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    A wonderful positive bright sound

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    The singers made an

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    ...impressively well-drilled

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    Noye's Fludde 

    St Luke's Church

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    at Royal Pavilion

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    Outside St Martin in the Fields

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    photo courtesy of BBC

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Forthcoming Concerts


Sunday 23rd - Thurs 27th October - choir trip to Germany - singing in Cottbus and Berlin


Saturday 29th October, 7.30pm – Royal Albert Hall, London.  Carmina Burana.

Saturday 12th November, 7.30pm – Westcliff High School for Boys. Remembrance Day Concert - in conjunctiion with Southend Choral Society and Rayleigh Brass


Thursday 1st December, 7.30pm - St James Church Piccadilly.
"Ceremony of Carols" - Britten Tickets from 01702 465460


Friday 9th December, 8pm – Holy Trinity Church, Southchurch Boulevard – Britten “Ceremony of Carols”


Welcome to the official website for the Southend on Sea Boys' and Girls' Choirs
This site showcases the choirs recent achievements, with new updated biographies on the Boys and Girls choirs. Just click on the navigation bar above.  A photo and video Gallery captures on film the visits abroad and special events and is linked to popular photo site Flickr and our Facebook pages.

The media area is also where you can sample the choirs recorded work as well as streaming audio and video of their most recent appearances. Our Discography page which will feature the full list of recordings on which the choir have featured. On the media audio download page, listeners can sample a short extract from each recording listed.  Take a listen to the Choirs rich musical history. In addition there is a section devoted to forthcoming events and links to other sites of interest. Southend on Sea is twinned with Sopot, Poland, where the choir performed in 2002 and 2005.

Our archive contains Previous Concerts as well as Choir Tours and our Discography.

Roger Humphrey Tel: 01702 215623
Rosemary Pennington Tel: 01702-215624
Mobile: 07771 600009    Fax: 01702 215631

P.O. Box 6,
Civic Centre,
Victoria Avenue,
Southend on Sea,
SS2 6ER.

Boys' Choir President - Bob Chilcott

Girls' Choir Presisent - Jonathan Willcocks

Boys' and Girls' Choirs Patron- Raymond Gubbay, CBE.
We are a registered charity No: 1118040

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Latest Jack Petchey Young Achievers – Gabriel Chiddicks and Dominique Bradford.

Sunday 11th December, 3pm - Palace Theatre, Westcliff
Tickets from 01702 351135

Tuesday 13th December, 6pm - St Mary Woolnoth
Carol Service

Wednesday 14th December, 7.30pm - Crowstone U.R. Church, Westcliff
Community Charity Carol Concert.
(Private event)

Thursday 15th December, 7.30pm - St Martin in the Fields, London
Candlelight Carol Concert with Locrian Ensemble
Tickets from St Martin in the Fields

Saturday 17th December, 2-5pm - Royals Shopping Centre, Southend Carol Singing

Wednesday 21st December, 2.30 & 7.30pm- Royal Albert Hall, London
Anton & Erin's Christmas Cracker
Tickets from Royal Albert Hall



 Heritage Lottery Fund Project

Never Forget – An Oratorio to commemorate The Somme 1916

Southend Choirs are delighted to have been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund for a project which will take place this Autumn, culminating in a Concert of Remembrance in November.   

The choirs will commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme with a schools based project exploring local WW1 history, cultural heritage, andcontributing creatively to the performance of “Never Forget” on 12th November.

Never Forget


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Twitter         Choirs are now on Twitter

Southend Boys and Girls Choirs have now a moderated twitter page @southendchoirs - so come on follow us and lets get tweetiing!  just click on the twitter logo.


Southend Airport Sponsor

Southend Council


Sunday 23rd – Thursday 27th October – 33 singers from the choirs will make a short trip to Germany, when they will stay and perform in Cottbus and Berlin.

Keep an eye out for the photos from our mini tour posted in our gallery.

Join the Choir


      Click on the icon below and Application Forms link for more information

Step up Choir


Southend Boys' and Girls' Choirs always welcome new members, and the start of the term is an ideal time to join.

Both choirs are accepting new members aged 8 upwards. There is no membership or joining fees provided you are accepted, and members will have the chance to sing with the choirs in the Royal Albert Hall and other major venues during the year.

The choirs have concert tours every year, and last year they performed in Rome, singing at St Peter’s Basilica and The Pantheon.  In 2016 the choirs performed in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec.  The choirs offer wonderful opportunities to keen young singers from Southend and beyond. 

The choirs pride themselves with a wide age range of singers, with singers entering the choirs at 8 and stay until university and beyond. Many of our singers have continued their careers as professional singers.

Boys whose voices are changing are invited to join our senior choir – Southend Young Men’s Chorus. This newly formed group offers older boys the opportunity to explore new registers in tenor and bass range. The group works alongside the main upper voices choirs, so offeringthe unique opportunities for the choirs to perform in full 4-part harmony.


Girls Choir singing on Fri 21st October at Southend Borough Council's corporate Stars event at the Cliffs Pavilion (see gallery for more pictures).


To see all our videos click on video wall above


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