Free Lunchtime Concert: Bromley Boy Singers
It is recommended to arrive around 12.30pm for this concert as seats fill up quickly.
Bromley Boy Singers return to St Martin’s for their annual concert of Christmas favourites.
The Bromley Boy Singers have been providing quality musical education for boys from South-East London and Kent for the past 37 years. As well as their own concerts they have performed with adult groups including the Allegri Singers, Kentish Opera and British Youth Opera. They appeared twice in 2011 at the Royal Festival Hall: for Bernstein’s Mass under the baton of Marin Allsop and for Mary King in a choral showcase. They have been finalists in the Top Choir Kent 2012 and 2013 competition in Canterbury which was broadcast on BBC Radio Kent. They have won awards on numerous occasions at the Bromley, Beckenham and Hastings Festivals. Individual boys have appeared in operas at Covent Garden, English National Opera and Glyndebourne. They have presented a Christmas lunchtime concert at St Martin-in-the-Fields for the past 13 years. In 2013 they took part in concerts with Bromley Philharmonic Choir and Lewisham Choral Society and had a highly successful tour to Paris to sing at La Madeleine and Disneyland. In October 2014 they performed at St Clement Dane’s as part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival. Future plans include working with the English Baroque Choir and performing at the 2015 Cornwall International Male Voice Choir Festival.
This is an independent choir financed entirely from subscriptions and donations and receives no funding from any statutory bodies. Currently there is a total of around 60 boys organised into four sections. Public performances are presented by the Concert Choir and Vistra (tenors and basses) which now stretches our age range from 7 to 18. The boys have an annual residential course which gives them intense musical training as well as encouraging social development through friendship.
Travis Baker has been director of music for the Bromley Boy Singers since 2005. Under his leadership the choir has won several awards in competitive festivals and is in demand for concerts and corporate and private functions. A native of Australia, he is both a highly regarded vocal trainer and an international organ recitalist. He is a Certified Master Teacher of Estill Voice Systems and works with the distinguished vocal coaches Paul Farrington and Mary King. He maintains a thriving private practice as well as being director of music at St Mary’s Putney.
Visit the website at www.bromleyboysingers.weebly.com
This lunchtime concert is FREE and no ticket is required. Lunchtime concerts last approximately 45 minutes and latecomers will be admitted to the church when there is a suitable break in the programme. A collection is taken at the end of the concert which goes towards the work of St Martin’s.