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In concert in Sydenham - 2 choirs and some adults!

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In concert at St. Michael and All Angels in Sydenham In concert at St. Michael and All Angels in Sydenham

On Saturday 2nd July, the church of St. Michael and All Angels in Sydenham hosted Beckenham Junior Choir;the junior choir of St. John's East Dulwich; Beckenham Youth Voices and some choir parents - in a varied programme of singing and instrumentals. (The adults were quite well-behaved!)

This from John Webber:

DR-3"The concert in Lower Sydenham was a very exciting one, with SO MUCH to include, as we have an enormous number of talented people.  There was, as ever, a wide variety of songs.  As Elizabeth Beroud said at the end, 'we went all around the world: Africa, Ireland, the Caribbean, America, Germany and different parts of Britain…..and we covered music of many different centuries.'

This is the end of a term in which the Junior Choir has gained eight new members.  We look forward to a much needed holiday period and the chance to start back in September with the songs still ringing in our ears!

Best wishes for the Summer holidays ahead and new members are welcome to join us in September"

John Webber

 DR-397There are some photographs here by David Roxby - who kindly photographed the choirs and musicians and by Mary-Anne Fiorini

Our final BJC/YV meeting of the academic year will be this Wednesday, July 6th, when we meet for a picnic at Croydon Road Recreation ground (near the bandstand) from 6pm. Please bring food and a picnic blanket. If the weather looks bad I will send out an email late afternoon with possible alternative arrangements.

If you have not already handed in your named folder, please bring it on Wednesday and hand to John.

Also, if anyone has photos from Saturday's concert that they would be happy to share on our website (password protected) please let me know.

Choir resumes on Wednesday September 14th , 6.00pm for BJC and 7.20pm for BYV.
There will be details of autumn/winter concert dates shortly before the new term resumes.

BJC parents, if you have not already added your names to our Doodle rota for September, please do so ASAP. Let me know if you need the link again. I will be sending out the final dates next week.

Many thanks, and have a glorious summer.

BJC/YV Secretary

Oh, and one final request from John:

The St. John’s Junior Choir will sing a few pieces at their Church on Sunday next, July 10th. at 11.30a.m. Four will be absent, including the three most senior members…..BUT I can’t alter the date of the concert!  It would be terrific if a few of Beckenham Junior Choir would be willing to join them!   Please let me know: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 8650 9164.  I have attached song words: if you can practise the first three, from “Singing in the Rain”, it would be even better!  You just need to know v.2 of “Make ’em laugh”, the chorus of “Singing in the rain” and the second part of “You are my lucky star”.  (They will be on YouTube.)   It’s at St. John’s Church, Goose Green, East Dulwich, SE22 9AT




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