The choir celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020. It was founded as The Gap and District Musical Society in 1970. Nerida Ellwood served as the choir’s first conductor. Over the years there have been quite a number of choir members, conductors and accompanists – not to mention audience members.

On 29 May 2021 we celebrated a belated 50th anniversary with a concert attended by family, friends and former members of the choir.

Photos from the concert can be accessed here.

To mark this milestone in the choir’s history, we have:

All of these are seen as “works in progress”, to be revised, corrected and updated. If you have a past or present connection with the choir, your input is invited. Notice that anyone has been left out? Got our facts wrong? Misspelt someone’s name? Have an amusing anecdote or fond memory to share? Contact us to update the list.

We hope you enjoy these mementos of times past: