Ayr Choral Union is a friendly and enthusiastic choir of about 80 members , who meet weekly to rehearse, socialise and enjoy singing a wide range of wonderful choral music.
Over the past 140 years the choir has sung classical favourites by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Verdi and Faure, and less familiar works by Poulenc, Pergolesi and Bruckner. Modern works by our patron, Sir James Macmillan, and by Howard Goodall, Karl Jenkins and Ken Johnston have been recent successes.
Our new musical director, Andy, has promised that this season’s programme will push and challenge the choir, balanced with giving us great enjoyment, singing with new stars of our opera and concert stages and some of Scotland’s best instrumental players.
Our concert season starts on October 28th with For the Fallen – a dramatic and moving commemoration of the end of World War One featuring Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light and a shorter work by John Ireland. On December 16th, Christmas with Ayr Choral will feature our friends the Newmilns and Galston Brass Band, and on March 24th 2019, Music of the Masters,the choir will tackle both the Mozart Requiem and the Bach Magnificat – possibly the most exciting choral music ever!