DeKalb Choral Guild is a dynamic choir in the metro Atlanta area, celebrating over 38 years of harmony, community and music making.





The DeKalb Choral Guild in the community:


Plymouth Harbor

at our monthly "Sing a long with the DCG" with the guests at Plymouth Harbor Respite Care. Second Thursdays.


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at the Avondale tree lighting, dressed festively and singing with other community members.




Catmas caroling for the benefit of cats and patrons of Second Life store in Avondale

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spring concert

Mystics and Music

the DeKalb Choral Guild 

May 14, 2016



May 14, 2016 7:30pm

St. Bartholomew's Episcopal church at 1790 Lavista Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

"Mystics and Music"

Come hear the beauty and power of choral music through the words of the world's sages.

 in a concert celebrating ancient texts and poetry of spiritual transcendence. An interweaving of ancient and new: the contemporary composers on the program employ lyrics and inspiration from mystical poets from across the world, through the ages, and from many different faith backgrounds. Be transported to the Whirling Dervishes of Persia as well as to Navajo prayer. Hear the longing and beauty for oneness in the poetry of Rumi and Hafiz. Hear the desire for truth in Kabir. Hear the mystery of life and healing in the words of Robert Herrick. Be transported through the voices of the DCG to share in the amazing power of music to touch us all deeply. The DeKalb Choral Guild is directed by Mary Evelyn Root and is accompanied by Leanne Elmer Herrmann. Tickets are $5, children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available at the door or online at beginning April 25th. A reception will follow the concert.





Thank You to Season 38's Super Supporter!images


This year's super supporter is  Anonymous. Anonymous gave us a very generous donation and we are very, very grateful. We do what we do out of love of music and love for our community. We appreciate others partnering with us in our mission.Go to our BLOG to read some inspiring words from Gerald Robison on giving. If it inspires you, click the donate now button on the right sidebar to give.





 Our 2016 Georgia Young Composers Festival Winners

In the Graduate Division:

Ben Robichaux, winning composition A Slumber Did my Spirit Seal.

In the Undergraduate Division: 

Jordan Bearden, winning composition Alleluia.

In the High School Division Jenna Reel, winning composition If you have a minute, I need to talk with you.




Read our latest Blog post about how we are becoming a more compassionate chorus.

We are an official Arts partner of the Charter for Compassion. We feel that our mission to enrich our community through excellent choral music is in harnonious alignment with a commitment to encourage our world to be more compassionate and less caustic and fragmented. Music brings people to together to share concerns, joys and sorrows. Making and experiencing choral music is an act of collaboration. Our concerts are dialouges that are meant to start and continue conversations and to encourage hopeful action. Click below to donate to the DeKalb Choral Guild.

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Click the donate now button to support our mission of creating opportunites for our community to experience and be enriched by excellent choral music and thereby, to create a more compassionate world. 



2013 Gala - Karmelle



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