Join DCC Fall 2021
Durham Community Choir invites you to join us as a chorister for the Fall 2021 session!
A non-auditioned community choir, we welcome into our membership anyone 16 years of age or older who loves and wants to sing. In this time of restrictions on in-person singing due to coronavirus, we meet virtually for choral singing, education and community. However, we are actively looking at how we might be able to return to in-person choral rehearsal. When it becomes possible and advisable, we will prudently reintroduce singing together in person.
Fall 2021 rehearsals begin on September 20, and we also welcome prospective choristers to join us at any time during the semester.
This fall, we'll be polishing up some of the choruses from our biennial fall repertoire, Handel's Messiah; and, we'll be singing some joyful, upbeat holiday repertoire.
If we can have sufficient in-person rehearsal over the course of the semester, and if it is advisable to have an in-person performance in early December, we will activate our conditional plans for an in-person concert in early December.
Come join us, as we sing together, explore exciting and uplifting repertoire, and support each other in singing community as we progress through this challenging time!
Calling All Choristers
Durham Community Choir invites you to join us as a participant/chorister! A non-auditioned community choir, we welcome into our membership anyone 16 years of age or older who loves and wants to sing.
We have two independent sessions per year--the fall semester runs from September through late November, and the spring semester runs from January through late April.
Each session culminates in a full-length public performance. We rehearse on Monday evenings.
Past Performances on YouTube
Visit our YouTube Channel at
to view videos of our past concerts. Current and recent videos are directly posted to this channel, and are visible in the Videos tab. For older concerts, please click on the Playlists tab.
Support Durham Community Choir
As a small community arts organization, Durham Community Choir relies primarily on participant fees and concert ticket sales to fund its operations. The realities of this time of coronavirus—no in-person singing, no in-person concerts, reduced participation in virtual rehearsals—have put a severe strain on the choir's finances. While we have done our best to reduce expenses, our revenue has also been greatly reduced, and we find ourselves in a very challenging position.
We believe we make a valuable contribution to the Durham Region community—through music education, performance and community-building. In fact, Durham Community Choir was the recipient of a 2020 Metroland Readers' Choice award for Musical Instruction.
We solicit your support—to help us continue to offer our programming during this time of coronavirus, and also to sustain us so that we will be able to survive the pandemic, and be able to ramp up quickly with in-person rehearsals and performances when those are safe possibilities.
We heartily welcome and greatly appreciate any amount of support you may be able to share with us. You may make contributions electronically by either e-transfer, by PayPal or through a credit card.
Be assured that 100% of your contribution (except, for contributions processed by PayPal [including credit card payments], a 2.9% processing fee) will go directly to supporting and sustaining the work of the choir. We are deeply grateful for your support, but are not able to provide a tax-deductible receipt, as the choir is not a registered charity.
To make a contribution to the work of the choir, either:
Click the Donate button below to make a donation using PayPal or a credit card.
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