Blackheath Halls’ Community Engagement Programme has been promoting classical singing with young people in the Royal Borough of Greenwich since 2007 through its annual community operas. Building on this work, Blackheath Halls and Royal Borough of Greenwich Music Hub have collaborated to establish a high level classical choir for the young people in the borough: The Royal Greenwich and Blackheath Halls Choir. The Choir launched in November 2015 with 45 singers from ten Primary Schools and has received major funding from Arts Council England. We are also very grateful for the support of the D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust.
Forthcoming engagements for the choir are;
Tall Ships Fesitval on Thursday 13 April 2017
Royal Festival Hall on Monday 19 June 2017
Blackheath Halls Opera performances on Tuesday 18 July at 7pm and Sunday 23 July at 2.30pm
Musical Director: Helen Brookes
Assistant Musical Director: Ashley Beauchamp
Choir Manager: Caroline Foulkes
Caroline trained as a classical singer at University of Glasgow and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She teaches singing and has been a Project Manager for Epic Arts, Blakcheath Halls and Septio Aurea.
Founding Patron: Matthew Rose