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Free Lunchtime Concert: Bromley Boy Singers

Monday 31 December 2018

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Programme

Britten – Ceremony of Carols
Mendelssohn – Adspice Domine
Schumann – Die Rose stand im Tau

Bromley Boy Singers
Kyrstal Tunnicliffe
Piano
Travis Baker Director

Performers

The Bromley Boy Singers celebrated their 40 years in 2017, of providing quality musical education for boys from South-East London and Kent. They have established a reputation as one of the finest secular, independent boys’ choirs in the UK.

In 2015 they were winners of the Youth trophy at the Cornwall International Male Choir Festival, and runners up in 2017.

They regularly tour abroad and last year performed in Notre Dame, Paris. In London they have sung at the Royal Albert Hall for Bob Chilcott, under the baton of Marin Allsop at the Royal Festival Hall and with Emma Kirkby at St John’s Smith Square. They gave the world premiere of James Lark’s Broadside Ballads last year in the Brandenburg Choral Festival and repeated it again at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in a concert with the Lewisham Choral Society.

The choir is financed entirrely from subscriptions and donations, and recieves no funding from statutory bodies. More that sixty boys and young men are organised in four choirs. Public performances are presented by the Concert Choir and Vistra (tenors and basses). In additions to weekly rehearsals 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 since 2005. A highly regarded vocal trainer and international organ recitalist, he is Director of Voice at Millenium Performing Arts working with renowned specialist Mary King. He was coach with Paul Farrington for the feature films Quartet and The Theary of Everything. He is director of music at St Mary’s Putney, and also works with the boys of Westminster Abbey choir, and Glyndebourne Opera Education Department.

Krystal Tunnicliffe has been the choir’s regular accompaniest since 2017. She studied with Glenn Riddle at Melbourne Conservatorium, and with Andrew West at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama achieving distinctions for all her diplomas. She has performed in Cornwall, Ireland, Wales, Paris and London including Wigmore Hall and LSO St Luke’s.

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