A Christmas Collaboration

by Alexandra Brooke inspired by friends from CCS and a myriad of librettists Each September shorts are put away, new school shoes are bought – and a certain group of Cheltonians lovingly dust off their copy of Messiah for the next concert. We gather in the church hall, swapping stories of the summer and hopes…

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 the shower seemed to be the only option for our vocal output. Not to be…


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 Passion next spring. Please keep an eye on the website for further updates. Thank you for…

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: Requiem Contact: info@cheltchoral.org.uk

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 follow.

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 of the Minster Singers, Cheltenham.  We thank them both for their care and dedication to…

Summer Concert 2019

Enjoy some amazing choral and organ music during your lunchtime in the wonderful surroundings of Gloucester Cathedral. Further Details on the Concerts Page.

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    

80th Anniversary Gala Concert

We are celebrating our 80th anniversary in 2018, with a series of special concerts scheduled to mark the occasion. The first of which is on 28th April: Karl Jenkins: The Peacemakers Recital by Dame Felicity Lott Set to be an enchanting evening within Cheltenham’s iconic venue, Pittville Pump Room the concert will welcome back the…