Rehearsals, Come & Sing Events & Concerts
We work in parallel with the school terms. We rehearse the current programme every Monday evening and perform a concert at the end of term. The 2021-22 season started on Monday Sept. 6 and the year runs from September to June with breaks for Christmas, Easter and half-terms. Holiday dates are announced at the beginning of each term and full details are on our members pages. Our Autumn 2021 season will culminate in our concert of Handel's Messiah at All Saints, West Dulwich on Saturday Nov. 27th. We usually perform at least three concerts a year, including two with professional orchestras and top-class soloists.
We also have regular Saturday Come & Sing events, frequently at St. Barnabas, which are rewarding and enjoyable opportunities to spend a day engaging with wonderful music in greater depth and with more time to explore than our rehearsals permit. Most recently we held an event on opera choruses, and in recent years we have also tackled Mozart's Requiem, Mendelssohn's Elijah, the Brahms German Requiem and Bach's Christmas Oratorio.
Handel's Messiah conducted by Music Director William Vann
All are very welcome!
Sat. Nov. 27, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
All Saints, West Dulwich
As well as giving concerts in the Dulwich area, the choir has performed more widely, both in major London venues such as Cadogan Hall and the historic Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, and also abroad. While the pandemic has prevented us from arranging anything since the first lockdown back in March 2020, we did offer regular tours to continental Europe every couple of years prior to that, and certainly hope to resume that rhythm in the future. A tour to Italy's Amalfi Coast in October 2018 included concerts in Sorrento, Ravello and Salerno. The previous tour, in 2016, was to Spain, and since the first overseas concert tour in 1998 we have also visited Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Estonia, Portugal and Bosnia-Herzegovina, performing in a number of prestigious venues.
Dulwich Choral Society is implementing among its choir declaration of negative test results for rehearsals and performances. Mask wearing and social distancing is recommended but advisory and we keep the venue ventilated throughout. For audiences, the wearing of masks is recommended as is testing, when possible, on the day. Should you test positive on the day please isolate immediately. You can contact email@example.com to arrange a refund or reservation for a future concert.
We take the risk of Covid 19 very seriously and wish to reassure and welcome back our audiences and musicians by taking these sensible precautions. Please be aware that these could be subject to change, following medical and government advice and further developments will be placed on this homepage and our social media.