Tewkesbury & District Choral Society
President: The Revd Canon Paul Williams
(Vicar of Tewkesbury Abbey)
Musical Director: John Holloway
Hello, and welcome to the TDCS website! I hope you find it interesting and easy to navigate; come in and explore music-making in North Glos.
The various pages will give you all the information you need, to find out more about us, and I hope this will inspire you to come along and see for yourself what our choir has to offer. To anyone who enjoys singing and being in the company of others who share the same enjoyment of choral music, Tewkesbury and District Choral Society has a great deal to offer.
We are a large society, with around 140 members. That may sound overwhelming, but in fact we set a lot of store by making everyone feel welcome, and creating a feeling of belonging, so each of the voice parts has one or more members whose job it is to ease new members in, introduce them and ensure that they know our systems and the way we are organised.
There are many very talented singers in the choir; there are also many, like me, who have had no vocal training, but manage, by doing my homework, to learn and interpret the music we practise. We are assisted in this by having a hugely talented and committed Musical Director and Accompanist, who both inspire us to sing to the best of our ability, and never be afraid of a new challenge.
We perform 2 or 3 concerts each year, usually, but not always, in the splendid setting of Tewkesbury Abbey. We are lucky enough to be able to perform with professional musicians and soloists, which is a truly uplifting experience and sets the Abbey reverberating!
Whether you are an experienced singer, or thinking about venturing into the unknown, I can think of no better place to spend your Monday evenings than at Tewkesbury Primary School, with us.
Why not give us a try?