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The Blockley Blokes were formed in 2006 and have performed a wide variety of music in many different concerts and productions in and around our community.  We have recently appointed a new musical director, Martin Dear, and are looking forward to a new chapter in our successful story.  We welcome new members, not just from Blockley - we have members from several surrounding parishes in the North Cotswolds. Just come along to one of our rehearsals, held at 7.30pm most Thursday evenings in the Little Village Hall,…
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Cantores is one of the Cotswolds’ most accomplished amateur chamber choirs. Founded in 1991, the choir has since gained a loyal and growing following, performing music that is challenging and enjoyable, combining familiar favourites with works that are relatively new or not often performed. Cantores usually performs six or so concerts a year, one of them a cappella and two with the accompaniment of either organ or the Cantores String Ensemble drawn from local professional musicians. Concerts usually take place in Cirencester’s Parish Church, and they are repeated…
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We rehearse at 7.30pm on Wednesday nights at the Chipping Norton School Music Room. New singers are always welcome at the start of each term. There are no auditions, although basic music-reading skills are a big help. For any information regarding forthcoming concerts, joining the society or booking tickets, please send an email message to tickets@cncs.org.uk www.cncs.org.uk
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The first rehearsal of Cirencester Choral Society was held in the King’s Head Assembly Room on October 6, 1863, under the baton of the renowned 'musical missionary' Frederick Helmore, the former choirmaster to Prince Albert. Although the society lay silent during the First World War until it was reformed in 1937, it is now a thriving and friendly society and in 2013 it celebrated its 150th anniversary year with a programme of special events. Since 2005, the society's conductor has been Carleton Etherington, who has been organist…
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This is an all-inclusive community choir where the emphasis is on singing lovely harmony songs for enjoyment - with occasional performances (not compulsory!)  The choir sings a variety of types of song - pop, folk, gospel, world songs and more - so there is something for every taste. The focus is on a relaxed, friendly approach and singing for pleasure - no experience is needed, there are no auditions and the ability to read music is not necessary. The choir meets during term-time on Thursday evenings from…
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Concerts by visiting male voice choirs have always been a sell-out in Cirencester, but until recently, the town never had a choir of its own. In 2009, Phil Kerton set about correcting this anomaly, and on December 12, 2009 – a mere three months after he began recruiting – 12 men made their first formal appearance as Cirencester Male Voice Choir. Since then, the choir has gone from strength to strength, growing in numbers, with a membership ranging in age from 16 to 85 and over. The choir…
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We are an unaccompanied a cappella mixed voice community choir - and we meet at the Parish Centre, Gosditch Street, Cirencester, on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm-9pm.   Contact Sophie on 01453 298138 or email sophie@sophiesterckx.co.uk or visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/coriniumcommunitychoir  
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This ladies' choir, currently about 20 strong, holds weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evenings at 8pm in the Winchcombe Guide Hall, Hailes Street, with occasional public performances, mostly in local venues. Our repertoire is varied, including folk song arrangements, songs from the shows and sacred pieces. New members are always welcome. For more details, contact John Blenkinsopp at j.blenkinsopp@care4free.net
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Kingham Singers is a mixed choir of about 25 members. Rehearsals are held at the Methodist Chapel at Churchill, near Kingham, on Wednesdays from 7pm-9.30pm. For more details, contact Linda Sale (rchrd_sale@yahoo.com)  
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The North Cotswold Chamber Choir is one of the finest choral groups in Oxfordshire. Formed in 1992, our repertoire embraces a huge range of styles encompassing music of the last thousand years, from Gregorian plainchant and Hildegard von Bingen, via sacred Tudor anthems and masterpieces of the Baroque period, to secular, contemporary and popular works. The choir enjoys an enviable reputation for the excitement and panache of its performances, and has sung alongside soloists of international stature including Nancy Argenta, Catherine Bott, Jennifer Smith and James Gilchrist. Rehearsals…
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Founded in 1834, Stroud Choral Society is one of the oldest choral societies in the UK. With a rich history, this friendly group has approximately 130 members rehearsing in Marling School Music Hall in Stroud on Monday evenings from 7.30pm-9.30pm. The society aims to give two major concerts a year with a professional orchestra, as well as a summer concert and a Christmas concert. Huw Williams is the musical director and conductor. His wealth of musical experience, combined with his sense of humour, energy and an apparently unlimited…
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Dating back originally to 1967, Stroud Light Music Choir were formed by the amalgamation of a local ladies’ choir and a male voice choir. The choir gives concert performances of light opera and operetta in the spring and autumn at Stroud Subscription Rooms. For more information, email thesecretary@stroudlightmusic.org.uk
