You can tell when musicians have worked together for some time - and with Beckenham Youth Voices it sounds and looks like a group of friends working happily together. We had a typically varied concert in St. George's Church on thr morning of April 1st: music from “South Pacific”, folks songs, pop songs from the 1960s and 1970s, a number from “H M S Pinafore”.
There was also a stunning performance of Bach on the ’cello from Anna. Miriam accompanied one song on the flute and we had a solo song from Salvador (a new member to the Choir this season) and a trio singing in the Gilbert and Sullivan piece. There was a consistently high standard of performance and an appreciative audience. At this concert we were able to promote the James Olsen’s opera, including lion-looking cakes to eat and a selection of masks to see. The Church kindly gave us a donation of £30 (gift aided!), even though they had invited us.
Yvonne Adebola, former BYV member and now aged 24 and living in Barnehurst, especially wanted to return to sing an item. It is rewarding to see how one-time singers with us have moved on so well in their lives. Oliver and Joe, also former members, came to hear the concert.
You can see some photographs by Nick Charles here - remember to enter your password - ask us if you need it as we don't send it out by the website!
Well done to Youth Voices - you are going from strength to strength!
Chloe has set up an Instagram account for BJC & BYV photos. Follow the account, and see photos and videos from the concert here: https://www.instagram.com/beckenhamjunior/