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