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.
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.
This year’s Annual Reunion and Admission of Old Choristers will be held on Saturday 16th September 2017. Further details can be found in this year’s GCOCA Newsletter. Booking forms should be returned to the Secretary to arrive by the 31st July 2017. The booking form can be found here: 2017 Booking Form.
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
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The latest edition of our newsletter is now available here.
Wishing all of our members a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year on behalf of the GCOCA. If you’re near Gloucester this festive season there are plenty of events happening in and around the Cathedral; see their Christmas 2014 Services & Events page for details.
The 2014 Newsletter can be downloaded here:
The 2013 Christmas newsletter can be viewed or downloaded as a PDF file here:
The 2013 GCOCA newsletter and reunion booking form can be viewed or downloaded as a PDF file here:
The 2012 GCOCA Newsletter has now been distributed by email and paper copies by post. The newsletter is available online here.
This year’s reunion will be held on Saturday the 22nd September 2012. Dinner will be at 7:30pm in the Parliament Rooms.