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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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.
Our Concerts for this 60th Season
2019 - 2020 Season - celebrating our 60th Year
Sarturday 30th November 2019 at 6pm
Brahms Requiem (Ein Deutsches Requiem)
Saturday 14th March 2020 at 7.45pm
James MacMillan - Strathclyde Motets, (plus other works)
Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic
the Carmina Burana concert and rehearsals are cancelled
(Saturday 13th June 2020 at at 4.30pm Carl Orff - Carmina Burana)
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