About us and our conductors

The Allegri Singers are a small chamber choir based in the Bromley area, with all ages of singers, performing an adventurous repertoire to the highest standard. Our current conductor is Stephen Anthony Brown.

The Allegri Singers were founded in 1981 by Paul Stevens with the aim of performing a wide variety of choral music to the highest standard, specialising particularly in twentieth century repertoire.

Since then, the Allegri Singers have performed in many prestigious venues such as the Royal Festival Hall and St John’s Smith Square, and as a guest choir at the Salisbury Festival, the Petworth Festival and the Cork International Music Festival. The choir has taken part in several radio and television broadcasts, and made two CDs under its former conductor, Louis Halsey.

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All eyes on the conductor

Well, perhaps not always!

The choir’s musical director from 1994 until 2000, Dr Michael Nicholas, former Organist and Master of Choristers at Norwich Cathedral, widened the choir’s repertoire to include more renaissance and baroque works, including some programmes with period instruments, while continuing the choir’s commitment to music composed in recent decades.

Our next conductor, the dynamic young singer, Andrew Kennedy, gave the choir an even more vibrant sound and imaginatively broadened its repertoire to include a wider range of works than is normally tackled by a chamber choir.

Keith Roberts, a multi-faceted musician - counter-tenor, conductor, composer and arranger, succeeded Andrew as musical director in September 2003.

After five successful years, when the choir's repertoire was extended to include gems fsrom early polyphony to modern jazz, Keith was succeeded in September 2008 by Tom Bullard. Tom spent seven very enjoyable and productive years with the choir, and was succeeded by Jamie W Hall, who unfortunately was not able to reconcile the long travel times needed to continue to work with us. Our current conductor is Stephen Anthony Brown.

The choir currently promotes four concerts each year. In addition to these, the Allegri Singers are pleased to accept a number of invitations to perform at corporate or private functions and at commemorative services in return for a contribution to choir funds. From time to time, we also sing weekend services at a British cathedral.

The Allegri Singers are a registered charity (no. 287271) and are affiliated to 'Making Music' (formerly the National Federation of Music Societies) and Bromley Arts Council.