Who are we?
Camberwell Choir School is a community music project for children and young people aged 0-18. We meet on Saturdays during term-time in St Giles Hall, Benhill Road.
What we do
The emphasis is on having fun while learning musical skills – singing, playing and listening – in order to perform in public. There’s a great “family feeling” to our sessions and performances.
A wide range of music is explored, drawing on the experience of our professional staff and experienced volunteers, from traditional and contemporary African, African-Caribbean, South American and Asian music, to jazz, folk, gospel, soul, pop, classical and contemporary classical music.
For members aged 7 and up, we provide small group tuition on piano, tuned percussion, guitar, brass, violin and drums during the course of the session for their age group. Younger members also get a chance to try out lots of different instruments during their session.
We particularly want to get along to our sessions children and young people who would otherwise find it difficult to access positive and constructive group activities, especially high quality music tuition, which can be expensive and hard to find. CCS is a registered charity 1002667, and we work entirely on a donation basis.
We always end each term with a performance to show off what we’ve been doing. And at least twice a term, often more, we perform at outside events-most recently, the Big Event in Myatt’s Fields Park, a Southwark Council Family Funday and the Carnaval del Pueblo, both in Burgess Park.
Set up in 1990 by the parish of St Giles’ with St Matthew, we welcome children of all faiths and none. There is no specific religious teaching. We believe very strongly in equality of opportunity and the celebration of diversity. We welcome children of all backgrounds and try hard to reflect the diversity of the Camberwell area and Southwark more widely.
Find out more at www.camberwellchoirschool.org.uk