Join us for an Open Rehearsal!

Ayr Choral Rehearsals for our 2024-25 Season start on Tuesday 20th August 2024 and everyone is invited!

We’re holding an Open Rehearsal for anyone who would like to come and give us a try.

Starting at 7.30pm we’ll begin with a warm up – for both our voices and our brains (!) – before starting work on both of the pieces we’ll be performing at out October Concert – Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man and James MacMillan’s All the Hills and Vales Along.

If you’re considering starting or getting back in to singing, do come along on 20th August and give us a try – we’d love to see you.

P.S. It’s a tea-break night so bring a mug too!

2023-24 Season Finale

Our Ayr Town Hall Season arrived at a glorious finale on Sunday 17th March with Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem. The incredible sound from the choir was beautifully supported by The Caledonian Consort and we were lucky to have two wonderful soloists in Catriona Hewitson and Ross Cumming.

When Brahms premiered the Requiem in 1888, he broke the performance after the 4th movement and included works by other composers in the concert so we followed suit! Triptych by Tarik O’Regan was both a challenge and a joy to sing for the choir and captivating for the audience to hear. As one audience member said ‘it sounded amazing and was really emotional…had a wee tear!’

Although our official season is now over, you can still catch us on Saturday 27th April in Glasgow, at St Mungo’s Cathedral at 2.30pm (free entry) and we’ll be at Belleisle Conservatory in Ayr for an informal performance as part of Make Music Day on 21st June.

Look out for the launch of our 2024-25 Season – When it is Peace-Joy!-Hope – later on in the summer.

See you next Season!

Spring Term at Ayr Choral

We started the year with an Open Rehearsal on 9th January and got stuck straight in to some hard work on Saturday 13th January with a one-off workshop studying O’Regan’s Triptych in preparation for our March concert. It was great to welcome a number of guests and new members to both of these events!

As the new year gets underway we’re absolutely delighted to be joined by some more new faces – Accompanist, JiaNing Ng and Assistant Conductor, Eden Devaney.

9th January 2024 – Open Rehearsal

Think you might like to join Ayr Choral?

Join us for an open rehearsal on Tuesday 9th January 2024 as we warm up our voices following the Christmas break and start working on two great pieces ready for our concert at the end of March.

Anyone who is looking to start singing or get back in to singing is most welcome to come along to our first rehearsal of the new year at 7.30pm at Castlehill Parish Church to give us a try.

On Saturday 13th January we will also be holding a day-long workshop studying Triptych by Tarik O’Regan. From 10.30am – 3pm, the workshop will be principally for Ayr Choral members but we’d be delighted to welcome anyone interested in an introduction to a challenging new choral work. If you would like to come along to the workshop, please let us know in advance by emailing


Sunday October 29th– Ayr Choral Autumn Concert

In the first concert of the season, Ayr Choral present a programme of French and English music with contrasting pieces. Requiem by Gabriel Faure and Gloria by Francis Poulenc, Five Mystical Songs by Vaughan Williams and I Was Glad by Hubert Parry. The choir will be conducted by Andrew McTaggart and joined by soloists Catriona Clark and Colin Murray and organ accompaniment by Peter Shepherd.


Ayr Town Hall, New Bridge St., Ayr, KA7 1SH.

Tickets available from ;

Ayr Choral members,

Ayr Guitar, 62 Alloway St., Ayr KA7 1SH or our website

Stalls £12. Balcony/gallery £16

2023-24 Gets Underway!

Rehearsals for our exciting 2023-24 season start on Tuesday 22nd August 2023 at Castlehill Church, Ayr. Come and join our friendly and enthusiastic group of around 80 singers as we start learning the music for our October concert which will include works by Parry, Poulenc and Faure. If you’re interested in coming along, feel free to contact our Secretary by email ( or message us on Facebook. You are welcome to come along for a few weeks to try us out before committing!

Come and Sing Poulenc’s Gloria

Join us on Saturday 12th August 2023 for a Come and Sing day.

We’ll spend the day rehearsing Poulenc’s Gloria before giving a performance to an audience of family and friends. The day will start with tea & coffee (and home baking!) from 10am – 10.30 before getting down to some hard work under our director, Andy McTaggart. Rehearsal will run until 4pm with a break for lunch and the performance will be at 4.30pm.

Whether it’s a piece you know by heart, a work you’ve never heard of or you just want to give Ayr Choral a try everyone is welcome and we’d love you to join us for the day!

Please see the full details of the day further down the page and to sign up, download and complete this form and return it to

Full Details of the day:

Venue: Castlehill Church, Ayr, KA7 3LW

ACU Members £10

Non-Members £15

10am – refreshments

10.30am – rehearsal starts

Lunch break – please bring a packed lunch

4pm – rehearsal ends

4.30-5.30pm – performance – audience tickets are £5 on the door

2022-23 Season End

Ayr Choral rounded off a glorious 2022-23 season with a mixed programme of choral works in the setting of Glasgow’s magnificent St Mungo’s Cathedral. In front of a great audience of family, friends and visitors to the cathedral we performed some gorgeous music, both sacred and secular, by composers from the sixteenth century to the present day. We were delighted to be joined by both Peter Shepherd and Andrew Forbes as accompanists who gave a thrilling rendition of Holst’s Jupiter for 4 hands at the organ.

We’re on a summer break now until our Come & Sing Poulenc Gloria on 12th August 2023 – if you’d like to join us for that, keep an eye on the website or our social media for more information.