Welcome back for the new term
Spring Term starts this week
The choirs resume rehearsals on Wednesday, January 6th at 6.00pm for Beckenham Junior Choir, and 7.20pm for Youth Voices.
We have concerts this term in Elmers End (BJC only) and Shortlands (both choirs). More information to follow.
New singers always welcome.
BJC and YV brought festive cheer to Beckenham shoppers on December 12th with a performance of Christmas carols outside Sainsbury's.
The programme included all the well-known numbers-- Away in a Manger, Once in Royal David City, Silent Night (including a verse in German) and a three-part Holly and the Ivy.
We were well received by passers by, who rewarded us with generous donations to our chosen cause: the Ripley Arts Centre.
Thank you Beckenham!
Merry Christmas to our families and all our supporters!
Beckenham Junior Choir and Youth Voices sang at St. John's, East Dulwich on Sunday, November 29th
From John:"It is really wonderful for me to report to you all what a special occasion we had today. A brilliant attendance from the two Choirs and some excellent singing."
This was the first of several performances this Christmas season.
There are some fine photographs by Nick Charles in this album.
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Just to remind you that there are many lovely photographs on the albums in 2015 and if you want to order enlargements for Christmas presents it's a good time to choose some!
Video of the Advent Carols rehearsal.
Here is a video by Martin Callingham of the Southwark and South London Society of Organists website, who was filming a feature on John Webber and his musical work as founder of our choirs and his musical directorship at St John's Church in Dulwich; It is about 6 or 7 minutes long.
Still to come are carols at Sainsbury's, Beckenham, and at King's College Hospital Chapel later in December.
Autumn concerts for BJC and YV were held at Elm Road in October.
The choirs showcased what they have achieved in just the first half term of the year, including solos and instrumental performances.
"Well done to the Junior Choir in such a high standard in their concert on October 21st! They sang a wide variety of music with great enthusiasm and the songs in groups worked really well, the soloists were stars….and we had a HUGE number of different pianists who contributed to the occasion. This was a wonderful start to the 2015-6 season!
On Youth Voices:
We had songs from soloists, a duet, songs with Youth Voices alone and with parents singing in harmony, music with flute, oboe and three violins! All achieved five weeks since the first rehearsal of term!
An excellent start to the year…..and more will come.