Join our choir
New members are warmly welcomed to the choir and we encourage anyone with an interest in choral singing to get in touch. While choral experience is valuable, a love of singing and a desire to learn is more important. We do not audition new members – you will be introduced to a Part Representative who can help you find the right voice and place in the choir.
This year, for our Remembrance Sunday Autumn Concert, we will be learning and performing the DURUFLÉ Requiem with RHEINBERGER Stabat Mater and IMOGEN HOLST Mass in A minor in St Martin’s Church, Dorking, on 12th November.
Where: Crossways Community Baptist Church, Junction Road, Dorking, RH4 3HB (opposite the vehicle entrance to Waitrose car park)
When: Wednesday evenings, all year, except for July and August.
What time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm (with a refreshment break), after which we enjoy a drink and a catch up at a local pub.
Singing members pay an annual subscription which covers three terms of singing, four concerts, a professional conductor and musicians and, from September – June, a central Dorking rehearsal location.
Annual subscription: 2023/24 – £195
Members under 30yrs: FREE
Annual subscriptions are set by our Committee, with a generous discount for early payment.
There is an additional charge for our Spring concert which is part of the Leith Hill Music Festival.
How to join
We are a friendly, sociable group who thoroughly enjoy our singing and strive for the highest standards. New members are always very welcome.
Why not try before you join?
Come along for a couple of free taster sessions to see for yourself what we do.
We meet at Crossways Community Baptist Church, Junction Road, Dorking, RH4 3HB, (opposite the vehicle entrance to Waitrose car park) on Wednesday evenings 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Get in touch and we’ll hopefully see you soon.
Benefits of joining
Music is good for the mind, body and soul! Singing is a great way to combat stress, boost confidence, lift your spirits and meet new people.
As a member of Dorking Choral Society, you will:
Be our friend
A ‘Friend of Dorking Choral Society’ is someone who shares the Society’s aims of promoting the love and performance of music and is willing to pay a subscription of not less than £30.00 a year.
Your support helps us to be accompanied by the best orchestral players and to enjoy the voices of wonderful professional soloists. In return you will receive a free concert programme in which your name will be recorded, a free interval drink, an opportunity to reserve a seat and a cushion on which to sit.
To become a ‘Friends of Dorking Choral Society’ please contact Ann Watney
Call: 01306 889115
Make a Donation
All support for our choir is very welcome and with your donations, we can continue to bring the joy of music and song to the local community for many years to come.
What do you enjoy about singing with DCS?
This is hugely rewarding. I enjoy the whole experience of learning with gifted conductors and accompanists and singing with so many equally gifted singers, all of whom I regard as friends who always support and encourage one another.
I enjoy the experience of coming together to sing as a group with other like mined enthusiastic amateurs.
It is a very friendly choir and everyone is made to feel welcome. We sing to a high standard and there are lots of activities outside of singing to enjoy.
Everything! Great music, good sound, friends who enjoy choral singing and lots of different experiences.
Singing a variety of music works, in a friendly, supportive group. Always lots of ways to learn and keep brain active.