Published on 15th December 2014

Christmas on the Promenade

Today (Monday 15 December), councillors and staff from Cheltenham Borough Council will once more take to the streets singing carols.

Last year over 30 members of staff and councillors took part and, after its success, they return again this year to sing some well-loved traditional Christmas carols as well as a few modern classics. In a special tribute to the Christmas Truce of 1914 the choir will perform Silent Night in both English and German.

There will be collections while the carollers sing, with the proceeds going towards the mayor’s charities - the Aston Project, a police-run charity supporting local young people; and the Butterfly Garden, supporting people of all ages with disablement of any kind. Last year over £120 was raised for the charities and the carollers hope to sing their way to making even more this year.

Ken Dale, choirmaster, said: “Last year our carol singers did a fantastic job in raising money for the mayor’s charities, and this year we hope to raise more. We welcome people to come and watch us brave the cold conditions and give us some vocal support through the hour of singing.”

You will be able to find the carol singers on the pedestrianised part of the Promenade near the Christmas Market between 5pm and 6pm. Support for the carol singers is welcomed and people can join informally throughout the hour.


For press enquiries contact: Kelly Carter, communications officer, telephone 01242 264154, email [email protected]


Photo opportunity: Choir will gather outside Cavendish House at 5pm.