The Sydenham High School GDST choirs have a very busy rehearsal and concert schedule. Performances at The Royal Albert Hall where they have become a regular feature of TV Times Christmas with the Stars concert in aid of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research; St John’s Smith Square; St Martin in the Fields; Fairfield Halls Croydon; Blackheath Concert Halls; the Grand Metropolitan Lodge in Covent Garden and at the Mansion House for the Lord Mayor of London, have been combined with a string of national and local music festival competition successes. They have provided children’s choirs on numerous occasions for large scale choral works, including Monteverdi’s Vespers, Britten’s St Nicholas, and Fanshaw’s African Sanctus, as well as joining forces with parents, staff and friends to perform some of the great choral classics. In the last four years tours to Venice, Salzburg and Tuscany have been hugely successful and the choir have just returned from a concert tour of Estonia where they performed in Tallinn, Tartu and Viljandi.
The Sydenham High School choirs are conducted by Caroline Lenton-Ward (Choral Director) and accompanied by Andrew Baars (Director of Music). They have released two CDs – Joyfully Sing and Choral Flourish – both available from the school. Enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.