Campaign Amateur Theatre (CAT) was founded in 1969 as a performing arts group based in Ely, Cambridgeshire.
Our aim is to offer drama, singing and dance experience to adults and children of all ages, in a fun and supportive atmosphere.CAT works towards two public theatrical productions per year held at The Maltings, Ely or Ely College.
As well as on stage performing experience, we also provide opportunities to help out backstage with stage management, set design and technical roles.If you'd like to get involved or find out more email email@example.com
East Anglia Chamber Orchestra (EAChO)
Whilst being based around Cambridge, with regular concerts at the West Road Concert Hall, EAChO also perform concerts in other parts of East Anglia. The next season also sees visits to Ely Cathedral, The Apex @ Bury St Edmunds and Thaxted Parish Church. EAChO primarily focuses on Chamber and Chamber Orchestra scale works and most programmes contain an exciting mixture of the familiar and the less well known.
EAChO invites professional conductors to drive the highest possible standards. Recent regulars have included Tony Halstead, Stephen Cleobury, Andrew Watkinson & Jacques Cohen. Professional soloists are a regular feature. EAChO also provides a regular platform for the very best of local soloist talent including members of the orchestra. Our leader is Helen Medlock.
Recent programmes have included works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Britten, Copland, Dvorak, Elgar, Faure, Francaix, Haydn, Milhaud, Mozart, Shostakovich, Stravinsky & Vaughan Williams.
We provide door to door transport services for people who cannot access local bus routes due to age or disability, people living in rural locations with limited or no access to local bus routes or those without access to a car.
Predominantly a bowls club, we also have our own Pool, Dominoes & Darts teams. We have a full size snooker table in a purpose built room, a full size tennis court, children's play area, MUGA court and 2 functions rooms for hire 1 with fully fitted kitchen.
The Members' Lounge bar has ample seating, reduced bar prices for Members, 2 TVs, fruit machines and exits onto our patio overlooking the bowls green. There is free wi-fi throughout the building.
We hold a variety of events over the year. Music nights to suit all tastes, Race Nights, Cheese & Wine evenings, Quiz Nights and Bingo every Wednesday and Sunday evening. Most events are open to Members and Guests.
Ely Consort is a Chamber choir of about 30+ voices and originally formed in 1988. We perform music in a wide variety of styles in local concert venues.
Ely Consort can trace its history back to the late 1980s, when the need for a chamber-size choir in Ely was recognised by Aidan Fairlie, then a lay clerk at Ely Cathedral and director of the Ely Choral Society.