HELENSBURGH DORIAN CHOIR
Voices in harmony
ABOUT THE CHOIR
Helensburgh Dorian Choir is a renowned choir based in Helensburgh that was established in 1949. On this, our 70th anniversary, our choir is busier and better than ever.
We pride ourselves on our friendliness, years of experience and exemplary musical team. To that end we learn the notes as a group and are provided with teach tracks to practise at home, ensuring a top-notch performance come concert-day.
The choir hosts two concerts a year, in May and December, with rehearsals running from August to May. Rehearsals are held at the United Reformed Church, West king Street, Helensburgh, on Tuesday evenings from 7.15. There is always time for a chat during rehearsal and we even hold additional social events including concerts and dinners.
- Fri, 04 DecUnited Reformed Church04 Dec 2020, 19:30 – 21:00United Reformed Church, West Prince's Street, HelensburghOur 2020 Christmas concert promises to be an absolute cracker. In "When Icicles Hang" Rutter brings to vivd life English poems by Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Alongside more medieval beauties and modern favourites will be a sing-along of the best carols. Always a spectacle, don't miss it!
- Fri, 08 MayUnited Reformed Church08 May 2020, 19:30 – 21:00United Reformed Church, West Prince's Street, HelensburghThe fabulous opening chorus of Carmina Burana, "O Fortuna" is a favourite choral work the world over. We have added to this a broad selection of works celebrating life and death including the well-loved Faure Requiem to finish.
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Helensburgh Dorian Choir Wants You
Now in its 70th year, the Helensburgh Dorian Choir has never been more popular. Concerts are better attended than ever and enjoyment runs high in the rehearsal room. If you've thought of joining a choir but didn't know where to start, look no further. Contact details are below.
Sian has led a busy life as an opera singer and teacher since graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She has performed on BBC Radio Three, BBC Radio Wales, Radio France and Radio Naçionale de Espagna and with leading orchestras across Europe. She adores teaching pupils of all ages and currently runs two choirs.
Jane is a gifted pianist. She has played for the Choir as rehearsal, accompanying and solo pianist for the past 11 years. She teaches piano and singing in Helensburgh. She was born in Wolverhampton, and gained a Bmus (Hons) from the University College of Wales. She is an Associate of the London School of Music.
Established in 1949, the choir has an impressive catalogue of performances under its belt.
Come and Sing: ABBA to Zadok
17th Aug 2019 10-4
Sian Winstanley MD
Jane Hepworth Piano
The Dorian Choir was joined by members of the local community for a music-packed day, singing ABBA, Eva Cassidy, Orff's O Fortuna and Handel's Zadok the Priest.
We had a great day meeting new Dorian choir members and mingling with supportive members of other local choirs, before performing to a small audience at the end of the day.