Opera choruses

(from Oxford Choral classics ed. John Rutter)

(Rehearsing on Zoom Tuesday 7.30pm)

 Come and sing with our choir


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 usually, and perform in St George’s Church. Unfortunately due to the Covid - 19 pandemic rehearsal and concerts are suspended but plan to meet virtually via Zoom weekly from 22nd September 2020 to work on Rossini Petite Messe solennelle.

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The Beckenham Chorale are currently rehearsing (via Zoom)

Opera Choruses

from Oxford Classics Editied by John Rutter

for possible performance as soon as permitted

when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted and 

it is safe to do so.

To learn more about St George's Festival

for Beckenham  visit www.stgeorgesarts.co.uk

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 current Musical Director.

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Concerts performed for the 60th Season 

The 2019 - 2020 Season - celebrating our 60th Year 
Sarturday 30th November 2019 
Brahms Requiem (Ein Deutsches Requiem)
Saturday 14th March 2020 
James MacMillan - Strathclyde Motets, (plus other works) 
Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic
the Carmina Burana concert and rehearsals were cancelled

Currently all rehearsal are on-line only


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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Beckenham Chorale Data Policy

Beckenham Chorale

Patron                   Sarah Walker CBE

Musical Director    Mark Griffiths


Data Policy


 This Policy describes how Beckenham Chorale will handle personal data in order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when it comes into force on 25 May 2018


The following who hold office on the Committee from time to time or as members of Beckenham Chorale,  take on specific responsibilities on behalf of the committee to hold personal data on behalf of Beckenham Chorale; The Chairperson, The Membership Secretary,  The Treasurer, lead person Ticket Sales,  Secretary of The Friends and lead person for Marketing and Publicity.


Beckenham Chorale holds data in accordance with good practice standards of domestic data security.  Data is not encrypted.


Beckenham Chorale only uses personal data for the specific purposes of Beckenham Chorale for which members intend it, for example subscription data, and the purposes of specific consents which it receives for the sending and receipt of information.


Beckenham Chorale does not release anyone’s data to any other person without the specific consent of the first person, obtained by request by the Membership Secretary. The Membership Secretary will always ask for that permission and await the consent of the first person before releasing data to the person requesting.


Beckenham Chorale does not send open address emails, that is an email to more than one person at the same time where the email address of one intended recipient is visible to another.


Beckenham Chorale occasionally comes into possession of data in connection with the sale of tickets but this information is destroyed as soon as is practicable after the event and does not make any other use of it.


Beckenham Chorale holds data in connection with its Friends Scheme, advertisers and sponsors, subject to their consent and to the restrictions described above.


A person who has given data consent to Beckenham Chorale may opt out of that consent at any time by informing The Membership Secretary whose contact details can be found on the Beckenham Chorale website.


May 2018


Beckenham Chorale is a registered charity  (No  262048)

Website: www.beckenhamchorale.org.uk