Our History

The Nineties

1999

Sunday, January 3rd. - items sung at carol service at St. George’s Church, Bickley.


Sunday, February 21st. - Choral Evensong at St. George’s , Beckenham. Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis by John Wood; anthem: "Examine me, O Lord," by William Boyce. Some Choir Mums augmented the children’s voices.


Saturday, May 8th. - concert at St. Andrew’s Church, Eastbourne. Main work: "Jonah-Man Jazz". Instrumental items from Serena Aylward and Marissa Evans (recorders) and Luke Aylward (saxophone).


Wednesday, June 30th. - concert at Beckenham Baptist Church, directed by James Olsen in his last official appearance as Assistant Director. Solo tenor: Dominic Greer.


Summer 1999. - the last founder member, Elizabeth Spicer, left the Choir as she moved on to her secondary school after six years with us!


From September 1999, Serena Aylward joined the team.


Wednesday, December 15th. - Christmas concert at Beckenham Baptist Church.

1998

From Spring 1998, Michael Segal and Louisa Abraham assisted in the running of the Choir.


Friday, May 8th. - concert at Beckenham Public Hall. Main work: Mister Punch," by Michael Hurd, starring Owen Grafham. Guest musicians; the Senior Wind Quintet of the Bromley Youth Music Trust.


Saturday, June 27th. - concert at Holy Trinity Church, Beckenham. Invited musicians; Stuart Kale (tenor) and Rowland Sillito (clarinet).


Saturday, July 4th. - concert at St. James’s Church, Elmers End. We invited Cannington Young people’s Orchestra from Somerset (director: Jackie Ayres) to share the programme with us.


Saturday, October 17th. - workshop at Balgowan Primary School, Beckenham, led by Tessa Fineman.


Wednesday, December 16th. - Christmas concert at Beckenham Baptist Church. Main item: "Dick Whittington," by Jan Holdstock. Organ music came from Revd. Kenneth Walker and the trumpet soloist was Ben Reeve.

1997

Saturday, March 1st. - concert at Beckenham Baptist Church. Main work: "Going West". Instrumentalist: Holly Hawks (flute).


Saturday, July 12th. - concert at Beckenham Baptist Church, in aid of their Romanian link Church in Bucharest. Main work: "Dracula," by Carey Blyton. Instrumentalists: Gemma Wearing (clarinet) and Serena Aylward (recorder).


Saturday, October 25th. - singing in Bromley Town Centre.


Saturday, November 29th. - concert at Beckenham Baptist Church. Main work: "Captain Coram’s Kids," by Michael Hurd. Instrumentalist: Martin Kingston (‘cello).


Wednesday, December 17th. - Christmas concert at Beckenham Baptist church. Main item: "Christmas Cards," by Barry Hart. Instrumental music included some organ solos from Ken Walker and Michael Segal.

1996

Saturday, March 23rd. - "Come to the Fair": concert at Beckenham Baptist Church. Main work: "Rooster Rag," by Michael Hurd. Soloists: Sam Dwinell (recorder) and Nicholas Bryant (treble singer).


Saturday, July 6th. - concert at Beckenham Baptist Church. Main work "Rooster Rag," by Michael Hurd. Instrumental musicians: Marissa Evans and Clare Moody (piano duet), Natalie Sooboodoo (trumpet) and John Webber (organ).


Saturday, November 2nd. - concert at Beckenham Baptist Church. Main work: "Jonah-Man Jazz," by Michael Hurd. Guest: Alysha Deionno (bassoon).


Sunday, November 10th. - performance of "Jonah-Man Jazz" at St. John’s Church, East Dulwich.


Wednesday, December 18th. - Christmas concert at Beckenham Baptist Church. Main work: "Christmas Cards," by Barry Hart, who was invited and attended. Instrumental items from Ken Walker and Serena Aylward (organ) and Julia Capon (oboe).

1995

Saturday, March 25th. - concert at Beckenham Baptist Church. Main item: "Adam in Eden," by Michael Hurd. Instrumentalists: Antonia Duffield and Rebecca Applewhite (saxophone and piano).


Summer Term 1995 - James Olsen became involved in helping to run the Choir.


Saturday, July 8th. - concert at Beckenham Baptist Church. Main item: "Mister Punch," by Michael Hurd. The children themselves were the instrumental soloists.


Friday and Saturday, October 6th. and 7th. - Community Day at Beckenham Baptist Church, at which the Choir had a stall.


Saturday, November 25th. - concert at Beckenham Baptist Church. Main work: "Sweeney Todd, the Barber," by Carey Blyton (who attended). Serena Aylward sang "The Water-Melon Seller" and "Twilight," by Aubrey Beswick. Instrumentalists: Sarah Humphrey (alto saxophone), Claire Bridge (flute) and Anna Dibsdall (piano).


Wednesday, December 20th. - Christmas concert at Beckenham Baptist Church. Instrumental music came from James Olsen (horn) and from two organists: Marissa Evans and Revd. Kenneth Walker.

1994


Saturday, March 12th. - concert at Beckenham Baptist Church. Items included "Going West," by Barry Hart and Terence-J Cooling. Soloists: Mary Smith (piano) and Lucy Steel (horn).


Saturday, June 18th. - concert at Beckenham Baptist Church. Included "Captain Coram’s Kids" and "Jonah-Man Jazz" by Michael Hurd, and "Going West" by Hart and Cooling. Soloist: Andrew Walker (clarinet).


The annual picnic at Croydon Road Recreation Ground in Beckenham began this summer, on the Wednesday following the summer concert.


Saturday, October 15th. - singing from 1.00p.m. at the Craft Fair at Beckenham Baptist Church.


Saturday, November 26th. - concert at Beckenham Baptist Chuch. Main item: "Captain Coram’s Kids," by Michael Hurd. Instrumentalists: recorder consort from Dartford Girls’ Grammar School and Anna Dibsdall (‘cello).

1993

First meeting. - Wednesday, October 13th.

First Concert. - Wednesday, December 15th. at Beckenham Baptist Church. Main item: "Jonah-Man Jazz," by Michael Hurd. Instrumental soloists: Michael Segal (organ) and Karen Adams (piano).

 

 


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