Churchdown Choral Society was formed by Alan and Shirley Paynes in September 1983. with the inaugural concert given at Chosen Hill School on Saturday March 31, 1984. While with Alan and Shirley Paynes the choral society performed mainly at St Andrew's Church in Churchdown and at Churchdown Community centre. When Alan and Shirley Paynes retired in 1989 the choir then welcomed Ann Tilley as their new musical director. Ann retired after 15 years at the helm and John Clift took over as the new musical director in 2005. It was during this time that the decision was made to perform away from the locality of Churchdown with performances at Christ Church Cheltenham and All Saint's Church Cheltenham. This gave us the space required to perform with a large orchestra. John resigned the position in 2011 and we welcomed Neil Fortin in September of that year. Helen Marcus has been leading our choir since 2014 and doing a fantastic job at it.