Our next concert...


Sunday 7 May 2017

Voices of Remembrance

Narrated by Vanessa Redgrave

Johannes Brahms A German Requiem

Laura Rossi Voices of Remembrance

7.30pm, Great Hall, Dartington

Tickets on sale in early 2017

 

Also click here for details of the Summer School's FREE Peter Grimes workshop on March 11th, directed by our own Simon Capet

Welcome to the Dartington Community Choir website

Since the purchase of the Dartington Hall Estate in 1925 by Leonard and Dorothy Elmhirst, the Arts have been an integral part of its activities. The founder Trustees welcomed and encouraged participation by the local community.

In 1942 when Imogen Holst was invited to join the staff at Dartington to train young music students, she established both an orchestra and a choir to which all the community were welcome. Dartington College of Arts continued this tradition with local participation in the college choir until 1982 when in the autumn of that year a new choir was formed known as the Dartington Community Choir. Membership was to be non-auditioned and open to all who wished to participate in choral singing.

With the kind permission of the Dartington Trustees the Dartington Community Choir was able to use the venue vacated by the previous choir. To this day the choir is privileged to rehearse and hold concerts in the magnificent 15th Century Great Hall at Dartington.

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