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.
Plans for Season 2021-22
We are currently rehearsing
at St George;s Church Beckenham
taking extra precautions for social spacing
extra ventilation, CO2 monitoring
and face covering except when singing
New members very welcome.
This Spring Concert (see above) is next.
The summer concert will be:
Handel: Four Coronation Anthems on 11th June 2022
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