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Choir at Gloucestershire Cathedral Christmas Concert

Singing is good for you!

It’s no secret that singing is great for both body and mind. Singing in a choir is uplifting and releases a flurry of endorphins, the body’s natural ‘feel-good’ hormone and the joint sense of purpose created by coming together in harmony as a group can give you a real emotional lift.

We understand the health benefits of singing and support four choirs across the county, based in Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud and Cirencester. Each one meets weekly and all are run by experienced volunteer choir leaders. Sessions are:

  • Lively and welcoming, with a real emphasis on fun
  • Include a wide range of songs, such as folk, light classical, songs from shows and gospel
  • Have a great social atmosphere with time for a cup of tea and a good chat together

Our choirs are open to anyone over the age of 50 and:

  • There are no auditions
  • No musical experience is required
  • Definitely no pressure

The only requirement is that you love to sing and can hold a tune!

Performances

Choirs have the opportunity to perform a few times a year in their local area.  Venues include retirement/care homes, sheltered accommodation, clubs and day centres.

Most years there's an opportunity for at least one choir to sing at our Christmas concert in the magnificent Gloucester Cathedral, a major event in the Age UK Gloucestershire calendar.

Fees

There is a weekly attendance fee which is decided by each individual choir

Choir Meeting Locations and Times

Cheltenham

Meets at: St Stephen’s Church, St Stephen’s Road, Cheltenham.  Thursdays,10.30am-12noon.

Cirencester

Meets at:  St Lawrence’s Church Hall, Countess Lilias Road, Cirencester.  Mondays 10.15am-12noon.

Gloucester (Silver Singers)

Meets at: St Mary de Lode Church, St Mary's Square, Gloucester.  Thursdays, 10.45am-12.00pm.

Stroud (Supertroupers)

Meets at: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Road, Stroud.  Thursdays, 10.15am-12noon.