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From Stage and Screen Concert

caods produced their most recent concert titled From Stage and Screen. A show packed with songs and medleys from musicals (West End and Broadway) plus the hits from the silver screen. It was a great opportunity for all members to get involved and sing some songs we wouldn’t otherwise be able to do. Read our review below. Michael Gray...

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Mike Allen

caods are sad to say goodbye to Mike Allen, our dear friend. Mike has been involved in the society for many years in various capacities both on and off stage. Mike was our Treasurer for many years and passed his knowledge onto those on our committee today. We thank him for all his work over the years and send our condolences to his family and friends. Mike Allen Memorial Booklet Mike Allen Eulogy...

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Eve Baker

caods is sad to announce that we recently said goodbye to our beloved friend Eve Baker. Eve has been a big part of both caods and CYGAMS over the past 30 years. Eve has been a mainstay of both societies since her daughter became involved in CYGAMS. Eve has been backstage (and sometimes on stage) with caods and CYGAMS throughout the years in many capacities – wardrobe, dressing, wigs to name a few. Along with her husband, Geoff, they have both been the backbone of the societies for many years. We will miss Eve and all she has done for both societies. If you have any memories to share of Eve then please do not hesitate to contact us. Eve Baker Memorial Booklet Eve Baker Eulogy...

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Geoff Baker & Mike Allen – Life Members

Congratulations to Geoff Baker and Mike Allen for being awarded Life Membership after all the hard work they have put in caods. They were presented with their Life Membership by Gill Plumtree, President, and Tracey Perry, Chairman. Congratulations to you both. Geoff Baker Mike...

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Peter Smith

With heavy hearts caods recently said goodbye to our beloved friend Peter Smith. Peter joined the Society in 1948 as a dancer before moving onto minor and later leading roles. Peter was one of the founding members of our junior society – Chelmsford Young Generation – in 1968. So many performers (young and not so young) owe to much to Peter for providing them somewhere to perform and shine. As well as performing, Peter was always artistic and many props, scenery and costumes were created by him for both Societies. He was truly an artist and many shows would have that little sparkle missing without him. Peter will be dearly missed by everyone in the Society and in the wider community of Chelmsford. Peter was a true gentleman and we know his influence and commitment to both Societies will be missed. Please find below some items from Peter Smith’s memory box. If you have any memories to share of Peter then please do not hesitate to contact us. Peter Smith Peter Smith Eulogy by Patrick Tucker Letter from Gill Plumtree, caods President Letter from Ray Jeffery, director and long-time friend of Peter Letter from the Linnets Flower Cards from caods and Young Gen Poem by Peter Smith Pineapple...

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Audiences Say…

“Full of comedy, great talent, stunning vocals and high energy”

— Audience member, All Shook Up, September 2017