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60th Anniversary Reunion, Concert & 2019 Annual Newsletter

It was in 1959 that our Association was born and on Saturday 21st September 2019 we are holding a special reunion to celebrate our 60th Anniversary.  I very much hope that as many of you as possible will join us, in what should be a very special day for everyone who has sung in the Cathedral Choir.

There will be an Anniversary Concert in the Cathedral at 1pm, and we are looking for as many Old Choristers as possible to participate.

If you have not yet let us know that you’re coming, please return the 2019 Booking Form to arrive no later than Monday 2nd September.   If you have already responded to the Chairman’s letter there is no need to return a booking form.  If you would like more information about, or to register an interest in participating in the concert please contact our Chairman – Tim Daniell, either directly, or via the contact details in the Newsletter, or if you’re on Facebook you can register your interest via our facebook group.

Further details about the Reunion can be found in the 2019 Newsletter.

If you didn’t receive the Chairman’s letter, please send us your updated contact details.

2018 Newsletter and Annual Reunion

This year’s Annual Reunion and Admission of Old Choristers will be held on Saturday 15th September 2018.  At the Annual General Meeting we look to fill the vacant position of Honorary Secretary.  We are also looking for help with posting to the website.  The Dinner itself will once again be held at The Fountain, and will be a less formal buffer-style dinner.  Further details can be found in this year’s GCOCA Newsletter.  Booking forms should be returned to the Treasurer to arrive by the 3rd September 2018.  The booking form can be found here: 2018 Booking Form.

2016 Newsletter, Concert & Reunion

The 2016 Reunion and Admission of Old Choristers is fast approaching on the weekend of September 16th & 17th 2016, starting on the Friday evening with the Old Choristers’ Concert with the Cathedral and Youth Choirs. It’s not too late to get involved; those wanting to participate should get in touch with the Secretary or post in the facebook group as soon as possible.

The 2016 Newsletter and Booking form are now available and both contain more information about the reunion weekend:

GCOCA Newsletter 2016

2016 Booking Form

2015 Newsletter and Reunion

The 2015 Reunion and Admission of Old Choristers is being held on Sunday 27th September. Full details can be found in the newsletter (which is available on request).

The booking form should be returned by Monday 14th September. It can also be returned for membership renewals, ordering Once A Chorister (the FCOCA magazine), and ordering replacement Association ties.

If your contact details have changed, or you would like to help us save money by receiving the newsletter electronically please email me at

There is an informal plan to meet up in Gloucester on the evening before the reunion. It’s not a formal GCOCA event, but many of the Committee will be in attendance. It will most likely be arranged through our Facebook Group. If you aren’t on Facebook and would like to be updated via email please email