Welcome to Dart Festival Chorus

Dedicated to supporting the aims of the Dart Music Festival by encouraging people to participate in and enjoy choral music, whether as singers or as members of the audience.


About Dart Festival Chorus

Dart Festival Chorus was established in 2011 as the Dart Music Festival's very own choir. Members are drawn from choirs across South Devon. The Dart Festival Chorus is a well established and integral part of the music festival, and we very much hope it will continue to be so for many years to come.

Following Government announcements, amid the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the Covid 19 pandemic, with great sadness and regret, the 2020 and 2021 Dart Music Festivals were cancelled. The next Dart Music Festival will now take place on 6th, 7th and 8th May 2022. Dart Festival Chorus look forward to singing together again when the festival returns next year!

Dart Festival Chorus is thrilled to welcome back James Davey as guest conductor. We are joined by Simon Dunbavand as chorus master and accompanist. While details are still to be confirmed, choir is delighted to invite you to its 2022 concert, which we anticipate will take place at 3.00pm on Sunday, 8th May, 2022. 

Although we are somewhat reluctant to plan ahead for 2022 just yet, we would hope to sing all or some of the planned 2020 music programme next year. The 2020 concert, ‘Mayflower and Beyond’, was planned as a whistle-stop journey through 400 years of American choral music. The musical adventure begins with the Mayflower Anthem, composed by Dartmouth Music Festival patron, Ed Welch. Our choral celebration will lead you through the American War of Independence, Appalachian Folk, Spirituals and will also feature modern American composers, including Daniel Elder and Morten Lauridsen. Be inspired by our eclectic mix of American choral works!

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“If music be the food of love, play on”

William Shakespeare


Contact Us

If you would like any further information about the choir, please get in touch via the form below.

Current choir members can also use this form to contact us. 

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