We believe that children from ALL backgrounds with a gift for singing should have access to music opportunities. 

The Blackheath Halls Youth Choir comprises of 60 young people aged 8 to 18 from across our local area.  We rehearse and perform both as a full group and also as separate Junior (years 3-6) and Senior (years 7+) choirs.  The choir usually rehearses at Blackheath Halls on Monday afternoons during term time.

The choir is completely free of charge to all members.  We strongly believe that the choir is a more diverse and inclusive group of committed young singers as a result.

The choir have previously teamed up with English Touring Opera and the London Philharmonic Orchestra for performances, as well as regularly performing at Blackheath Halls and other venues across London. Members of our Youth Choir have been taken on by the Royal Opera House Youth Company, the English National Opera Youth Company and the National Youth Choir.

Our singers are recruited from the local area with an emphasis on young people who would not otherwise have access to this type of experience.  This year we have partnered with two local Lewisham schools and will be running choir taster sessions with them during the school term.

If your child would like to join the waiting list for entry to the choir in Autumn 2024, please complete this form

We will next be reviewing the waiting list before the summer break and will contact you directly if we are able to offer your child a place at this time.

For any questions or further information about the Blackheath Halls Youth Choir please email:
Lydia Brookes  [email protected]

Choir Team
Music Director: Helen Brookes
Choir leaders: Helen Brookes and Jessica Norton
Pianist: Oliver Payne


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Founding Patron: Matthew Rose 
Patron: Nardus Williams

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Get in touch

Mon & Tue (maternity leave)

Community Engagement Assistant

Kate Howden

[email protected]

020 8305 3894

Mon (maternity cover)

Community Engagement Producer

Lydia Brookes

[email protected]

020 8305 3894