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(Page last updated 22nd January 2020)
BPC in Concert
BPC in Concert

Belonging to a choir - and singing itself - is said to be good for you and the community. Graham Welch, professor of music education at the Institute of Education in London, says: "The benefits of singing are multifarious. We know that singing has positive impacts on the brain, because different brain systems are involved in singing, involving lyrics, rhythm, pulse and pitch. And because it is an aerobic activity, it is very good for the cardiovascular system, which means we get increased oxygenation in the blood stream - we are more alert."

And he says that there is evidence that music could even pre-date language; that it is one of the things that characterises us as human.

Bromley Philharmonic Choir is always eager to welcome new singers. There is no audition, but all new members are on ‘probation’ for the first few weeks whilst we work out which part of the Choir would suit them best. A reasonable ability to sight-read music is an advantage, but not essential: some members have been unable to read music at all.

Until further notice, the Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings at Hawes Lane Methodist Church, West Wickham, BR4 9AA (Map) from 7.45pm till 10pm. The annual subscription is currently £125, which may be paid in two instalments.

Anyone interested in joining should email with their details. Alternatively, ring the Chairman, Jeremy Bell on 01689 862941 or the Hon.Secretary, Julie Walters on 020 8650 2462 for further information.