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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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    Choir re-create Outside Sydney Opera House

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Future Concerts

Sunday 11th November 4 pm   - Centenary Remembrance Concert - Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road, Westcliff - Tickets from Box Office 01702-351135 or



Saturday 24th November, 4pm - Chorus Sirenum presents MadriGALS
St Lawrence Church, Eastwood.



Join The Choir


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


Southend Boys' and Girls' Choirs always welcome new members, and the start of the term is an ideal time to join, and remember there are no joining or membership fees for any of the Southend Choirs.  The choirs cater for all ages and experiences, from the youngest Step Up Choir to the 4 – part harmony senior choirs.

•    Step Up Choir (ages 6 – 8/9)  This small and informal group meets weekly on Wednesdays during term time, 3.45 – 4.30 at St Mary’s C of E Primary School.

•    Southend Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs
Both choirs are accepting new members aged 8/9 upwards. There is no membership or joining fees provided you are accepted, and members will have the chance to sing with the choirs at major venues during the year.

Girls’ Choir – Meets Wednesdays 4.15 – 5.45 at Southend High School for Girls.
Boys’ Choir – Meets Fridays 4 – 5.15 (trebles and altos) at Westcliff High School for Boys.

•    Southend Young Men’s Chorus- Meets Fridays 4.45 – 5.45 at Westcliff High School for Boys.
This group is particularly suited to boys with changing voices, and meets on Fridays within the Boys’ Choir rehearsals.

•    Chorus Sirenum – Chamber choir for older girls’ voices, and meets mainly on Sundays. Email

The choirs have concert tours every year, and in recent years have performed in Rome, Venice and in Canada and US. The choirs offer wonderful opportunities to keen young singers from Southend and beyond and 2018 will see them singing in Australia and Hong Kong. 

BBC Ten Pieces Ten Pieces III uses a brand new set of classical pieces to engage children aged 7-14 and inspire them to make their own creative responses. 

Southend Boys and Girls Choir took part in this years Ten Pieces Prom (Prom 20)  listen to Carl Orff's "O Fortuna" and Kerry Andrew's "There's no Place".

BBC Ten Pieces website



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, Essex. SS2 6ER.

Boys' Choir President - Bob Chilcott

Girls' Choir President - Jonathan Willcocks
Boys' and Girls' Choirs Patron- Raymond Gubbay, CBE.
We are a registered

charity No: 1161752


Friday 7th December, 8pm
St Augustine's Church, Thorpe Bay
Britten - "Ceremony of Carols"
£8 adults (£1 for under 16s) from 01702 465460

Tuesday 11th December, 6pm
St Mary Woolnoth, London
Langbourn Ward Carol Service

Friday 14th December, 7.30pm
St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square
The Spirit of Christmas
Tickets from St Martin in the Fields

Saturday 15th December, 7pm
Great St Bartholomew's Church, London
Britten - Ceremony of Carols and other festive music Concert tickets only: £11 (£1 for under 16s).

Special price tickets for concert + coach: £18 (£11 for under 16s) from 01702 465460


Friday 21st December, 8pm
Kings Road UR. Church, Westcliff on Sea
"A Christmas Carol"
£8 adults (£1 for under 16s)


Saturday 22nd December, 2 - 5pm
Royals Shopping Centre, Southend
Charity Carol Singing

 L I T T L E  S I N G E R S

The latest addition to the Southend Choirs’ Family is “Little Singers”. 

Now our youngest singers, aged 3 – 6 with their parents or carers can join the Southend Choirs. 

Funded by the Ragdoll Foundation, this new group will meet weekly to introduce some fun singing and music making to young families.  

Please see below for details.

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 Privacy Notice

Southend Choirs hold information on current members of the choir and contact details for parents and carers for reasons of safeguarding and personal protection of all singers in their care.

This information is stored securely and is not shared with other parties unless required for licence purposes for public performances, such as BBC and other concert promoters.  On these occasions parents will be notified of this.

Boys Choir    Girls Choir

    Choirs are also 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 link above.

 Choir members singing WW1 songs on the eve of the Armistice weekend, at Liverpool Street Station on 9th November we raised over £430 for Royal British Legion.

Mahler's 8th Symphony at Royal Albert Hall


Tour 2018

Latest Newsletter is now available click below

Autumn 2018 Newsletter

  P A R E N T S   L E T T E R S

This area is reserved for Parents Letters - all letters are password protected. 

(contact Roger or Rosemary for password) These letters will be perodically updated.

NEW - 7th November - Boys and Girls

9th October - Girls Choir

17th October - Boys Choir

Important Information November 2018

Information for Remembrance Day Concert


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