Welcome

Dart Festival Chorus is the Dart Music Festival's very 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.

The theme for the choir’s 2017 concert is the seasons of the year. The choir will be celebrating spring, summer, autumn and winter in a wide-ranging programme that features both sacred and secular music. If you've ever yearned to hear Christmas music in May, here's the opportunity you've been waiting for!

Singing the Seasons will take place at St Saviour's Church, Dartmouth on Sunday, 14 May, 2017.





  • Guest Conductor

    Our guest conductor for 2017 is Stephen Tanner. Stephen founded the Girl Choristers' section of Exeter Cathedral Choir, and was Director of the section from 1994 up until the summer of 2016. He combined this role with the role of Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral School. This multi-talented musician is also an accomplished composer and arranger. 


  • Guest Accompanist

    Our guest accompanist for 2017 is Ian Curror. A former Director of Music at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, Ian now lives in South Devon. In addition to his many years’ experience as a choral director, accompanist, teacher and examiner, Ian is also an accomplished organ soloist. 


Forthcoming Concert

Singing the Seasons

3: 00 pm

Sunday, 14 May, 2017

St Saviour's Church
Dartmouth

Programme

Spring              
Morley: It was a lover and his lass
arr Westbrook: Were you there?
Finzi: God is Gone Up

Summer          
Gershwin arr Stickles: Summertime
Stanford: Magnificat in A  
Tallis: O Nata Lux

Autumn           
Kosma arr O’Connell: Autumn Leaves
Haydn: Achieved is the glorious work
Holst: The Autumn is Old

Winter             
Macmillan: O Radiant Dawn    
arr Rutter: Joy to the world
arr Gardner: The Holly and the Ivy