Welcome to the Dorking Choral Society Website
Dorking Choral Society
DCS is a non-audition amateur choir of around 90 voices. The choir sings to a high standard under the direction of a professional Musical Director and Accompanist.
We rehearse on Wednesday evenings throughout the year except July and August. Rehearsals are at the Powell Corderoy Primary School in Longfield Road, Dorking. Rehearsals run from 7:45pm to 9:45pm and afterwards many of the members go to the pub for refreshment and a good natter.
DCS is a friendly choir and potential new members will always find a warm welcome. DCS has a long association with, and habitually participates in, the Leith Hill Musical Festival (LHMF) that was founded in Dorking by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The choir usually performs three further concerts every year singing a highly varied repertoire, from 16th century to contemporary music.
DCS is established as a Society dedicated to the promotion of Choral Singing within the Dorking area. Choir members elect a committee which is responsible for the management the Choir. The committee appoints the Musical Director and Accompanist.
DCS appoints a new Musical Director
Dorking Choral Society are delighted to announce that Hilary Campbell, Musical Director of P&O Ferries Choir – the group who won the recent BBC2 series The Choir – has been appointed MD of DCS, and takes up the baton with rehearsals starting this September.