A Lyrical Lockdown

by Alexandra Brooke In March 2020, while we were looking forward to our forthcoming St John Passion concert, Covid-19 raised its ugly head and the landscape of live music underwent a major change. Tutti suddenly became solo and singing in … Read More


Update: 14/04/2020 Due to the Covid-19 outbreak we have sadly made the decision to cancel our concerts on 4th April and 4th July. We hope and plan to perform Handel’s Messiah in November, our Christmas concert in December, and the Bach St John … Read More

Join Cheltenham Choral Society

Cheltenham Choral Society is recruiting new members! Join us for rehearsals, starting on Wednesday 4th September from 7.30 to 9.30pm in the Hall at Bethesda Methodist Church, Great Norwood Street, GL50 2AP. NEXT CONCERT: Vivaldi: Gloria Mozart: Coronation Mass Cherubini: … Read More

Autumn Concert 2019

Save the Date! Our next concert is our first with our new conductor, Alexander Thacker. It takes place on 16 November 2019 at Christ Church, Cheltenham. We shall be singing Mozart ‘Coronation Mass’, Vivaldi ‘Gloria’ and Cherubini ‘Requiem’. More details to … Read More

New Musical Director Announced

Following the departure of Ian Higginson our Musical Director of 30 years in January, CCS embarked on a recruitment process early this year for his successor.  During the interim we have been very fortunate to work with Paul Collacott, conductor … Read More

Holst Birthday Concert

Cheltenham Choral Society, in association with the Holst Birthplace Museum, are performing a Holst Birthday concert on 29th September, at St Andrew’s Church, Montpellier. Further Details Holst Birthplace Museum Website    

Our 80th Anniversary Year

Cheltenham Choral Society was founded in 1938 by Morgan Islwyn Jones who remained the principal conductor until 1973. In 2018 we celebrate our 80th Anniversary with a series of special concerts: On 28th April 2018 our President Dame Felicity Lott … Read More