices
this choir has had a long association with the Leith Hill Musical
Festival, founded by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Repertoire from 16th
Century to contemporary music.
Loud & Proud Community Choir, Surrey We are a friendly community
choir for all ages and abilities. There is no audition required, just
the love and enjoyment of singing - you don't even need to read music!
We are tutored by an experienced choral director and we meet Wednesday
evenings 7.30pm - 9pm, during term time, at St John's C of E Community
Primary School, Goodwyns Road, Dorking, RH4 2LR.
Dorset for Singing, Weymouth. We started up a year ago, and
have about 100 members, ranging in age from 14 to people in their 80s.
We meet once a week and work towards a concert at the end of each term,
which raises money for charity. So far we have raised £2000, and
made a lot of people get back into singing again!
Dorset Guild of SingersThe Dorset Guild of Singers promotes
concerts bi-annually at the Lighthouse in Poole, in which rural choirs
and larger choral societies in Dorset can join together to perform
large-scale works from the choral repertoire with approximately 200
singers under the baton of a guest conductor.
Dorset Music Forum Rock Pop and Gospel Choir (aka DMF pop choir)
If you would like to meet some fab people
and improve your voice then come and join us next Tuesday at the Dorset
Music Forum offices (next to the o2 academy).
We especially need MEN!!!
Dorset Police Male
Voice Choir Formed in 1995, the choir has some 60 members
and rehearses weekly in Bournemouth. With an extensive repertoire,
including classical and secular music, folk songs, show songs, love
songs, traditional male voice pieces and popular music, the choir has
become highly popular and toured widely, including to many parts of the
UK, France, Guernsey, Ireland, and California, USA. Having raised many
of thousands of pounds for charity through its concerts and public
engagements the choir continues to be in demand and new members are very
DoveDale Singers, Romily, Stockport, Cheshire A 4-part mixed choir
with 25 members, singing a very wide range of music to suit every
occasion from madrigals to Cole Porter favourites and from religious
music to folk. The choir started life in 1957 as a church concert party
before converting to a choir in the 60's. The choir is a member of the
Stockport Arts Federation.
Dover House Singers,
Putney, London Nothing beats a good sing-song and our 30-strong
choir is always keen for new singers to join us. There are no auditions
and you do not have to read music. All that matters is you enjoy singing
Community Choir, Downton, WiltshireWe meet Tuesdays in term time, 7.30 – 9pm at Downton Baptist Church,
South lane, Downton (behind the White Horse pub). The leader is
Sarah Collins, professional composer and musician, and the
repertoire is varied – songs from around the world! We aim to have
fun and improve our singing at the same time. No auditions, and
payable by the session (£5/ under 18’s £2.50). Come along and see
what you think!
Society, Dreghorn, Ayrshire
Dreghorn Musical Society are an
enthusiastic, SATB choir based in Dreghorn, Ayrshire, Scotland.
With approximately 70 singing members, we perform a wide variety of
music from Pop to Broadway and film alongside some opera chorus and some
of the great choral classics. We perform twice annually (May and
December) in the Grand Hall, Kilmarnock and regularly support local
Droitwich Spa Community Choir, WorcesterDroitwich Spa Community Choir was formed in January 2012. The
Choir hopes to attract anyone in the Droitwich area who wants to come
along and have a sing with them. Experience is not necessary, you
don't have to read music or play an instrument and there will not be any
audition process, just come and have fun!
Duffield Singers, Derby,
DerbyshireA group of
singers and music lovers of all ages from Duffield and nearby who come
together to discover the joy of music through singing. We sing a variety
of repertoire of both folk and classical, world music (especially
African), gospel and songs from the shows. We sing in different styles
of both contemporary and traditional backgrounds. Anyone with a love for
music can join. We do not audition other than to find out the vocal
range of a new singer. You do not need to be able to read music to join
because parts are also taught by rote and often by tape. We meet every
Monday evening during term-time from 7.45pm to 9.30pm at St. Margaret's
R.C. Church, Hall Farm Road, Duffield and welcomes new members.
Dulwich Choral Society The Dulwich Choral
Society (formerly known as the South London Chorus) was founded in 1944. Today it is a thriving, friendly choir of about 90 which performs at
least three concerts a year, including two with professional orchestras and top-class soloists. Since 2006 the choir has
been directed by Aidan Oliver, one of the UK’s leading choral
conductors. As well as giving concerts in the Dulwich area, the choir has performed more widely
both in central London and abroad. Since 2006 the choir has been directed by Aidan Oliver, one of the UK’s
leading choral conductors.
Society, Dumfries, Scotland 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, DG One DG one,
Dumfries Ice Bowl and several local churches.
Dundee Choral Union,
Dundee, Scotland has approximately 120 - 130 members and perform two
concerts each year, one in December and one in Spring, usually March.
These concerts are held in the main hall in Dundee, The Caird Hall. We
perform a variety of works from Handel, Verdi, Elgar, Haydn to name but
a few. There is usually an open meeting at the beginning of the season
in September, this year it is Monday 08 September and auditions will
then be held on Thursday 12 September 2003. Any one interested in
joining the Choir after Christmas may audition at the first rehearsal in
Dunedin Consort, Edinburgh
One of Scotland's leading professional music ensembles founded in 1996
by Ben Parry and Susan Hamilton. The Consort numbers three to sixteen
professional singers from across Britain.
Union We are a mixed voice choir of over 100 voices. Our repertoire is varied and reflected in our very popular Christmas Concerts, a classical performance in Spring and a lighter programme at our concert in June. Our new season starts in August when we welcome new members.
