Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Alan Bullard – O Come Emmanuel
and a selection of carols including some for audience
with baritone soloist and organ
Conductor: Mark Griffiths
Box office opens Tuesday 10th October
Nave Seats (those in the main body of the church) £13 and £10 in advance (£14 and £11 on the door)
Side aisle seats £8 (some are restricted view)
On-line Bookings via this link
Telephone bookings 020 8658 0329 and 020 8658 0875
In person at St George’s Parish Office (in the church Monday to Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm)
Refreshments will not be available at this event.
Mark studied at Trinity College, Cambridge and the Royal College of Music and began his career as a professional singer. He has been Musical Director of the London-based chamber choir Coro since 2003, conducting them to international competitive success, in regular concerts throughout Britain and Europe, and on radio and CD. He also works with large symphonic choruses including the Philharmonia Chorus and the Brighton Festival Chorus.
Mark has a wealth of experience with younger singers, too, as Director of the award-winning Berkshire Youth Choirs and a music mentor for the National Festival of Music for Youth, and is currently Director of Choirs at the Junior Department of Trinity College of Music. He has also directed the Young Conductors’ Course for the Association of British Choral Directors.
Beckenham Chorale is a mixed voice choir of about 80 voices founded in 1960 and affiliated to Making Music and the Bromley Arts Council. It gives three concerts a year at St George’s Church Beckenham and rehearses each week broadly through the school year at the St George’s Church Hall.
With a varied repertoire it is best known for our spirited performances of the great and exciting choral works. In recent years, works performed include Bach ‘Magnificat’, Vivaldi ‘Gloria’, Orff ‘Carmina Burana’, Rossini ‘Stabat Mater’, Dvorak ‘Mass in D’, Tippett ‘A Child of our Time’, Handel ‘Messiah’ and Verdi ‘Requiem’.’
The Chorale engages professional soloists and orchestral instrumentalists, with whom we have a long association, to perform with the choir.