Beckenham Chorale Spring Concert 2018
Saturday 17th March 2018 at 8.00 pm
St. George's Beckenham
Spirited performance of anthems by:
Parry, SS Wesley, Vaughan Williams, 
Elgar, Mendelssohn, Howells,
Balfour Gardiner, Ireland 
Conductor:Mark Griffiths
Organ & Soloists
“ 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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Mark Griffiths is our Musical Director. You can see an earlier rehearsal scene here - click to see the video.The Chorale welcomes new singers. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings at 7.45pm at St George’s Church Hall, Albemarle Road, Beckenham BR3 3HZ, and perform in St George’s Church.

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Spring Concert 2018


Spirited performance of anthems:

Balfour Gardiner: Evening Hymn
Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens
Parry: Hear My Words Ye People 1894
S S Wesley: Blessed be the God and Father
R Vaughan Williams: O Clap Your Hands (Ps 47)
Elgar: Great is the Lord (Ps 48)
Elgar: The Spirit of the Lord is Upon me (Apostles)
JN Ireland: Greater Love Hath No Man
Mendelssohn: Hear My Prayer
Howells: Like as the Hart Desireth (Ps 42)

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Our History


Beckenham Chorale was founded as the Manor Choir in 1960 by KeninmoreStraker,  London 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 was Musical Director from 2015 until 2016. Mark Griffiths is our new Musical Director.

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Future Dates for the Diary

Saturday 16th June 2018

Haydn Harmoniemesse

Haydn: Insanae et Vanae Curae

Brahms: Variations on St Anthony Chorale attributed to Haydn

Haydn: Harmoniemesse

Soloists & St Paul's Sinfonia


We have three concerts a year, at St. George's Church Beckenham. We also have many social and fundraising events.
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St George's has a very active Arts programme, click here for details

Beckenham Chorale is a Registered Charity (No 262048)

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