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. 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. 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.
If Music be the Food of Love
The 2024 Dart Festival Chorus concert will be held on Sunday 19 May in St Saviour's Church, Dartmouth.
We are delighted that Simon Dunbavand will continue as Chair/Organiser of the Dart Festival Chorus. The choir is in very safe and capable hands. Not only is Simon an accomplished organist and accompanist but also a brilliant chorus master. We are thrilled to be singing with DFC under his leadership.
We are also very pleased to say that James Davey has agreed once again to be the Musical Director and Ian Curror will be returning as the Accompanist for the 2024 Dart Festival Chorus concert.
An initial 9 March rehearsal will be held for sheet music collection and read-through. Ian and Simon will lead a note learning rehearsal on 27 April. James will then lead a weekend of back-to-back rehearsals on 11 and 12 May before the performance on 19 May. See Rehearsal Info page for date, time and location details.
The theme for the 2024 programme will be 'If Music be the Food of Love'. We will be singing a stimulating and varied programme, including works by Purcell, Rutter, Bruckner, Elgar, Pearsall, Will Todd, Puccini and Bernstein, as well as new arrangements by Ed Welch and Simon Dunbavand. We will be thrilled to sing the chosen programme and offer up this banquet of delights for the Dart Music Festival audience!
“If music be the food of love, play on”
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.
We look forward to hearing from you!