Community Engagement Programme

Blackheath Halls runs a thriving Community Engagement Programme that offers people of all ages and all levels of ability the opportunity to work with first-class professional performers and creative teams, to learn new skills and to perform in ensemble productions in our historic building in front of large audiences.

Current Community Engagement Projects

Opera

The Blackheath Halls Community Opera is a successful project that has been running since 2007: a large, cross-generational company learn about opera by being immersed in a fully staged, professionally led production. The combination of professional artists and performers with vocal students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and local community members makes this project unique.

In 2013 we launched an annual children’s opera for younger participants, based on the same principals.

Vocal

Singers of all levels of experience are given the opportunity to participate in a number of vocal projects.

Orchestral

Our two orchestras rehearse and perform throughout the year at Blackheath Halls

Feedback

“Thank you for having the vision and determination to run such excellent community opportunities. It really makes a difference to people's lives by enabling creativity, new musical skills, community understanding and cohesion, new friendships and a sense of purpose and well-being.”

“It was a privilege to have been part of this project which ranks amongst the most memorable events of my life.”

Contact

For more information about our Community Engagement Programme, please contact Rose Ballantyne, Community Engagement Manager on 020 8305 3890 or at [email protected]

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2018 Course/Session Dates

Blackheath Halls Chorus

Come and Sing Events

Saturday 3 Feb 10am-1pm | Lucy Drever

Saturday 17 Feb 11am-5pm | Nicholas Jenkins

Sunday 18 March 11am-5pm | Lee Reynolds

Sunday Night at the Halls Course

Rehearsals: Monday 7.30-9.30pm | 5, 12, 19 & 24 February 

Performance: Sunday 11 March with afternoon dress rehearsal

Meantime Jazz

Course 1:  Mondays 7-9pm | 8, 5, 22 & 29 January, 5 February

Course 2: Mondays 7-9pm | 19, 26 February, 5, 12, 19 March

Blackheath Halls Orchestra

Rehearsals
Sundays 2.30-5.30pm | 14, 21, 28 January, 11, 18, 25 February

Sunday 1.30-4.30pm | 4th March

Performance
Sunday 4 March