Blackheath Halls is proud and privileged to run The Royal Greenwich and Blackheath Halls Choir.
The choir, launched in November 2015, continues to grow and develop giving 50 selected, talented young musicians aged 8 to 13 from across the hugely diverse Royal Borough of Greenwich the opportunity to develop and display their talents as part of a high level, classical youth choir.
Since the choir's launch it has performed at a wide variety of professional venues across Greenwich and beyond including The Royal Festival Hall and has collaborated with The Royal Opera House, English Touring Opera, Trinity Laban, London Philharmonic Orchestra and many local music groups. Repertoire has included Orff’s Carmina Burana, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s St John Passion.
The choir formed an integral and central part of Blackheath Halls Opera’s large company in 4 fully staged performances of Weber's Der Freischűtz at Blackheath Halls in July 2017.
Over 2018 we want to continue presenting hugely varied opportunities for the choir members. All choir members will be given the opportunity to be at the heart of our 2018 Blackheath Halls Summer Opera company. We will continue to seek out collaborations for the choir across Greenwich, London and beyond.
Musical Director: Helen Brookes
Choir Manager: Caroline Foulkes
Founding Patron: Matthew Rose
We are grateful for the support of:
Arts Council England, The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, The Goldsmiths' Company and The Royal Greenwich Music Hub as well as inidvidual support.
For more information on how to support the choir please contact Rose Ballantyne