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.
Dart Festival Chorus was thrilled to welcome back James Davey as guest conductor. We were joined by Simon Dunbavand as chorus master and accompanist. The concert took place at St Saviour's Church, Dartmouth at 3.00pm on Sunday, 8 May, 2022.
The concert, ‘Mayflower and Beyond’, was a whistle-stop journey through 400 years of American choral music. We began our musical adventure with the Mayflower Anthem, composed by Dart Music Festival patron, Ed Welch. Our choral celebration led the audience through the American War of Independence, Appalachian Folk, Spirituals and culminating in a performance of the Battle Hymn of the Republic! We also featured modern American composers, including Daniel Elder and Morten Lauridsen. We hope to have inspired those that attended with our eclectic mix of American choral works!
“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!