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Matthew O’Keeffe

Musical Director

The Beckenham Concert Band are pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew O’Keeffe as it’s new Musical Director. Matthew graduated from King’s College London in 2016 with 1st class music degree, winning the Purcell music prize and a Jelf Medal nomination. Since then, he has worked as a professional singer and conductor. Matthew directs classical vocal group Scherzo, which he founded at university and acts as a platform for solo and ensemble performance in regular concerts across London. In 2017, Matthew founded Lunchbreak Opera, which gives short performances at 1pm in the City of London. Matthew also conducts Brixton Chamber Orchestra.
The Beckenham Concert Band was founded in 1977 by Ken Messenger. Over the years the band has continued to grow and now draws from a regular membership of over forty musicians. The Band averages around eight concerts per year, many of these performances, both indoor and outdoor, are in aid of local charities. Venues such as the bandstands of the Royal Parks, Southwark Park and on the sea front at Eastbourne and Brighton have featured in our summer seasons. The Beckenham Concert Band has also been invited to perform at corporate and national charitable events for organisations such as The Children’s Society, Great Ormond Street Hospital, RNLI, St Christophers’ Hospice, the London Open House Weekend and Sodexo

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Matthew

O’Keeffe

Musical

Director

The Beckenham Concert Band

are pleased to annopun the

appointment of Matthew

O’Keeffe as it’s new Musical

Director.

Matthew graduated from King’s College London in 2016 with 1st

class music degree, winning the Purcell music prize and a Jelf

Medal nomination. Since then, he has worked as a professional

singer and conductor. Matthew directs classical vocal group

Scherzo, which he founded at university and acts as a platform

for solo and ensemble performance in regular concerts across

London. In 2017, Matthew founded Lunchbreak Opera, which

gives short performances at 1pm in the City of London. Matthew

also conducts Brixton Chamber Orchestra.

The Beckenham Concert Band was founded in 1977 by Ken Messenger.

Over the years the band has continued to grow and now draws from a

regular membership of over forty musicians.

The Band averages around eight concerts per year, many of these

performances, both indoor and outdoor, are in aid of local charities.

Venues such as the bandstands of the Royal Parks, Southwark Park and

on the sea front at Eastbourne and Brighton have featured in our

summer seasons.

The Beckenham Concert Band has also been invited to perform at

corporate and national charitable events for organisations such as

The Children’s Society, Great Ormond Street Hospital, RNLI, St

Christophers’ Hospice, the London Open House Weekend and Sodexo

About the Band