Jennifer Akhurst Soprano
Ben Bevan Baritone
Conductor Simon Sunndermann
Tickets: Adults £6 / OAP Concessions £4 / 16s and Under £2 at www.ticketsource.co.uk/bymt
The choir embraces a wide range of works, from light to more demanding. No audition is necessary, just enthusiasm and an enjoyment of singing. Examples of recent programmes include: Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Requiem and Brahms’ German Requiem interspersed with lighter music.
Simon Sundermann (BYMT Deputy Principal) conducts the choir and is committed to training the voice as well as preparing for concerts and exploring a varied and wide-ranging repertoire.
Experience of singing in a choir, whilst not essential, would be beneficial. Rehearsals are at BYMT Southborough Lane, BR2 8AA on Wednesdays from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
The cost is £65 per term.
BAM brings together, under one roof, all the vibrant adult musical activities available within the BYMT family and builds on the wonderful range of musical services provided by BYMT for our younger friends
Open access adult musical activities include: two choirs, an orchestra, beginner ukulele and further music classes. In addition, we also have an award-winning Symphonic Wind Band, the XBY Concert Band (membership by invitation only).
Apart from the sheer enjoyment of sharing music with others, there is a great social atmosphere for all and many friendships develop.
Registration, administration and ticket purchases for all BAM activities are via the BYMT office and website with contact details and links on this page. All ticketed BAM events will be displayed on www.ticketsource.co.uk/bymt
2017 is an exciting year for baritone Benjamin Bevan. Following his debut in the USA with The Colorado Symphony he will travel to Japan to make his first recording with Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan as they venture into the world of Beethoven. Benjamin will also make his debut in Italy with the ground breaking 18th Century music specialists Collegio Ghislieri in Pavia. In the UK he will work with The BBC Philharmonic for the first time.
Benjamin Bevan won a scholarship to study at the Guildhall School, London and made his international début at Lausanne Opera in La Cenerentola.
Benjamin made his debut at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden singing Henry Cuffe in Gloriana by Benjamin Britten and returned to sing Die Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte. He made his debut at The Royal Danish Opera as Lescaut in Boulevard Solitude by Henze, a role he also sang at Welsh National Opera as well as the title role of Roderick in Usher House by Gordon Getty. In 2016 he sangFerrymanCurlew River for Opéra de Dijon. At Scottish Opera Benjamin sang MarcelloLa Bohème , Fleville and Fouquier-Tinville in Andrea Chenier under Sir Richard Armstrong, RiccardoI Puritani, Lescaut in Massenet’s Manon and Marcello in La Bohème. He sang Il Conte in Le Nozze di Figaro in the critically acclaimed production at the 2016 Longborough Festival.
On the concert platform, Benjamin has recently made his debut at Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen with Wroclaw Baroque and in Norway with The Stavanger Symphony Orchestra under John Butt. He performs regularly with Bach Collegium Japan whilst other engagements have includedperformances of Bach’s St Matthew Passion and Handel’s Messiah with the Royal Northern Sinfonia under Paul McCreesh and Thomas Zehetmair , Bach’s B Minor Mass at The Three Choir’s Festival. and a performance of Bach’s Cantata BWV 206 at St John’s, Smith Square in London to mark the 70th anniversary of the London Bach Society.
Where Music Changes Lives
Bromley Youth Music Trust is an independent music service nationally renowned for providing a very high quality comprehensive and inclusive instrumental and vocal music education to the young people of Bromley and surrounding areas, as well as providing opportunities for performance in a wide range of settings to enhance the musical understanding and appreciation of pupils and the wider community.