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Bruce Mitchell

It is with sadness that we have to inform you of the passing of Bruce Mitchell, Gloucester Cathedral chorister from 1942 to 1949, and subsequently a teacher at The King’s School from 1959 to 1967.

Bruce’s funeral will take place in the Cathedral on Tuesday 21st November at 1pm. All who knew him are welcome.

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Edward Gardner nominated for Gramophone Artist of the Year Award

Edward Gardner

Edward Gardner

Former Gloucester Cathedral Chorister Edward Gardner has been nominated for this year’s Gramophone Artist of the Year Award. His recent work as chief Conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and principal Guest Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra have led to several critically acclaimed recordings in Chandos’ ongoing orchestral series of Mendelssohn, Walton and Janáček.

Voting closes on 31 July 2015 so if you’d like to support Edward’s nomination please visit the Chandos campaign page and follow the links to add your vote.

Merry Christmas!

There’s a new addition to the GCOCA news items this Christmas: A new newsletter! With thanks to all the contributors, it can be viewed and downloaded here.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the Cathedral Carol Service on December 23rd; a day which holds special meaning to those of us privileged to have know Dr John Sanders. On the 10th anniversary of his passing, the Cathedral will play host to the premier of a specially commissioned work by David Bednall.

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2013 Annual General Meeting Minutes

The 2013 Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday 21st September 2013 at 7 College Green. It resulted in significant changes on Committee with different faces being voted in to all of the appointed officer”s positions. All of last years Committee stood for re-election, and we are very grateful to have two new members on Committee this year.

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Reunion Dates & Upcoming Events

The next GCOCA planned social event is a Real Ale & Curry evening starting at 7pm at The Pelican on the 23rd of December after the Cathedral Carol Service, then moving on to Shahi Balti for 8pm.

The GCOCA Reunion is held on the third Saturday in September every year. In 2014 it falls on Saturday 20th September, and in 2015 it falls on the 19th. The next GCOCA Reunion Concert will be on Friday 18th September 2015.

2011 GCOCA Newsletter

The 2011 GCOCA Newsletter has now been distributed by email and paper copies by post. If you have not received it please contact us.

The newsletter is available online 2011 Newsletter.

This year’s reunion will be held on the 7th & 8th October 2011. Our Biennial Concert will be held in the Cathedral on Friday 7th, with our AGM, Admission of Old Choristers Evensong, and Reunion Dinner on Saturday 8th. Dinner will be at 7:30pm in the Parliament Rooms.