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Welcome to Derby Choral Union

Derby Choral Union is Derby's longest-running voluntary choir, now in its 156th Season of performing choral music both classical and contemporary to the highest standards.

Formed in 1866, Derby Choral Union has a rich history of choral music making and continues to thrive, with over 100 members supported by a devoted audience base, both of which continue to grow.

Highly regarded as one of the foremost choirs in the region, we perform three concerts each season, with our repertoire containing an extensive and exciting range of music from the traditional choral works to music by 20th and 21st century composers.

Past Concert


Cantique de Jean Racine


How lovely are Thy dwellings

Saturday October 16, 2021

7:30pm @ St Alkmund's Church, Duffield

Past Concert


Petite Messe Solennelle

Saturday April 4, 2020

@ Cancelled

Join Us

We are widely recognised as being one of the friendliest choirs in the region and are always keen to welcome new members to sing with us. If you have been considering joining a choir, you can apply to attend our rehearsals and take the first step towards your music making journey with us.

Members aged under 30 pay half the membership fee of just £55 per year. More information can be found on our Join Derby Choral Union page, which includes a handy FAQ answering many questions about joining the choir.

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