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A Night of Passion!

A Night of Passion!

by Alexandra Brooke I had never been in the audience at a Cheltenham Choral Society concert before. I’d been singing with the choir for nearly 7 years, but this time, I was on the other side of the conductor. The offer to collaborate with English Touring Opera as part of their Spring tour had been…

Bach’s St John Passion with English Touring Opera

Bach’s St John Passion with English Touring Opera

English Touring Opera brings Bach’s St John Passion to Cheltenham Town Hall, on Monday 28th March 2022 At 7.30pm English Touring Opera celebrates Easter with Bach’s towering St John Passion. James Conway’s staging unites professional soloists and the Old Street Band with local singers from Cheltenham Choral Society and Cheltenham Children’s Choir to inspire audiences…

Face to Face Again

Face to Face Again

We’re back and welcoming new members! Join us for rehearsals, starting on Wednesday 8th September from 7.30-9.30pm, in St Andrew’s URC, Montpellier Street. Next Concert: Thursday 9th December – Pittville Pump Room

A Christmas Collaboration – Update

A Christmas Collaboration – Update

Winter Legends, Christmas Bells project Our exciting online project Winter Legends, Christmas Bells has finished! Check below for videos of all nine pieces. Thanks to our three composers, Ben Heneghan, Ian Lawson and our MD Alex Thacker, for their brilliant music and to Caroline Lynch-Blosse for editing the videos. This was a collaborative project with Alex’s two…

A Christmas Collaboration

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

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…

CONCERT CANCELLED

CONCERT CANCELLED

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

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

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.