Dulwich Choral Society


Registered Charity Number 264764

President Dame Emma Kirkby

Musical Director Aidan Oliver

Chairman Guy Collins

Membership Secretary Jane & Michael Palmer

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 About Us          

Rehearsals, Workshops & 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 2019-20 seasonl started on Monday Sept. 2 and the year runs from September to June with breaks for Christmas, Easter and half-terms. Holiday dates are announced at the start of each term and full details are on our members pages. There will be no rehearsal on Monday Oct. 22. We usually perform at least three concerts a year, including two with professional orchestras and top-class soloists. Please see our concerts page.


We have regular Saturday workshops, 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 shorter Monday rehearsals permit. Most recently we conducted in-depth workshops on Mozart's Requiem and Mendelssohn's Elijah, which we sang in the Spring. In another recent workshop Aidan was joined by Norbert Meyn, who gave a fascinating and hugely engaging guide to the Brahms German Requiem. And on yet another occasion, a memorablestudy day for the Bach Christmas Oratorio, the choir was joined by Robert Rice (Eton Choral Courses; National Youth Choir of Great Britain) who led the warm-ups and coached us on singing the music of Bach.

Next Event

20th Century Choral Music From Bernstein to Britten

All are very welcome!

Saturday March 14, 7:30 p.m.

All Saints, West Dulwich
Overseas Tours


As well as giving concerts in the Dulwich area, the choir has performed more widely both in central London and abroad. 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.

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