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 earlier this year of Elgar’s great work, The Dream of Gerontius.

2018 season

Registration has now closed for the current season; if you would like to be on the waiting list, please contact Rachel Greaves.

Recommended Recordings

The Dream of Gerontius – Boult and the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir

The only recording Sir Adrian Boult made of Gerontius, in 1975, this recording has a fine line-up of soloists: Helen Watts, Nicolai Gedda and Robert Lloyd. Label: EMI Click here for further details. A DVD of a performance conducting by Boult in Canterbury Cathedral in 1968 has also been recently re-issued: click here for more …

The Dream of Gerontius – Barbirolli and the Halle

Still a classic recording, despite having been made over 50 years ago. With Janet Baker, Kim Borg and Richard Lewis, plus the combined choirs of the Hallé, Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus and the Ambrosian Singers. Label: Warner Classics/EMI Click here for further details.