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The Thames Head Singers, based in the Stroud area, is a mixed voice chamber choir founded in 1980, performing a wide repertoire of music from classical and sacred to traditional and modern. The group aims to achieve high singing standards and enjoy ourselves at the same time. Every year we perform several concerts and sing choral services at cathedrals. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings at Brimscombe School, Stroud, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. The choir’s musical director, Andrew Hopwood, studied voice at the Birmingham Conservatoire and worked for 20 years as a…
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Directed by Philip Colls, this Stroud-based choir, was founded in 1960 by the late Mark Foster. One of Gloucestershire’s premier chamber choirs, we sing music from many different periods and in diverse styles, usually unaccompanied but occasionally with instrumental or orchestral accompaniment. We have given concerts near Barcelona and in south-western France, in Crete, in the abbey on Iona, in North Germany and at the Gloucester Three Choirs Festival. For more information on The Cappella singers, visit the website at www.cappellasingers.co.uk
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The Cotswold Male Voice Choir was formed in 1949 and has since become one of the best known male voice choirs in the Midlands and the South West. Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays at 7.30pm at Dean Close School, Cheltenham, and a warm welcome awaits you, whether you want to sing or just to see how a male voice choir works. For more information on the choir, visit the website at www.cotswoldmvc.org
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Formed in 1976, the choir originally called itself the 'The Mickleton and Weston Subedge Choir', because it met one week in the school room at Weston and the next in Mickleton School. The choir now meets on Thursday evenings at King George's Hall, Mickleton, and since 1977 it has performed two concerts each year here in the hall, raising money for many good causes. It is a mixed ability choir for all ages, and members come from places such as Broadway, Chipping Campden and Ebrington, as well…
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Formed in 2008 as a community choir, The Wychwood Chorale has become an accomplished group that performs multi-part arrangements of classical, spiritual and popular works sung both accompanied and a capella.   You’re welcome to join us either if you’re a seasoned singer or if you’ve never sung before or cannot read a note of music – all that is required is your commitment to rehearse for a concert at the end of each term. If you’d like to join the choir and make music in a friendly…
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Fun and friendly group singing Gospel, African, British, American, Pop, Jazz, Balkan, Sacred, Pacific and more. No auditions, no sight reading - just bring your voice and join in. All songs taught by ear. Meets Wednesday mornings from 10am till noon in term-time in the Cleeve Room, Abbey Fields Community Centre, Winchcombe GL54 5QH. Termly subscription equivalent to £5 per session. Introductory session free of charge. Contact Liz Hooper on 01905 620827 or email Lizhooper@naturalvoice.net
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The Blockley Blokes were formed in 2006 and have performed a wide variety of music in many different concerts and productions in and around our community.  We have recently appointed a new musical director, Martin Dear, and are looking forward to a new chapter in our successful story.  We welcome new members, not just from Blockley - we have members from several surrounding parishes in the North Cotswolds. Just come along to one of our rehearsals, held at 7.30pm most Thursday evenings in the Little Village Hall,…
Cantores is one of the Cotswolds’ most accomplished amateur chamber choirs. Founded in 1991, the choir has since gained a loyal and growing following, performing music that is challenging and enjoyable, combining familiar favourites with works that are relatively new or not often performed. Cantores usually performs six or so concerts a year, one of them a cappella and two with the accompaniment of either organ or the Cantores String Ensemble drawn from local professional musicians. Concerts usually take place in Cirencester’s Parish Church, and they are repeated…
We rehearse at 7.30pm on Wednesday nights at the Chipping Norton School Music Room. New singers are always welcome at the start of each term. There are no auditions, although basic music-reading skills are a big help. For any information regarding forthcoming concerts, joining the society or booking tickets, please send an email message to tickets@cncs.org.uk www.cncs.org.uk
The first rehearsal of Cirencester Choral Society was held in the King’s Head Assembly Room on October 6, 1863, under the baton of the renowned 'musical missionary' Frederick Helmore, the former choirmaster to Prince Albert. Although the society lay silent during the First World War until it was reformed in 1937, it is now a thriving and friendly society and in 2013 it celebrated its 150th anniversary year with a programme of special events. Since 2005, the society's conductor has been Carleton Etherington, who has been organist…
This is an all-inclusive community choir where the emphasis is on singing lovely harmony songs for enjoyment - with occasional performances (not compulsory!)  The choir sings a variety of types of song - pop, folk, gospel, world songs and more - so there is something for every taste. The focus is on a relaxed, friendly approach and singing for pleasure - no experience is needed, there are no auditions and the ability to read music is not necessary. The choir meets during term-time on Thursday evenings from…
