The Cyril Frazer Memorial Prize Awarded To #Epsom Choral Society @EpsomChoral @EpsomTwinning
11th October 2021
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Councillor Clive Woodbridge, Chairman of Epsom and Ewell Town Twinning Association, is delighted to announce that Epsom Choral Society is the inaugural recipient of the Cyril Frazer Memorial Prize. The prize is in recognition of the contribution which Epsom Choral Society has made over the years to both twinning and music in the Borough. 

In conferring this prize Councillor Woodbridge said “Cyril Frazer was a distinguished local politician and a great supporter of choirs and twinning. The memorial award was established to recognise those who similarly support these endeavours. This award is thoroughly deserved by Epsom Choral Society and I congratulate them on being the inaugural recipients. 

Now in its 100th year, Epsom Choral Society has successfully demonstrated a significant contribution to the cultural and musical pursuits of the Borough, to twinning and to Epsom and Ewell’s twin town of Chantilly in France.” 

In response the Chairman of the Epsom Choral Society, Helen Phillips, said: “What an unexpected pleasure for ECS to be receiving an award! The friends the choir has made, and the events in which it has participated, through the help of the Twinning Association, have added richly to the life of ECS and we will certainly try to honour Cyril's wishes in the spending of the award money.”  


Mayor of Epsom and Ewell Peter O’Donovan presents the Cyril Frazer award to Helen Phillips who received it on behalf of Epsom Choral Society.


Note on the Epsom and Ewell Town Twinning Association 

The Association helps to foster links between schools, groups and individuals inChantilly,FranceandEpsom and Ewell. The Association actively promotes twinning at Borough events and through our contacts with those responsible for twinning inChantilly.

It is in this context that the Cyril Frazer Memorial Award was set up to recognise and celebrate Cyril’s contribution to the cultural life of Epsom and Ewell through his passion for twinning, for his love of singing for many years in the Epsom Male Voice Choir and for helping young people, particularly as a school governor. Cyril was Mayor in 1995-96 when twinning began and remained a founder life member and active twinning committee member. 

The award will be up to a maximum of £500 and will be made once per year, although not necessarily every year. The award will continue to be made until funds are no longer available. Future competitions will be announced by a press release and through other social media. 

Further information is available on the Association’s website at

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