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DCS always welcomes new singers of any voice part, why not come and join us for a rehearsal or two.

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DCS gives at least three concerts per year, often with professional soloists and orchestra in the Daventry area.

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Daventry Choral Society

Founded in 1990

History Of Daventry Choral Society

The choir was established in 1990 under the baton of David Muggleton, and has gone from strength to strength over the last few decades.

A particular highlight was the commissioning in 2015 of a new work ‘The Dane Tree’ to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the choir.

We are an enthusiastic and friendly group of around ninety singers including experienced and novice members. We enjoy sharing our interest and musical talent with the local community in dynamic and exciting performances. We are also helped to develop our skills in regular workshops and rehearsals.

We have gained recognition and awards from East Midlands Arts, Daventry District Council, the Millennium Fund – Awards for All and R. Griggs Arts Marketing Fund.

LAURA BAILIE

Our Musical Director

Originally from Northern Ireland, Laura has recently completed her Masters in Choral Conducting at The University of Birmingham under the tutelage of Simon Halsey CBE. Prior to her studies at Birmingham, Laura graduated with BA Honours in Classical voice at Leeds Conservatoire where she primarily focused her singing in opera studies, as well as taking conducting as her major specialism.

Starting as a chorister from a young age, Laura’s passion for choral music prompted her to pursue a path in solo performance. From there, she performed various oratorios, operas and solo recitals. In 2017, Laura was awarded the Margaret Markland Award from the Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir and the Diocese of Leeds Choral Scholarship, as well as attaining the position of residential singer for the Leeds Youth Wind Orchestra.

Laura Baillie - Daventry Choral Society

OUR CONCERTS

DCS gives three concerts a year with a variety of professional soloists and orchestras. We’d love you to join us for a performance soon.

About Daventry Choral Society

Trustees & Committee

Daventry Choral Society is run by a group volunteers, all experts in their own fields. Research has shown singing provides excellent health benefits, including improved breathing and circulation, along with benefits to the heart and immune system.

At DCS we are fortunate enough to have a tremendously gifted accompanist in Adrian Moore. Adrian and the Musical Director Laura have a excellent rapport, which naturally enhances what we’re trying to achieve.