Dunfermline Junior Chorus Founded in 2005 by Mandy Miller we are a choir of around 100 boys and girls from Primary 2 to 7 and Secondary 1-6. Membership is open to all interested children, and there is no pre-requisite for admission. Our repertoire is diverse and ranges from African to Gospel to Traditional and Popular and we perform a minimum of 3 concerts per year. New members are always welcome.
Dunstable Ladies Choir, Bedfordshire Dunstable Ladies’ Choir are a lively group of about 35 ladies spanning all ages who love to sing. This merry bunch meet weekly on Tuesday evenings throughout September to Christmastime and from February to May to rehearse for fund-raising concerts which they perform conducted by their Musical Director – Richard Heyes.
Dunstable Priory Church
Girls Choir, Dunstable, Bedfordshire
A church choir for girls to complement the Priory Church Choir
(which has boys on the top line). Originally formed in the
1980s, became a robed choir and began a tradition along the same
lines as the boys in 1995. Both Choirs have a 'Cathedral' type
repertoire. Girls are aged from seven to eighteen and may stay
in the choir until they leave school. We sing regularly in the
Priory Church on the Second Sunday each month and our major event
each year is the Advent Carol Service on Advent Sunday. Entry is by
simple audition although no previous experience is needed.
Dunstable Rock Choir, Bedfordshire
Nationwide phenomenon Rock Choir rehearses across Hertfordshire,
Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Members learn a range of feel-good
pop, gospel and Motown songs in harmony arrangement. There is no
audition and no requirement to read music. All are welcome – try us out
The choir is based in Manchester and sings a wide range of music
including sacred music spanning the centuries, spirituals, folk songs
and light music.
Durham Cathedral Choir One of the glories of the North East. The
choristers are educated at the Chorister School, while the ‘back row’ of
the choir comprises lay clerks and choral scholars, the latter being
undergraduate members of the University of Durham
Durham Choral Society Durham Choral Society is a mixed voice
choir with over 100 members. We sing two concerts a year in the
prestigious setting of Durham Cathedral. The repertoire of DCS is
varied, from traditional choral fare of the Bach B Minor to specially
commissioned works by new composers such as Will Todd. We welcome new
voices to the choir each year.
Durham Constabulary Male Voice Choir
Formed in 1948 as an educational based music appreciation group
giving officers to have a few precious hours away from their beats,
the choir has changed much over the years. Now open to all-comers,
one of the main reason that the choir continues to exist with its
links to the police force, is the immense public relations benefit
that the force itself gains. The Choir helps demonstrate the caring
side of the police service as it tours the region helping local
charities and groups raise many thousands of pounds a year towards
their good causes.
Durham County Youth Choir In existence for almost forty years, the
Durham County Youth Choir constantly strives to achieve the highest
standards of choral music, reaching a cross section of talented young
people from across County Durham. It forms part of the Durham County
Council Music Support Service.
Durham Endeavour Voices, County Durham Love singing? Then Endeavour Voices is for you! They are
the Queen’s Campus choir. They sing a wide range of music and perform
regularly in College formals as well as the annual Christmas Concert and
the Queen’s Campus Art’s Showcase and can also direct you to main campus
choirs, so you can join those as well. The choir is non-auditioned and
there will be cake or biscuits at nearly every rehearsal, so what have
you got to lose?
Durham HarmonicsThe Durham Harmonics choir is now in its tenth fabulous
year – and this vocal group really is a unique choir in Durham! Pop
songs, Jazz standards and Musical Theatre tunes all sung in four-part
harmony. Marvellous music, superb singers and fabulous fun!
We are a chamber choir of about 40 adult amateur singers, based in
Durham. Our core aim is to put on concerts of largely unaccompanied
music, from the great polyphonic works of the Renaissance through to
exciting contemporary music, and to build an enthusiastic audience
through imaginative programming and top-quality singing. We put on
around four concerts per year; one of these concerts traditionally
features a major work with orchestral accompaniment, when we are joined
by professional period instrumentalists from around the country.
Chamber Choir A mixed choir of around 20 voices, frequently singing
in cathedrals, in regular concerts throughout the year and on occasional
tours around the UK and abroad
Durham University Choral Society The Choral Society is one of
Durham's most prestigious musical groups. We sing two or more concerts a
year, often in the Cathedral, working with professional soloists and
accompanied by the University Orchestra. Membership, via a short
audition, is open to anyone within the University. The choir rehearses
each Monday from 7.30 to 9.30 pm during the first two terms of the year
Endeavour Orchestra and Choir
e-mail contact only:
mailto:firstname.lastname@example.orgWe are a non-auditioning orchestra and choir
at Queen's Campus. We provide the opportunity for music enthusiasts to
perform a variety of music, from Thunderbirds to Mozart, in a relaxed
and enjoyable atmosphere. The orchestra meets weekly on Mondays,
6:15-8:15, and the choir meets on Wednesdays 5:15-6:15, both in the
Holliday Building. We aim to perform concerts throughout the year in
venues ranging from the Rocket Union to Durham Cathedral and onboard the
Endeavour Boat. If you are interested, email us! Hope to hear from you.
Durweston Choral Society, Blandford, Dorset We started an
exciting new season on Wednesday, 9th September, at 7.20
pm at Durweston Village Hall. The Musical Director is Simon
Twiselton who founded the choir some 18 years ago. There are
no auditions. The desire to sing and a commitment to
rehearsals are the main criteria. New members are welcomed
with a discount for their first year and may attend a practice or
two before committing themselves. Youngsters still in
education are welcome and pay no subscription.
Dynamix, Dorset A brand new concept in vocal development showcasing young talent
from the local area. Dynamic in both music and enthusiasm this experienced team
are passionate about musical excellence, in particular the human instrument,
“The Voice”. Led by leading vocalist and composer Darren Bartlett this strong
line up of highly dedicated professionals are committed to helping young
musicians reach their full potential.