An Extraordinary General Meeting of Charlton Kings Choral Society will be held on Wednesday 25 April to elect a new Chairman to replace Nick Symondson who is stepping down. The formal calling notice for the meeting has gone out to members. It contains a form whereby you can nominate a candidate for the Chairman post.

Newsletter – the latest from CKCS

CKCS publishes a periodic newsletter. Click here for the latest edition: CKCS Spring Newsletter 2018

Easter arrangements

Because we missed a rehearsal in February as the result of roadworks around the school, there will now be no break from rehearsals at Easter. Instead, we will continue with normal weekly rehearsals as we prepare for the St George’s Day service in Gloucester Cathedral and our concert in May.

Carol Singing Success

On the evening of 14th December 2017, members of Charlton Kings Choral Society sang carols outside Waitrose store in Cheltenham to raise money for the charity Marie Curie. A total of just over £211 was raised for the charity. Very many thanks to those who sang, to the shoppers who donated money, and especially to John for wearing a yellow top hat throughout!

We hope to sing at this venue again next year. If any choir member has a charity with which they are closely involved (and would be able to get our fund raising efforts endorsed by the charity in advance, lend us official collectors/collecting buckets etc), do please let the committee know.

Future Concerts

Plans are now well in hand for our November 2018 concert in St Andrew’s Church, Montpellier. This will reflect the centenary of the ending of the First World War and will honour those who gave their lives in the conflict. Music to be sung will include a number of choral anthems together with Fauré’s Requiem.

Looking further ahead, in May 2019 CKCS will return to the Pittville Pump Room for a concert featuring two of Handel’s Coronation Anthems and Haydn’s ‘Nelson’ Mass.