The Blackheath Hall Youth Choir’s next performance will be at the Blackheath Halls Christmas Concert on 17 December 2023.
We believe that children from all backgrounds with a gift for singing should have access to music opportunities. This has been proven to have a huge and lasting impact on young people’s lives, making a real and long-lasting difference to them as they grow older.
The Blackheath Halls Youth Choir comprises of 60 young people aged 8 to 18 from across our local area. 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. Musical opportunities are also provided outside of choir sessions; recently choir members enjoyed workshops about songwriting and musical theatre.
The choir is completely free of charge to all members.
Members of our Youth Choir also gain access to other exciting opportunities in addition to those we offer as a venue; choir members have been taken on by the Royal Opera House Youth Company, the English National Opera Youth Company, the National Youth Choir and one member is now studying voice at Junior Trinity
The group is split into Junior (Years 3-6) and Senior (Years 7+) choirs and rehearses on Monday afternoons during term time at Blackheath Halls.
Blackheath Halls Youth Choir is currently full, however if you would like to be added to the choir waiting list please fill in this form and we will write to you if a space in the choir becomes available: https://forms.office.com/e/rYQ5VnfsfG
(When you access the waiting list form, you’ll notice we request information about the demographic backgrounds of our applicants, including that relating to socio-economics and ethnicity. We want to be accountable and open about our intentions and aspirations and assure you that this information is for these purposes only. For us to progress, we need to know how we are doing and who we are engaging with so that we can continue to improve representation in the Blackheath Halls Youth Choir, and across our organisation, and better reflect our wider community.)
For more information about the Blackheath Halls Youth Choir please email Kate Howden [email protected]
Music Director: Helen Brookes
Choir leaders: Helen Brookes and Jessica Norton
Pianists: Oliver Payne
Support Blackheath Halls Youth Choir
It is thanks to our Friends and Patrons of Blackheath Halls that we are able to continue to offer the experience of being a part of Blackheath Halls Youth Choir completely free for local young people. If you would like to become a Friend or Patron more information is available here.