CAODS Annual Dinner 1948

caods Annual Dinner and Dance 1948 caods have held many dinners throughout the course of our history. See if you can spot any familiar faces from our 1948 dinner at Cannon’s Restaurant. ...

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Sidney Taylor

At the final performance of The Desert Song, Mr. Sidney Taylor, President of caods, was giving a speech when he was taken ill and collapsed. Mr. Taylor remained on the stage after being caught by members of the cast before being...

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Reforming CAODS – 1946

During World War II caods had ceased activities since it’s last performance in 1939 of The Belle of New York. On 1 July 1946 a meeting of members was held at Cannons’ Restaurant to discuss the reformation of the...

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Outbreak of War – 1939

caods were preparing to put on their next production with correspondence ready to go out to members for a reading of their next production, Virginia, on 19 September 1949. However, the correspondence was withhled from...

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Creation of CAODS

On Monday 8 November 1920 the first public meeting of Chelmsford Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society was held. This was to propose the performance of HMS Pinafore to raise money for charity. At the time nobody could know...

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“Congratulations to you all. I brought a coach party to your afternoon matinee yesterday, and we all thoroughly enjoyed the show immensely, and thought it was your best ever. Such an enormous cast, and the dancers were so all together, professionals could not have done better. The main characters were excellent, such strong voices – I certainly could not have been able to remember all that script!!!”

— Audience member, My Fair Lady, March 2019