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A Fanfare for Penge and West Beckenham!

Our Summer finale was a fabulous occasion and it was great fun to work with the Crystal Palace Band again and with Royston Primary School Choir for the first time!fanfare for penge 2012 -byv

There was truly something for everyone, with the smile-inducing "Bananas in Pyjama Trio" sung by the Junior Choir and Royston Primary School Choir to the spooky "Frankenstein" performed by Youth Voices and the mellow "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" sung by the whole Company which included a beautiful solo by Bonnie Callagham!

The Royston children made a big contribution and a HUGE sounds for their number -  well done to them!   After the concert, Esther Moorey, Head of Music at Royston Primary school, spoke with enthusiasm of their participation in the joint event:

"It was great fun to be involved in the concert - wonderful for our children to experience such a variety of music and performance. Also for me - it's good to know what is going on in the local music scene. I really enjoyed joining in with Berkley Square at the end - it's been a while since I was in front of an audience!"

Our thanks go to Canon Derek Carpenter, who kept the whole thing going and gave us a lot of support by his links between the items.


Well done to Cliff Watkins

Finally, well done to Cliff Watkins, who masterminded the entire project.  Cliff has a great passion for local people and their lives and this event was a wonderful celebration of local life!

There are some photographs taken by Chris Kendall here and the same,
but in colour here - just enter your password to view them



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We would love to hear from families who would like their children to join in the choirs and sing with a lively and non-competitive group of young people.
Contact us and arrange to come along there are no auditions, anyone aged 6 - 17 can join our choirs.

Tel: 0208 650 9164

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