Chislehurst Rocks prides itself on showcasing the very best local artists, both emerging and established. Following a successful trial run last year, we're running again running a community stage, this time called the Chislehurst Society BR7LLIANT Stage! Providing a platform for local performers, school bands and choirs and performing arts schools, there is again a wide range of talent and genres on offer. This initiative is only possible thanks again to the very generous sponsorship of The Chislehurst Society, to whom we are indebted.
BR7LLIANT Stage 12 noon
Popchoir was started by Helen Hampton to give people somewhere to sing the kind of music they were joining in with on the radio.
The fun rehearsals, infectious songs and the chance to get involved with some exciting performances means the full choir is now 400 strong. Our own Chislehurst branch of Popchoir is five years old and members come from all around the local area each Monday night in term time to practice.
Chislehurst Rocks is delighted to be inviting Popchoir back for another stunning performance of their take on pop songs.
If you think you might like to get involved, there are a number of taster session evenings each term where you can see what rehearsals are like. You don't need to read music or audition - just be prepared for a fun and enjoyable evening.
Or if you'd like to hear the full choir in all its breathtaking splendour, all ten Popchoir branches get together next for their gig at the Scoop on 27 July.
You can get more details on the choir, the Chislehurst branch and future performances at their website www.popchoir.com
IN THE WINGS
BR7LLIANT Stage 12:45
In the Wings is an Academy for the Performing Arts, which offers an exciting opportunity to study with professional artists in Drama, Music and Dance. They provide an environment where students cover all three disciplines of performance, studying the essential skills to perform on stage and television. Classes take place after school hours, with ages ranging from 5 to 18 years. The students explore stimulating, exciting and varied projects based on a chosen theme and produce showcases on a regular basis, giving each performer a platform to present their work. In the Wings also offer individual tuition for Vocal/Instrumental lessons and classes in Speech and Communication.
Book now at www.itwpa.co.uk
RED HILL SCHOOL CHAMBER CHOIR
BR7LLIANT Stage 1pm
The choir has been going for 6 years under the leadership of music teacher, Mrs McGarry, and has gone from strength to strength. The children have won numerous first place awards in local competitions, such as the Bromley Festival of Music and Speech. Made up of children aged 7 – 11, each child has shown a particular gift and passion for singing, which is evident in their performances. The choir sings in 3 and sometimes 4 part harmony and enjoy a range of styles from madrigal to musical theatre to pop. Red Hill Chamber Choir are very excited to be performing some of their songs at Chislehurst Rocks this year.
EDGEBURY SCHOOL CHOIR
BR7LLIANT Stage 1:30pm
Edgebury School Choir is under the leadership of teacher Chloe McNeely and made up of children 7-11 years old. The choir has a very inclusive policy and is available to any child who wants to sing. The Choir is looking forward to performing at Chislehurst Rocks this year.
SOUL TRAIN CHOIR
BR7LLIANT Stage 2pm
The Soul Train Choir sing popular Soul, Motown, R&B, Funk and Soulful Pop songs arranged for 3 or 4 part harmony singing and they love to perform at local events. They are a very friendly choir and welcome ALL singers, whoever you are and whether you are an experienced singer who would love to take solo's, or completely new to singing. The Soul Train Choir is very excited to be performing at Chislehurst Rocks for the first time.
BR7LLIANT Stage 2:45pm
The Ukulaviators are a superb ukelele band who are very much looking forward to their first performance at Chislehurst Rocks. They regularly play in the local community and will be wowing us with their fun arrangements of classic songs.
BR7LLIANT Stage 3:30pm
The Electors are a four piece band of 6th formers from Sidcup schools that cover a range of Pop, Rock, and RnB covers. They are steadily gaining momentum by playing open mics - and now they have made to the BR7LLIANT stage at Chislehurst Rocks! So make sure you come along to cheer them on their journey as they grow with us.
BR7LLIANT Stage, 4:15pm
We are delighted to be welcoming back the wonderfully talented Cavan Murray to the community stage. Originally from Chislehurst and inspired by Ben Howard, Ed Sheeran and early Cold Play, Cavan describes his style as pop indie. He is a confident songwriter and blew us all away at Chislehurst Rocks last year.
Cavan has recently secured copyright for his catalogue and is aiming to bring them to the main public platforms so that he can reach out to a wider audience. For now, here's the link for his fantastic song "No Man’s Land" on YouTube - https://youtu.be/i6vuY-O6ALE.
OPEN MIc SESSION
BR7LLIANT Stage from 5pm
Local musical mogul Daniel Russell will be running an open mic session from 5pm onwards. To you join it you need to pop your name on his board. Daniel advises:
"Hi everyone I am really pleased to announce I am hosting the open mic on the BR7LLIANT stage at Chislehurst Rocks June 30th. Chislehurst Rocks want to give a stage time of 10-15mins 2/3 songs for local acts to display their talents. We’re expecting this to be a busy event so would recommend arriving early to put your name up on our Brand New BR7lLLANT STAGE Open mic board which will be taking names from 12:00pm so come and choose your preferred slot and then in the mean time enjoy the spirit of this free local festival.
Looking forward to seeing you all on this BR7LLIANT DAY 🎶👌✨"