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.

This year, Dart Festival Chorus is celebrating the diversity of the animal kingdom, with a concert entitled All Creatures Great and Small. Under the direction of James Davey, the choir will be singing a wide range of wildlife-themed works from the Renaissance period up to the present day.

The concert will take place at St Saviour's Church, Dartmouth on Sunday, 13 May, 2018.

  • Guest Conductor

    Our guest conductor for 2018 is James Davey. James is one of the UK's most distinguished and respected young choral directors. He is the founder and Musical Director of Chantage (BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year 2006), and MD of the Chandos Chamber Choir, the Fleet Singers and several other choirs. He is also a Choir Trainer for the Royal College of Music Junior Department and a Guest Conductor for the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain.

  • Chorus Master and Guest Accompanist

    Our chorus master and guest accompanist for 2018 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


Sunday, 13 May, 2018
St Saviour's Church

Contrapunto Bestiale  – Banchieri
All Things Bright and Beautiful – Rutter
The Lamb – Tavener
Nightingale Chorus – Handel
The Blue Bird – Stanford
Sicut Cervus (Like As the Hart) – Palestrina
Like a Singing Bird – Chilcott
Kyrie and Sanctus ( ‘Sparrow Mass’) – Mozart
The Silver Swan – Gibbons
Animal Crackers Vol 1 – Whitacre
Worthy is the Lamb + Amen – Handel