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 choir is delighted to invite you to its 2019 concert, ‘Light Out of Darkness’, subtitled ‘and there was day and night; the sun the moon and the stars’. Expect a musical journey that not only leads you through choral works that reflect literal representations of the theme but also explores sacred interpretations. Be inspired by its eclectic mix of the familiar and the less familiar – including an unfamiliar twist on a very familiar song!

Dart Festival Chorus is thrilled to welcome back James Davey as its guest conductor and Ian Curror as its chorus master and accompanist. The concert will take place at St Saviour's Church, Dartmouth at 3.00pm on Sunday, 12 May, 2019. 

  • Guest Conductor

    James Davey is one of the UK's most distinguished and respected young choral directors, and regularly conducts and prepares choirs for broadcasts on TV and Radio. James is Musical Director for Chantage (winners of the Malta International Choral Competition 2015 and the BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year Competition 2006), as well as several other prestigious choirs. He is also a conducting tutor for the Association of British Choral Directors and a co-founder of the London International Choral Conducting Competition.

  • Chorus Master and Guest Accompanist

    Our chorus master and guest accompanist for 2019 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, 12 May, 2019
St Saviour's Church


Light Out of Darkness – Elgar
Abendlied (Evening Song) – Rheinberger
Rest, Sweet Nymphs – Pilkington
Blue Moon -  Rodgers and Hart
Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace – Wesley
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star – Elder
O nata lux de lumine – Lauridsen
The Night is Departing – Mendelssohn
O Radiant Dawn – Macmillan
And the Spirit of God / The Heavens are Telling – Haydn