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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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.
Our Concert Plans for the next two years
2018 - 2019 Season
Christmas Concert: Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Alan Bullard - O Come Emmanuel, and Carols, including audience carols
Spring Concert: Dvořák - Requiem
Summer Concert: Bach - Magnificat, Vivaldi - Gloria
2019 - 2020 Season - celebrating our 60th Year
Winter Concert: Berlioz - L’Enfance du Christ
Spring Concert: James MacMillan - Strathclyde Motets, (plus other works tbc)
Summer Concert: Carl Orff - Carmina Burana, (plus another work tbc)
St George's has a very active Arts programme, click here for details