Concerts by visiting male voice choirs have always been a sell-out in Cirencester, but until recently, the town never had a choir of its own. In 2009, Phil Kerton set about correcting this anomaly, and on December 12, 2009 – a mere three months after he began recruiting – 12 men made their first formal appearance as Cirencester Male Voice Choir. Since then, the choir has gone from strength to strength, growing in numbers, with a membership ranging in age from 16 to 85 and over. The choir…
We are an unaccompanied a cappella mixed voice community choir - and we meet at the Parish Centre, Gosditch Street, Cirencester, on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm-9pm.   Contact Sophie on 01453 298138 or email sophie@sophiesterckx.co.uk or visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/coriniumcommunitychoir  
This ladies' choir, currently about 20 strong, holds weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evenings at 8pm in the Winchcombe Guide Hall, Hailes Street, with occasional public performances, mostly in local venues. Our repertoire is varied, including folk song arrangements, songs from the shows and sacred pieces. New members are always welcome. For more details, contact John Blenkinsopp at j.blenkinsopp@care4free.net
Kingham Singers is a mixed choir of about 25 members. Rehearsals are held at the Methodist Chapel at Churchill, near Kingham, on Wednesdays from 7pm-9.30pm. For more details, contact Linda Sale (rchrd_sale@yahoo.com)  
The North Cotswold Chamber Choir is one of the finest choral groups in Oxfordshire. Formed in 1992, our repertoire embraces a huge range of styles encompassing music of the last thousand years, from Gregorian plainchant and Hildegard von Bingen, via sacred Tudor anthems and masterpieces of the Baroque period, to secular, contemporary and popular works. The choir enjoys an enviable reputation for the excitement and panache of its performances, and has sung alongside soloists of international stature including Nancy Argenta, Catherine Bott, Jennifer Smith and James Gilchrist. Rehearsals…
Founded in 1834, Stroud Choral Society is one of the oldest choral societies in the UK. With a rich history, this friendly group has approximately 130 members rehearsing in Marling School Music Hall in Stroud on Monday evenings from 7.30pm-9.30pm. The society aims to give two major concerts a year with a professional orchestra, as well as a summer concert and a Christmas concert. Huw Williams is the musical director and conductor. His wealth of musical experience, combined with his sense of humour, energy and an apparently unlimited…
Dating back originally to 1967, Stroud Light Music Choir were formed by the amalgamation of a local ladies’ choir and a male voice choir. The choir gives concert performances of light opera and operetta in the spring and autumn at Stroud Subscription Rooms. For more information, email thesecretary@stroudlightmusic.org.uk
The Thames Head Singers, based in the Stroud area, is a mixed voice chamber choir founded in 1980, performing a wide repertoire of music from classical and sacred to traditional and modern. The group aims to achieve high singing standards and enjoy ourselves at the same time. Every year we perform several concerts and sing choral services at cathedrals. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings at Brimscombe School, Stroud, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. The choir’s musical director, Andrew Hopwood, studied voice at the Birmingham Conservatoire and worked for 20 years as a…
Directed by Philip Colls, this Stroud-based choir, was founded in 1960 by the late Mark Foster. One of Gloucestershire’s premier chamber choirs, we sing music from many different periods and in diverse styles, usually unaccompanied but occasionally with instrumental or orchestral accompaniment. We have given concerts near Barcelona and in south-western France, in Crete, in the abbey on Iona, in North Germany and at the Gloucester Three Choirs Festival. For more information on The Cappella singers, visit the website at www.cappellasingers.co.uk
The Cotswold Male Voice Choir was formed in 1949 and has since become one of the best known male voice choirs in the Midlands and the South West. Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays at 7.30pm at Dean Close School, Cheltenham, and a warm welcome awaits you, whether you want to sing or just to see how a male voice choir works. For more information on the choir, visit the website at www.cotswoldmvc.org
Formed in 1976, the choir originally called itself the 'The Mickleton and Weston Subedge Choir', because it met one week in the school room at Weston and the next in Mickleton School. The choir now meets on Thursday evenings at King George's Hall, Mickleton, and since 1977 it has performed two concerts each year here in the hall, raising money for many good causes. It is a mixed ability choir for all ages, and members come from places such as Broadway, Chipping Campden and Ebrington, as well…
Formed in 2008 as a community choir, The Wychwood Chorale has become an accomplished group that performs multi-part arrangements of classical, spiritual and popular works sung both accompanied and a capella.   You’re welcome to join us either if you’re a seasoned singer or if you’ve never sung before or cannot read a note of music – all that is required is your commitment to rehearse for a concert at the end of each term. If you’d like to join the choir and make music in a friendly…
Fun and friendly group singing Gospel, African, British, American, Pop, Jazz, Balkan, Sacred, Pacific and more. No auditions, no sight reading - just bring your voice and join in. All songs taught by ear. Meets Wednesday mornings from 10am till noon in term-time in the Cleeve Room, Abbey Fields Community Centre, Winchcombe GL54 5QH. Termly subscription equivalent to £5 per session. Introductory session free of charge. Contact Liz Hooper on 01905 620827 or email Lizhooper@naturalvoice.net
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