Finchley Childrens Music Group
Childrens classes and groups
FCMG (Finchley Children’s Music Group) is a UK youth choir, for children aged 4 to 18. It is dedicated to the promotion of choral music for young people. It is a highly versatile group of mixed-voice choirs producing a natural, vibrant vocal quality together with a high level of musicianship and professionalism.
FCMG was founded in 1958 to give the first amateur performance of Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde, and for most of its life has been the most celebrated children’s choir of its kind in the UK. Since its formation it has pursued an ongoing commitment to the commissioning of new music for children’s voices. Composers who have written for the group include Brian Chapple, Malcolm Williamson, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Alex Roth, Piers Halliwell Christopher Gunning and Malcolm Singer.
Many FCMG children have had the opportunity to sing with the English National Opera, the Royal Opera, the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and English National Ballet (for whom FCMG provided the “Snowflake Chorus” for the annual Nutcracker for many years), as well as at opera houses abroad.
FCMG has made recordings for television, radio, film and disc – including a TV musical of A Christmas Carol for NBC starring Kelsey Grammer of Frasier, and an episode of Silent Witness for the BBC – and has led the singing in prestigious events such as the VE and VJ Day memorial celebrations before Her Majesty the Queen.
If you want to hear London children singing, or to join in, then please visit the site and contact us for more information.