Finchley Childrens Music Group

Formed 1958
Finchley Childrens Music Group
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1958
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Finchley Childrens Music Group

Biography (Wikipedia)

Finchley Children’s Music Group (FCMG) is a UK youth choir based in North London for children aged 4 to 18.

Finchley Children’s Music Group (FCMG) was founded in 1958 after a group of singers and instrumentalists came together to give the first amateur performance of Benjamin Britten’s Noye's Fludde. Some members participated in the London Boy Singers choir organized by Britten. Today, FCMG is a highly versatile group of mixed-voice choirs producing a natural, vibrant vocal quality together with a high level of musicianship and professionalism.[citation needed]

One of FCMG’s most important aims is to encourage young people to take up and to enjoy singing in a choir and to promote appreciation of choral music to as wide a public audience as possible. To this end, FCMG holds weekly rehearsals for all its choirs and creates opportunities for public performance of choral music. FCMG is regularly invited to perform in professional concerts with major orchestras such as LSO, LPO and the BBC Symphony Orchestra and with other children and adult choirs. The main performing choir of upper voices and the SATB Chamber Choir sing regularly in major London venues, a recent appearance being at the BBC Proms in September 2008 when the Senior Choir performed La damnation de Faust with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus under James Levine. FCMG makes regular appearances at the BBC Proms and has performed at the premier of two works commissioned by the BBC: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ A Little Light Birthday Music for the Queen’s 80th Birthday in 2006 and Alex Roth’s Earth and Sky in 2000. The choir performed in Britten’s War Requiem in the 2004 series and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in 2005.

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David Sawer
Swansong
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Swansong

Swansong

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Performer
Eric Hill
Imogen Barford
Sophia Preston
Jeremy Sams
Simon Limbrick
Librettist
Nick Dear
Narrator
Robert Lang
Sergei Prokofiev
Winter Bonfire, Op 122
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Winter Bonfire, Op 122
Benjamin Britten
Noye's Fludde (conclusion)
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Noye's Fludde (conclusion)
Benjamin Britten
Sir! Heare Are Lions, Leapardes, In (Noye's Fludde, Op 59)
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Sir! Heare Are Lions, Leapardes, In (Noye's Fludde, Op 59)

Sir! Heare Are Lions, Leapardes, In (Noye's Fludde, Op 59)

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Finchley Childrens Music Group
Principal Players of the BBC Concert Orchestra
Trumpeters of the Welsh Guards Band
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Sergei Prokofiev
The Bonfire (Winter Bonfire, Op 122)
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The Bonfire (Winter Bonfire, Op 122)
Benjamin Britten
King Herod and the Cock
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King Herod and the Cock
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker (Act 1)
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The Nutcracker (Act 1)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker (Act 1)
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The Nutcracker (Act 1)
Benjamin Britten
Noye's Fludde
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Noye's Fludde
Mark-Anthony Turnage
Hibiki for soprano, mezzo, children's chorus and orchestra
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Hibiki for soprano, mezzo, children's chorus and orchestra
Mark-Anthony Turnage
Hibiki (Proms 2017)
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Hibiki (Proms 2017)
James Pierpont Arr Chilcott & The BBC Singers with Finchley Children's Music Group
Jingle Bells
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Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells

Composer
James Pierpont Arr Chilcott
Ensemble
The BBC Singers with Finchley Children's Music Group
Trad, Richard Pearce & The BBC Singers with Finchley Children's Music Group
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Composer
Trad
Ensemble
The BBC Singers with Finchley Children's Music Group
Howard Goodall
Romance of the Epiphany
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Romance of the Epiphany

Romance of the Epiphany

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Rupert Ring Double Bass
Ensemble
BBC Singers with Finchley Children's Music Group
John Rutter
Angels' Carol
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Angels' Carol

Angels' Carol

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Ensemble
The BBC Singers with Finchley Children's Music Group
Felix Mendelssohn
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op 61 (Proms 2016)
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A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op 61 (Proms 2016)
Bob Chilcott
The Angry Planet Part 1 - iii. Yellow Eye
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The Angry Planet Part 1 - iii. Yellow Eye
Bob Chilcott
Green Rain (The Angry Planet, Part 2)
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Green Rain (The Angry Planet, Part 2)
Louis Andriessen
La Commedia, Parts 4 and 5
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La Commedia, Parts 4 and 5
Gemma Beeson, Markus Gruett, Bob Chilcott, Finchley Childrens Music Group, BBC Singers & David Hill
Wednesday 12 April 1961: The First Man in Space
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Wednesday 12 April 1961: The First Man in Space

