Age UK Gloucestershire Choirs

What does it do?

Provides an opportunity for people over 50 to enjoy singing with others. Currently there are four choirs running in Cheltenham, Gloucester (The Silver Singers), Cirencester (Corinium) and Stroud (The Supertroupers).

Each choir meets on weekday mornings (with breaks during holidays).

No previous experience with music or singing is necessary - you just need to be able to hold a tune. 

We have four choirs – in Cheltenham, Cirencester, Gloucester and Stroud – all of which are lively and welcoming.  The emphasis is very much on fun and attendance has become an important social activity in members’ calendars.  The choirs sing a very wide range of songs including folk, sacred, popular, gospel , light classical and songs from the shows – something for everyone - and members are encouraged to suggest songs they would like to sing.  

In addition to singing for their own enjoyment, the choirs perform a few times a year for other older people in their respective localities.  Venues include retirement/care homes, sheltered accommodation, clubs, day centres and various other locations.  A highlight of the year is when all four choirs join together to sing at our annual Christmas in the Cathedral event.  This element of choir life is one which the members particularly enjoy and they bring a lot of pleasure to older people in the community. 

Who it is for?

For people over 50 living in Gloucestershire

Where it is available?

Local service (Gloucester, Stroud, Cheltenham, Cotswold).

What it costs:

The choirs meet weekly and there is an attendance fee of £2 per session which includes refreshments – always an important part of the rehearsal and chance to catch up with one another and make new friends.

How to access or apply for it:

For more information contact Age UK Gloucestershire at 01452 422660 or email enquiries@ageukgloucestershire.org.uk

Additional information:

Cheltenham

Meets at: St Stephen’s Church, St Stephen’s Road, Cheltenham. 

Thursdays,10.30am-12noon.

Choir leader:  Richard Sharpe.  Telephone: 01242 244200/07846 783675   

Email: richardsharpe228@googlemail.com

 

Cirencester (Choirinium)

Meets at:  St Lawrence’s Church Hall, Countess Lilias Road, Cirencester. 

Mondays 10.15am-12noon. 

Choir leader:  Elizabeth Oxley. Telephone: 07723 327179. 

Email: elizabeth@solstice121.co.uk 

 

Gloucester (Silver Singers)

Meets at: Christ Church, Brunswick Road, Gloucester

Thursdays, 11am-12.15pm.

Choir leader:  Peter Gould. Telephone: 01452 419840. 

Email: petergould@supanet.com 

 

Stroud (Supertroupers)

Meets at: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Road, Stroud.

Thursdays, 10.15am-12noon. 

Choir leader:  Pauline Thomas.  Telephone: 07778 041077

Email: pauline.thomas@dsl.pipex.com

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Info last updated:

24/11/2016