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.


Elijah: Monday 6 May at 7.30pm

Bass/Elijah David Soar
Soprano Josephine Goddard
Mezzo soprano Frances Gregory
Tenor Rhys Batt
Bass Adam Maxey
Sherborne Classical Players
Conductor Paul Ellis

This year’s concert is on Monday 6 May in Sherborne Abbey as part of Sherborne Abbey Festival. Click here to buy tickets and to see details of all the concerts taking place.

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.