St Andrews Chorus

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The St Andrews Chorus, a vibrant mix of students, locals and University staff, was founded by Thomas G Duncan in 1977. Tom was Musical Director until his retiral in 1994, at which point the Chorus was formally constituted as a choral society.  In September 2009, the first full-time Director of Music in the University of St Andrews, Michael Downes, was appointed Musical Director of the Chorus.  Under his baton, the Chorus has performed works by Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart, Faure, Haydn, Elgar, Puccini, Verdi and Sullivan.  A highlight was singing Paul Mealor’s Stabat Mater in 2010 before he had become so popular.  The President of the Chorus since 2007 has been Eric Priest, during which the Chorus has doubled in size to around 150 members and the number of students has quadrupled.    No audition is required and the Chorus is open to newcomers of all voice parts and levels of experience, provided they can hold a tune and enjoy singing. Everyone will receive a warm welcome.  More information can be found on the website at or by contacting Eric Priest at

Meeting Place

The Chorus rehearses in the Physics Lecture Theatre, North Haugh, St Andrews.

Date: Rehearsals start at 7pm and last until 9.15pm.

Affiliated Organisations

  • Making Music Scotland
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