The Bromley Boy Singers is a concert choir with a well-established reputation for quality performance and musical education.
Our aim is to help boys discover their musical abilities in an environment that encourages them to have fun while avoiding the peer pressure that can sometimes discourage them from singing at school.
“The boys are fully engaged and possess a high level of expertise and skill. The audience are left in awe as the concert unfolds – a unique emotional experience and interaction with the performers”.
To achieve that the choir – ages 5-21 split into 4 groups – is completely independent of any school or church, financed entirely from subscriptions and donations and receives no funding from statutory bodies.
The choir performs an average of 10 concerts per year around Bromley and in central London, take part in local and national competitions, and tour abroad.
When a BBS boy’s voice changes he’s encouraged to keep singing and when ready, to join the changed voice group VISTRA. Here, boys use their accumulated BBS training and musicianship, perform and have a great time in the process. Click here to see sing a setting of John McCrae’s WW1 poem ‘Flanders Fields’ by John Jacobson & Roger Emerson from 6th of July this year. Click on VIDEO & PHOTO gallery on the main menu to see more!
BELGIUM OCTOBER 2019
Four performances included a moving experience at the Last Post ceremony at the Menen Gate, joint concerts with local youth choirs receiving standing ovations in cathedrals in Ypres, St Niklaas and Ekeren.
Click here to see us sing at The Menen Gate 24th October 2019.
40th ANNIVERSARY 2017
We celebrated four decades of music making with two special Anniversary concerts and a special commission, ‘Broadside Ballads’ premiered at the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London in November.
The choir also toured to Paris (performing by special invitation in Notre Dame Cathedral, L’Eglise de la Madeleine & Disneyland) and to Cornwall performing at the Minack Theatre, Land’s End and The Eden Project.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERTS at St. Martin-in-the-Fields is another highlight and other recent performances have included James Lark ‘Broadside Ballads’ at Queen Elizabeth Hall, ‘A Ceremony of Carols’ at St.Mary’s Putney’s Thames Festival, Carmina Burana with Bob Chilcott conducting at the Royal Albert Hall, St Matthew Passion with The English Baroque Choir and Dame Emma Kirkby. Please click on ‘What’s On’ in the main menu to find the full Programme Details for 2020.
BECOME A FRIEND OR PATRON!
To find out how you can show your support for the boys and benefit from priority seating at concerts, emailed audio clips etc. Options start at £10. Click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org to join now!
COMPETITIONS & AWARDS
Runners-up 2017 and winners of the John Langley Cup for Youth Choirs in 2015, adjudicators said:
“Excellent range of colour, mood and well-controlled tone” “Detailed & shaped phrases and a vivid response to words” “Melodic line was beautifully controlled”
Dr.Alan Bullard, adjudicator – Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival 2015
Click here to watch VIDEO of the winning performance
SEE US PERFORM on YOUTUBE!
In 2018 our Concert Choir (upper voices) performed Britten’s ‘A Ceremony of Carols’ at St Mary’s, Putney. Click here to watch ‘Wulcome Yule’. From our tour to Cornwall in 2017, upper voices and changed (VISTRA) sing Bob Chilcott’s The Goose and the Swan from ‘Aesop’s Fables’.
Visit our Youtube channel BBS_VISTRA for more!
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The Bromley Boy Singers is a registered Charity, no.1102146
We are affiliated to Making Music and grateful for the resources they offer.
We are members of the Bromley Arts Council and are grateful for their support.