Concert in the Bandstand

Picnic in the park


The Croydon Road Recreation Ground bandstand has seen many musicians come and go in its 100-year history.

We are proud to add Beckenham Junior Choir and Youth Voices to that number! The sun came out and if one imagined hard enough, it really was a Summer's day!

There is a gallery of photographs taken by Nick Charles of this splendid concert on the Photobox site, where you can order prints if you wish. Remember to enter your choir password to see the photographs, just your password not the username for this gallery.

Thanks for the invitation from Stephen Tickner of the Friends of Croydon Road Rec. and the use of comfy deckchairs and a PA system.

The choirs sounded wonderful with another chance to play some favourites - Jonah Man Jazz was splendid!bandstand_4759

A big thanks to  our soloists and instumentalists and with the addition of a footbal or two, a good time was had by all. Please let us know if you enjoyed yourselves - we shall try to do this again!



Concert at Broadstairs May 22nd 2010

Some splendid photographs here by Nick Charles, take your time to see the complete set and try to spot yourselves!

Our new PA system

Our new PA system

We have purchased and used our own new sound system at the last couple of concerts. The equipment is going to be so useful in the future when we are at those Churches and halls not used to reinforcing the sound of a choir, a very big thank you to those whose donations have made this possible. We need to find a home for it between outings though, as Elm Rd. Church has no more secure space for us.

Do any of you have room in a clean, dry, indoor area to accommodate 2 large boxes, 1 smaller one, a couple of storage crates and some stands? Please contact John if you can help with storing or transporting this new choir equipment.


Just a notice that Photographs of the Elm Road Summer concert can now be found in the members photo galleries. Please email me if you do not know your login details for them.


Our Concert at Broadstairs May 22nd 2010

With a blazing sun, a bracing sea breeze and a warm welcome from the fine people of Broadstairs Methodist Church, our seaside special concert was a resounding success last weekend.


There are 4 parts to the gallery of photographs taken by Nick Charles of rehearsals and concert.

There are lots to view - see if you can spot yourself! You will need to enter your choir password to see them. If you don't yet have the choir username and the password, please email or telephone John and ask for them.




Ordering photographs.

A few people have asked about ordering photographs so here is the link to them on the website, Broadstairs photographs. Please enter in just your password when you get there.

The site no longer automatically adjusts them for brightness etc. and our webmaster Mark doesn't have enough time at the moment to do all 158 photographs! If the one you would like to order needs a bit of help please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the numbers of the photographs and he will do them on an individual basis, and load them back to photobox for you to order.


Our Concert at St. James's North Cray


Junior Choir and Youth Voices:  well done in the St James's concert!
My special "thank you" to a few people who rushed there from other events. 
I thought that the singing was very good and Youth Voices managed very well on slightly smaller numbers than usual, with lots of Year 6s coming up trumps!

Well done, too, to the pianists and guitarists (two that night)!  The Junior Choir has both experienced older members and quite new younger singers working together and doing us great credit.

Thanks also to Chris Kendall for taking some great photographs, you can see photographs of the concert at St.James's North Cray here. You will need to enter your password, if you do not have have one yet please contact John for that!

I hope to see many of you at the picnic; term has otherwise ended and we
return in September.




Our Concert at Emmanuel URC West Wickham Summer 2009

Our concert at Emmanuel URC at West Wickham

Once again over 100 people in the audience at Emmanuel were treated to a warm Summer evening concert given by our young singers and instrumentalists. We were especially pleased to have David O'Hanlon as a guest soloist. David was a member of the Junior Choir until 2000.  He will be studying with the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow from this Autumn.

His clear and confident solo performances were beautifully delivered, and will be an inspiration for our young choir members!

There are some excellent photographs taken by Nick Charles of rehearsals and concert. There are lots to see - see if you can spot yourself! You will need to enter your choir login username and password to see them:

Photographs of rehearsals here

Photographs of performance here


Our Concert at St Edmund's Beckenham 17th January 2010

Once again over 100 people in the audience at St Edmund's were treated to a short afternoon concert given by by both choirs of our favourite songs from the Autumn term.

There are some excellent photographs taken by Nick Charles of rehearsals and concert.
Photographs of St Edmund's here

There are lots to view - see if you can spot yourself! You will need to enter your choir password to see them. If you don't yet have the choir username and the password please email or telephone John and ask for them.

Once you have your username and password you can see the galleries by logging in to the website on the frontpage. If you are at all unsure how to go about this read the article about using the choir website

We will be storing our photographs with the online photograph service in the future which has the advantage that photographs can be ordered as prints from them direct.

End of term picnic

This Wednesday!

Wednesday July 7th 6:00 pm
Croydon Road recreation ground
You are welcome to come along with a picnic on Wednesday evening, we will meet in the childrens play area, if the weaher is dire, then we can adjourn to the Elm Road Church hall, let's hope for continued sunny times!


Come and join our choir!

Beckenham Junior Choir - an opportunity for children in
Bromley and the surrounding areas to sing together!

The choir is open to all children aged 7-16 and there are no auditions, just come along and sing! At the moment we have 40 members in the Junior Choir and we have a small waiting list on a first-come-first-served basis, we do not require auditions. We do have spaces in Beckenham Youth Voices for 11- 16 yr olds.

We meet in term time at Elm Road Church, Elm Road, Beckenham. The choir is a not-for-profit charitable organisation and we charge termly fees with a discounted rate for brothers and sisters who are members.


Get in touch

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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