Wednesday 12 April 1961: The First Man in Space

Performer
Gemma Beeson
Markus Gruett
Choir
BBC Singers
Conductor
David Hill
Gemma Beeson, Markus Gruett, Bob Chilcott, Finchley Childrens Music Group, BBC Singers & David Hill
Friday 28 September 1928: The Discovery of Penicillin
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Friday 28 September 1928: The Discovery of Penicillin

Friday 28 September 1928: The Discovery of Penicillin

Performer
Gemma Beeson
Markus Gruett
Choir
BBC Singers
Conductor
David Hill
Gemma Beeson, Markus Gruett, Bob Chilcott, Finchley Childrens Music Group, BBC Singers & David Hill
Monday 14 December 1903: The First Powered Flight
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Monday 14 December 1903: The First Powered Flight

Monday 14 December 1903: The First Powered Flight

Performer
Gemma Beeson
Markus Gruett
Choir
BBC Singers
Conductor
David Hill
Gemma Beeson, Markus Gruett, Bob Chilcott, Finchley Childrens Music Group, BBC Singers & David Hill
Friday 1 August 1834: The Abolition of Slavery
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Friday 1 August 1834: The Abolition of Slavery

Friday 1 August 1834: The Abolition of Slavery

Performer
Gemma Beeson
Markus Gruett
Choir
BBC Singers
Conductor
David Hill
Gemma Beeson, Markus Gruett, Bob Chilcott, Finchley Childrens Music Group, BBC Singers & David Hill
Thursday 29 March 1455: The Invention of Printing
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Thursday 29 March 1455: The Invention of Printing

Thursday 29 March 1455: The Invention of Printing

Performer
Gemma Beeson
Markus Gruett
Choir
BBC Singers
Conductor
David Hill
Sergei Prokofiev
Winter bonfire for orchestra (Op.122), 5th movement; Assembly of the pioneers
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Winter bonfire for orchestra (Op.122), 5th movement; Assembly of the pioneers
Finchley Childrens Music Group
Last Train to Tomorrow: Sun Rising on Another World
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Last Train to Tomorrow: Sun Rising on Another World

Last Train to Tomorrow: Sun Rising on Another World

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Carl Davis
Carl Davis
John Evans
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Peter Warlock
Balulalow from Bethlehem Down
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Balulalow from Bethlehem Down
Peter Warlock
Balulalow, Bethlehem Down
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Balulalow, Bethlehem Down
Finchley Childrens Music Group
When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney
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When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney
Sergei Prokofiev
The Bonfire; Assembly of the Pioneers (Winter Bonfire) (feat. The New London Orchestra & Finchley Childrens Music Group)
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The Bonfire; Assembly of the Pioneers (Winter Bonfire) (feat. The New London Orchestra & Finchley Childrens Music Group)
Finchley Childrens Music Group
Home Alone – Somewhere In My Memory
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Home Alone – Somewhere In My Memory
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Past BBC Events

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season: Ryan Wigglesworth conducts Mark-Anthony Turnage’s powerful opera The Silver Tassie
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Barbican, London
2018-11-10T09:37:15
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Nov
2018
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season: Ryan Wigglesworth conducts Mark-Anthony Turnage’s powerful opera The Silver Tassie

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season: Ryan Wigglesworth conducts Mark-Anthony Turnage’s powerful opera The Silver Tassie

Barbican, London
Proms 2018: Prom 25: Tchaikovsky, Glinka & Joby Talbot
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-08-02T09:37:15
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Aug
2018
Proms 2018: Prom 25: Tchaikovsky, Glinka & Joby Talbot

Proms 2018: Prom 25: Tchaikovsky, Glinka & Joby Talbot

Royal Albert Hall
BBC Singers 2017-18 Season: A Britten Celebration
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Southwark Cathederal
2018-06-15T09:37:15
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Jun
2018
BBC Singers 2017-18 Season: A Britten Celebration

BBC Singers 2017-18 Season: A Britten Celebration

Southwark Cathederal
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2017-18 Season: Joyce DiDonato performs in Dead Man Walking
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Barbican, London
2018-02-20T09:37:15
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Feb
2018
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2017-18 Season: Joyce DiDonato performs in Dead Man Walking

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2017-18 Season: Joyce DiDonato performs in Dead Man Walking

Barbican, London
BBC Concert Orchestra 2017-18 Southbank Centre Season: Family Concert: Is This Jazz?
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Southbank Centre, London
2017-11-12T09:37:15
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Nov
2017
BBC Concert Orchestra 2017-18 Southbank Centre Season: Family Concert: Is This Jazz?

BBC Concert Orchestra 2017-18 Southbank Centre Season: Family Concert: Is This Jazz?

Southbank Centre, London

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