Welcome to the Sherborne Festival Chorus Web Site.

We are a non-auditioning community-based choir of 140 people, formed in 2006, in collaboration with Sherborne Abbey Festival, to enable and to encourage local people to sing to a high standard within an informal environment. We aim to provide more local people with the opportunity to perform in Sherborne Abbey and to involve members of the community in Sherborne Abbey Festival.

Click here to read the review of our performance in Sherborne Abbey of Elgar’s great work, The Dream of Gerontius.

2019 season

Our 2019 concert is a performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah on Monday 6 May as part of Sherborne Abbey Festival. Online registration is now closed, but if you’d like to take part on a rehearsal-only basis, please get in touch with us.

Full details of this year’s Sherborne Abbey Festival are now available! Click here to see details of all the concerts taking place and to buy tickets.

Recommended Recordings

Mendelssohn: Elijah

There are a large number of recordings available. We list four that have appeared in Radio 3’s ‘Building a Library’ reviews. You can listen to the most recent reviews here. 1 – Iain Burnside’s Choice Soile Isokoski (soprano), Monica Groop (alto), John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Petteri Salomaa (bass), La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale Gent,Orchestre des Champs-Elysees, …

Mozart Litaniae K243

Conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, with Concentus Musicus Wien and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir Click here to find out more.

Mozart Requiem

A classic period performance by the Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists and Sir John Eliot Gardiner           Click here to find out more.