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Choir Performing


The choir can trace its origins back to Bishop's Cleeve Choral and Dramatic Society, which was founded in the early 1930s. This society originated from the Bishop's Cleeve Rectory Chorale Society, which was formed by Rev. Morgan-Brown in the 1920s.


We are a friendly choral society of about 50 members, and we meet weekly in term time and usually rehearse for three concerts a year. We are based in the Bishops Cleeve/Woodmancote area to the north of Cheltenham, England but our members come from a wider area.

Our rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings, 7:30-9:30pm at Woodmancote Village Hall.

If you are interested in joining us please see our ‘Join us’ page.

Our Musical Director
Dominic Hawley

Dominic worked for 19 years as Director of Music at Cheltenham Ladies' College.


He has directed countless symphonies and concerti, plus major choral works including: Bach B minor Mass; Messiah; Bach Magnificat; Vaughan Williams Dona nobis pacem; Orff’s Carmina Burana; Poulenc Gloria, and Requiem Mass settings by Mozart, Fauré and Duruflé.

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Photo by Dave Stokes

His choral compositions have been sung in major cathedrals across the UK and Europe, including St Paul’s in London, St George’s Chapel Windsor, York Minster, the Mezquita in Cordoba, St Mark’s in Venice, St Peter’s in Rome and the duomos in Siena and Florence.


Now part-time, Dominic teaches Theory of Knowledge at Cheltenham Ladies’ College.

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