Worshipful Mayor Cllr.
Simon Wheeler


Brian Blessed - Honorary President
Hon. President:
Brian Blessed

Cotswold Male Voice Choir Cheltenham Gloucestershire

3 Tawny Close, Northway, Tewkesbury, GL20 8ST - T: 01684 294851 - E: email

Charity Concerts ~ Corporate Events ~ Weddings
Director of Music: Charmaine Worrall  ~  Registered Charity No. 1086232  ~  Est. 1949

Concert Bookings for 2015
Please make your booking requests for any events as soon as possible:



Remembrance Day in London
11th November 2014

churchillMV Havengore Parliament Thames
Annual Service of Remembrance
Sailing on the MV Havengore (link), from St. Katharine’s Pier, Tower of London

2013 - Remembrance Havengore
On board the MV Havengore, Remembrance Day.
The Havengore carried Winston Churchill’s coffin at his funeral in 1965.

Remembrance Day 2009 Piper Tower Bridge
Picture courtesy of Aperture Photo -

We sail on the MV Havengore from the Tower of London at 10am, mooring next to Big Ben by 11am, to coincide with the service and silence at Westminster Abbey. We are joined in a flotilla of other boats from the Thames Police, Fire Brigade, RNLI, Lightermen and others.

Choir members lead the singing of the hymns and entertain the other guests after the service, which is conducted by the Queen’s Chaplain.

** View Photo Gallery **
of our first service in 2009

Hymns during the Service
(backing track accompaniment and words supplied)
O God, Our Help In Ages Past
Eternal Father, Strong To Save
National Anthem (Verse 1)

(unaccompanied; notes given by Colin S)
From World War 1 Medley:
It’s A Long Way To Tipperary (D)
Roses Are Shining In Picardy (B)
Over There (D)
Keep The Home Fires Burning (B)
Pack Up Your Troubles (D) - no change of key halfway through
Some Enchanted Evening
The Cotswold Song
The Rhythm Of Life
Speed Your Journey
Morte Criste

Pick up and transport details to follow


Wednesday 10th December 7.30pm

Joint concert with ...

Military Wives

All Saints Church, Cheltenham
(link and map)

Programme (CMVC):
Part 1
World War 1 Medley
Love Is All Around
Guide Me , O Thou Great Redeemer (in 2 parts)
I Want To Say To You
The Rhythm Of Life

Part 2
Rudolph , The Red-Nosed Reindeer (unison)
Oh,  Christmas Tree (unison)
Oh, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day (unison)
I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In (with responses)
O Holy Night (in  4 parts)

We Wish You A Merry Christmas (2014)



Saturday 13th December 7.00pm (finish by 9.00pm)
Emmanuel Church, Fairfield Parade, Cheltenham GL53 7PJ
(link and maps)

Emmauel 2009 - Santa

Children and choir sit and perform at front of church; children in pews and come out
Cotswold possibly seated at least some on the floor to the right of the steps as you look at them or in choir pews behind as usual. Children and Choir to enter at the same time through the same doors.

Programme (CMVC):
It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Mary’s Boy Child
Winter Wonderland
O Holy Night
Songs in unison, singing the melody only:
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In (alternate verses)
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
Oh, Christmas Tree (Verses 2 and 3)
Jingle Bells
We Wish You A Merry Christmas (2014)

(use words on programmes)
See Him Lying On A Bed Of Straw
While Shepherds Watched
Once In Royal David’s City (Verse 1 child solo)
O Little Town Of Bethlehem



Wednesday 17th December 7.00pm (TBC)
Nazareth House, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham

Nazareth House Charlton Kings Cheltenham
(Link and map)

Programme (CMVC):
Mary’s Boy Child
I Saw Three Ships
Winter Wonderland
I Wish It  Could Be Christmas Every Day
We Wish You A Merry Christmas (2014)
Oh Christmas Tree




Concert Bookings for 2015
Please make your booking requests for any events as soon as possible:


Saturday 21st February (Time: TBA)
Gloucester Rugby, Kingsholm


Entertaining the crowd at the GRFC .v. London Welsh match

Details to follow.


 Friday 13th March, 3pm

Cripps Barn, Fosscross Lane, Cirencester GL7 5BA

Choir to sing while bride and groom enter reception, not singing during ceremony.

Requested music (to be confirmed):
Ahr dy Nos
Cym Rhondda
We'll Keep a Welcome
Deus Salutis
Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau
You'll Never Walk Alone

Dress: Blazers and blue ties

This is Cheltenham Gold Cup Day but we should be travelling the opposite way to most of the traffic.

Details to follow ...


Saturday 28th March
(Time and Venue TBA)

Joint concert with the Linden Singers

Details to follow ...


Wednesday 23rd April (TBC)
The Queens Hotel, Cheltenham

Air Ambulance Crew

Midlands Air Ambulance

Celebrating St. George’s Day
Afternoon tea concert.

Read about last year’s event

Details to follow ...


Saturday 22nd August 2015 3pm

St. Mary's Church, Lower Slaughter, GL54 2HY

St Marys Lower Slaughter

Entertaining guests before the marriage, singing for the entry of the bride and supporting hymns

Requested songs (TBC):
'Can't Help Falling in Love', 'You Got It' and 'All You Need is Love'

Dress: Concert (bow ties)

Details to follow ...


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