Beckenham Junior Choir

From "Starman" to "Feed the birds!" Just some of the songs we have sung

Beckenham Junior Choir - Wednesdays at Elm Road Baptist Church Hall, BR3 4JB at 6:00pm
Come along and sing with us!  We welcome new singers ages 6 - 17

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Beckenham Youth Voices

From "Starman" to "The Wild Rover!" Just some of the songs we have sung

Beckenham Youth Voices - Wednesdays at Elm Road Baptist Church Hall, BR3 4JB at 7:20pm
Come along and sing with us!  We welcome new singers ages 10 - 17

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We sing in concerts
throughout the year

Above all we sing for fun - there are no Auditions.
Children learn the joys of singing in a group and singing solo in a non-competitive and inclusive atmosphere.
The choirs are a not-for-profit musical community of familes and friends run on a voluntary basis. 

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Open to singers
aged 6 - 17

We have a really reasonable fee for each term.
£28 for one child, £40 for two, £49 for three children per term - and there is a one-off joining fee of £5

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What's on

Amici Cantantes - Evensong in Southwark Cathedral

Saturday, February 4th, at 4 pm

Beckenham Youth Voices will be singing at Southwark Cathedral on Saturday, Feb. 4th, as part of Amici Cantantes, directed by John Webber. Graham Powell, from St. Peter’s, Limpsfield will play the organ.
Amici Cantantes is an annual Evensong event, started in 1999 by John and Graham. 

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About the choirs

The Beckenham Junior Choir is for children aged 6 to 11, and Youth Voices for children aged and up. Children of all musical abilities are welcome to enjoy music and singing. No auditions!

The choirs have a broad repertoire, from carols to cantatas, from musicals to modern classics, from folk songs to film themes. We practise Wednesdays in school term-time at Beckenham Baptist Church in Beckenham. Location map


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How to join us

Places are available for membership at the moment. Please get in touch with us to arrange to come along and see a practice session for free.

The term fees are:

£28 for one child
£40 for two
£49 for three children

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Help Us Commission An Opera!

One of our Brothers is a Lion

BJC and BYV are excited to announce our latest project: to commission and premiere a new children's opera, One of our Brothers is a Lion by James Olsen. The opera tells the story of Saint Jerome, who removes a thorn from a lion's foot. The lion joins the monastery and the brothers live in harmony until the day the monastery's donkey goes missing... and the lion gets the blame. The premiere is set for Saturday, May 20th.

We need your help to make this amazing project happen.

This is your chance to be a Patron of the Arts and take part in commissioning this exciting new opera with us.

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Latest news and reviews

What people say!

From some of our members and audiences...

"I like the choir. The songs are fun, and everyone is friendly."
- Katja,  year 5

"The funniest song is the one with a man who slides down the bannister."
- Erik  year 3

"What was remarkable to me was the way the choirs tackled the range of songs. To listen to music by Novello, Warlock, Bowie, sung with great enthusiasm by all ages was wonderful. And the Youth Voices were quite magical in their interpretation of 'My Heart will go on' made famous by Celine Dion. I was so fascinated by the full company's performance of Judith Watson's 'A la cart' that I have looked it up on the web."
 - Mr Cliff Watkins  local historian

Get in touch

We would love to hear from families who would like their children to join in the choirs and sing with a lively and non-competitive group of young people.
Contact us and arrange to come along there are no auditions, anyone aged 6 - 17 can join our choirs.

Tel: 0208 650 9164

Child Protection Policy

We in Beckenham Junior Choir are committed to a protection policy. Staff and volunteers in this organisation accept and recognise our responsibilities to develop awareness of the issues which cause children harm.

Matchfunding for the choirs

BJC/BYV have an HMRC assimilated charitable status.
If you or a close relative, work for a company that offers matchfunding,
the choirs could benefit financially at no cost to yourself.
Please check this list of organisations to see the companies listed.