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Welcome to Derby Choral Union

Derby Choral Union is Derby's longest-running voluntary choir, now in its 152nd Season of performing choral music both classical and contemporary to the highest standards.

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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.

Next Concert


Mass in C



Saturday April 13, 2019

7:30pm @ Derby Cathedral

Tickets: £12 - £15 - £18

Past Concert


Wassail! Carols of Comfort and Joy


Carols for Choir, Children’s Choir and Audience

Saturday December 15, 2018

7:30pm @ Derby Cathedral

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.

If you are a full time student or 25 and under and pass your audition, you qualify for our choral scholarship, which means your membership fee is covered by the choir. Members aged 26-35 pay half the membership fee. 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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