The Cumnock Tryst Festival Chorus is back for its third Tryst concert and we are once again looking to recruit singers to join this year - our soprano and alto sections are fully subscribed but we do have a few places still left for tenor and bass singers. The Festival Chorus will have four full rehearsals in late August and September, followed by a performance as part of the Festival itself.

The programme for the 2017 Festival has now been launched and we are delighted that once again our Chorus Master will be Andrew McTaggart, and that this year's final rehearsals and performance will be conducted by Eamonn Dougan.  The Chorus will be singing Mozart's Coronation Mass, joined by four soloists from Genesis Sixteen, and Ralph Vaughan Williams' 5 Mystical Songs with Andrew MacTaggart as soloist. The performance will be accompanied by renowned organist Kevin Bowyer.  Find out more about the concert -

Rehearsals for the Festival Chorus will take place from 11am to 4.00pm on:
- Saturday 19th August, 10.30am - 4.00pm
- Saturday 2nd September, 10.30am - 1pm
- Saturday 16th September, 10.30am - 4.00pm
- Sunday 24th September, 1pm - 7.30pm (please note this is a change to previously published times)

The Tryst performance is on Saturday 30th September at 4.45pm in Auchinleck Parish Church.

Attendance at the performance on 30th September and the rehearsal on 24th September, are mandatory, with further attendance at two of the three rehearsals on 9th August, 2nd September and 16th September required.

Before you sign up, please make sure that you are available to attend the required rehearsals and the concert. Full details of rehearsal venues will be sent to registered Chorus members later in the summer. 

Please note that places are limited and given on a first come basis. Your place will be confirmed by email.

Register to join the The Festival Chorus 2017:

Name *
Able to attend at least two of the following rehearsals: *
(please tick at least two options)
Able to attend the following rehearsal and Concert *

If you have any queries regarding the Chorus, please don't hestitate to contact us on 07788 618 652 or email

 The Festival chorus 2016 - Illustration by Wil Freeborn

The Festival chorus 2016 - Illustration by Wil Freeborn