“ I thought the choir did extremely well with the Four Songs…it was a fine performance”.
Howard Blake at Beckenham Chorale Concert
Composer Howard Blake's surprise visit to our Celebration of Christmas Concert to hear his Four Songs of the Nativity. He is one of England's greatest living composers and few cannot have heard his "Walking in the Air" or theme for Flash Gordon.

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You can see a typical rehearsal scene here - click to see the video.The Chorale welcomes new singers. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings at 7.45pm starting again on 8th Sepember 2015, after a break during the summer, at St George’s Church Hall, Albemarle Road, Beckenham BR3 3HZ, and perform in St George’s Church.

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Beckenham Chorale was founded as the Manor Choir in 1960 by Kennimore Straker, manager of the music publishers Ricordi and Co., who was succeeded in 1964 by Lionel Sawkins. To reflect the choir's local identity its name was changed at the beginning of 1967 to Beckenham Chorale. James Blair was the Conductor from 1977 until 2015. Adam Treadway was appointed Assistant Conductor in 2013 and Musical Director in 2015.

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Next Concert

3rd December 2016 

7.45 pm St George's Church Beckenham

Geoffrey Bush: Christmas Cantata
Poulenc: Christmas Motets
Carols for choir and audience

Conductor: Mark Griffiths

Future Dates for the Diary

2016-17 season

3rd December 2016
Geoffrey Bush Christmas Cantata
Poulenc Christmas Motets
Carols for choir and audience
​Soloist pieces to be decided for Soprano and for oboe.
​Organ accompaniment

18th March 2017
Rutter Magnificat
Britten Rejoice in the Lamb
​Tippett Five Spirituals from a Child of Our Time
17th June 2017​
Beethoven Mass in C
Handel Dixit Dominus
We have three concerts a year, at St. George's Church Beckenham. We also have many social and fundraising events.

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Beckenham Chorale is a Registered Charity (No 262048)

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