Enfield Schools Music Festival, 6th March 2019, Millfield Theatre

Enfield Schools Music Festival, Wednesday 6th March 2019, Millfield Theatre

We will be proudly performing  two songs from ‘London Town’, a song cycle written for the choir by Dr. John Rutter CBE (with words by Delphine Chalmers):

The Bells of London  & Mind the Gap

The Bells of London, tells the story of many different kinds of bells which chime for weddings, funerals, alarms, and to welcome a New Year.  It includes the latin tag ‘Vivos voco, mortuos, plango’, which means ‘We wake the living and mourn the dead’.

Mind the Gap takes us through a journey of a number of stations on the London Underground to Southwark to see the Globe Theatre, to London Bridge to witness the Fire of London, to Baker Street to see Sherlock Holmes, Westminster to the Houses of Parliament, and Kings Cross to meet Harry Potter!




Six Songs of London
Music by

Dr John Rutter CBE

Sunday 8th July at 3PM

Palmers Green United Reformed Church, N13 4AL



Something really special will be taking place this Summer!

On Sunday July the 8th at 3pm in Palmers Green United Reformed Church, we are so proud to announce the World Premiere of Dr John Rutter CBE’s superb New Commissioned Work. It is especially composed for Children’s International Voices of Enfield and the Primary and Secondary Schools of the Borough. This is being kindly funded by the Enfield Residents Priority Fund. Dr John Rutter CBE, the eminent British Choral Composer, has just completed a lovely exciting new work for us, entitled ‘London Town’. For this World Premiere Performance, we will be joined by members from the Chamber Choir from the Latymer School under their Director of Music, Dr Jim Harrison. Furthermore, thanks to the Enfield Residents Priority Fund this very special work will be recorded for CD and distributed to every Enfield Primary and Secondary School.

Sung in memory of the late Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, formerly Master of the Queen’s Music, we hope you will join us for this special occasion.


For further details and RSVP please contact

keytemusic@gmail.com or 02088827404



“I write to congratulate the Children’s International Voices of Enfield (CIVE) for yet another fantastic concert. Both my young children performed in the 12th March spring concert in Palmers Green and I cannot get over what a triumph it was – such a well organised and well run event that was a joy to watch. It was very professional and the quality of musicianship was exceptional, especially the children who performed solos. There really are some extremely talented children in Enfield!

We are so lucky to live in an area that provides this opportunity for children and young adults. My children joined this choir just over a year ago and this was their fifth concert with CIVE. I love that they can perform to such a large crowd from an early age in a ‘that’s-just-what-we-do’ kind of way. I also love that it gives children opportunity to perform vocal or instrumental solos or even become accompanists or conductors. I wish I’d been able to do the same when I was a child growing up in the countryside!

Particular thanks must go June and Christopher Keyte, who founded CIVE over 25 years ago, for all their hard work and dedication. The choir is so wonderful and I’m delighted that my children are part of it – it is very, very special.”

Davina Mac

Jonathan Shranz leading our Chorale through some Rutter, new and old.
A huge thank you to Alice Beckwith for all her time with Children’s Voices, her beaming smile will be missed.
A further congratulations must go to our two Jack Petchy Award Winners; Libby Isaacs and Lukas McDonald


Come Join us *THIS SUNDAY* at Palmers United Reformed Church for an afternoon of music from our Choirs and our Talented and Promising Soloists.

The Concert will start promptly at 3pm!


We are excited to hear such a wide range of delightful music performed by our Chorale, NYC, Children’s Younger Voices and our Special Soloists this Sunday! With music spanning over 500 years this promises to be a very exciting concert with something for everyone! We will be performing works from Composers such as; John Rutter, Amy Winehouse, Phil and June Colough, Dussek, Panic at the Disco, Evanescence, Mozart, Massenet and William Byrd. Needless to say it will be fascinating to see the contrast and similarities of all this music across the ages.

As usual we cannot wait to hear all our Choirs perform! We are exited to be able to tell you; Children’s Younger Voices will be bringing to life a couple of  numbers from the famous ‘Mary Poppins’ musical, The NYC will be giving a rendition of the spectacular ‘As Torrents in Summer’ by Edward Elgar, and The Chorale will be performing a mixture of old familiars as well as new works. One piece worth noting is a stunning work by Bob Chilcot, which transports us to the Orient with its Pentatonic Modality.

On this occasion, The Chorale are ever so grateful to be led by our fantastic guest conductor Jonathan Schranz!


Jonathan Schranz is a conductor based in London, currently studying with Patrick Russill at the Royal Academy of Music. Since moving to London in 2015 he has built up a diverse career as a choral conductor and animateur. Jonathan is musical director at the church of St John at Hackney, Brentwood Choral Society, the Office Choir of Grant Thornton, the Fisher Consort and the professional Gregorian Schola, Graduale.

When away from churches and concert halls he can be found in maximum security prisons leading choral singing workshops with the charity Sing Inside!

Please spread the word!

Bring your family, friends, neighbors, distant relatives, strangers and pets! Everyone is welcome at Children’s International Voices of Enfield!

Follow the link below to listen to ‘As Torrents in Summer’ by Edward Elgar

Best Wishes

June, Christopher and Ewan

Christmas Supper – 3rd January

Dear, Chorale, Alumni, Parents and Trustees,


It was absolutely wonderful to see you all last night, for what turned out to be a lovely evening of friends catching up, music and our delicious 3 Course meal prepared by the fabulous Tina. Huge congratulations must go to Tina, for singlehandedly preparing forty 3 Course meals – No Mean Feat! She even prepared her own special mint sauce, which was an all-round hit.


We were so happy to be graced with the presence of such wonderful friends, alumni and choir members, thank you all for coming and breaking bread with us. It was a delight to see you all and catch up on what you are all up to. With so many talented and creative young people it is always fascinating to hear you and where you are at on your journeys! It was especially interesting to hear Phoebe Quare is now taking a more scientific approach to her designing career, using some very interesting materials like mussels (the sea variety) in her work?!


It was also an exceptional pleasure to hear performances from Edmund Jeffery and Ewan Phillips. Edmund first sang solos with us when he was 5 years old and performed a mixture of originals, covers and delightful renditions of some George Formby Classics. Edmund, Ewan and friends will be performing at the Dugdale Theatre on the 24th of March, so if you would like to hear more and support local Enfield talent, please do keep the date free in your diaries. In the meantime if you want to listen to or purchase any of Edmund’s music you can, via the following link; Itunes


Last night was a highly successful evening and everyone seemed very keen to have another one in the future!

We are always delighted to hear from you all, especially by email and we will endeavor to reply in a short while. In the meantime have a great new term! For those of you who are returning to choir on Sunday it is the first time we have had an audition for a new choir conductor and we are looking forward to this very much.


Love, June and Christopher