Royal Greenwich and Blackheath Halls Youth Choir

Blackheath Halls is proud and privileged to run The Royal Greenwich and Blackheath Halls Choir.

The choir, launched in November 2015, continues to grow and develop giving 50 selected, talented young musicians aged 8 to 13 from across the hugely diverse Royal Borough of Greenwich the opportunity to develop and display their talents as part of a high level, classical youth choir.

Since the choir's launch it has performed at a wide variety of professional venues across Greenwich and beyond including The Royal Festival Hall and has collaborated with The Royal Opera House, English Touring Opera, Trinity Laban, London Philharmonic Orchestra and many local music groups. Repertoire has included Orff’s Carmina Burana, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s St John Passion.

The choir will form an integral and central part of Blackheath Halls Opera’s large company in 6 fully staged performances of Purcell's Dido & Aeneas at The Albany, Deptford in July 2018.

Musical Director: Helen Brookes

Choir Manager: Caroline Foulkes

Founding Patron: Matthew Rose

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‘Choir is amazing’

‘I love this choir’

‘This is a choir where I made friends and fit in’

‘It’s the best place to be on a Monday afternoon. All the teachers and organisers are soooo friendly’

We are grateful for the support of:

Arts Council England, The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, The Goldsmiths' Company and The Royal Greenwich Music Hub as well as individual support.

For more information on how to support the choir please contact Rose Ballantyne 


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