11:30 Saturday Morning Concerts: Bromley Boy Singers
The Bromley Boy Singers
Director: Travis Baker;
Accompanist: Krystal Tunnicliffe
The Bromley Boy Singers are celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2017. They have recently performed in Truro Cathedral, the Hall for Cornwall, La Madeleine in Paris, and in London at St Clement Dane’s, All Hallows by the Tower, St Sepulchre without Newgate and at the Royal Festival Hall. They have worked with several adult groups including the Allegri Singers, Kentish Opera, British Youth Opera and the English Baroque Choir. Last year they performed Bach’s St Matthew Passion at St John’s Smith Square with Emma Kirkby and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana at the Royal Albert Hall under the baton of Bob Chilcott.
The boys achieved international recognition in May 2015 at the Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival as winners of the Youth & Boys Choir Trophy. This is an independent choir financed entirely from subscriptions and donations and receives no funding from statutory bodies. They have an annual residential course which gives them intense training as well as encouraging social development through friendship. About 60 boys aged 7 to 18 from South-East London and Kent are organised into four sections and gain a unique vocal and musical education. They have an annual residential course which gives them intense training as well as encouraging social development through friendship. The Training and Intermediate choirs prepare them for public performances in the Concert Choir and subsequently in Vistra (tenors and basses.) Together these two groups will be a performance choir of about 30 boys and young men.
Their 40th Anniversary celebrations will include a return visit to the Cornwall International Festival and a tour to Paris to sing at Notre Dame. Concerts will include the first performance of a specially commissioned new work by James Lark.
Visit the website at www.bromleyboysingers.weebly.com
Monkey and the Turtle from Island Songs
Morning Tide: Skye Boat Song
trad. Arr. Michael Neaum
The Hare and the Tortoise
The Mountain in Labour
The Fox and the Grapes
The North Wind and the Sun
The Goose and the Swan
Windmills of your Mind
Over the Rainbow
E.Y.Harburg & Harold Arlen, Arr.Russ Robinson
Coffee and refreshments served from 10:15
Entry free Retiring collection