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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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Autumn Concerts


Sunday 22nd October, 3pm – St Augustine’s Church, Thorpe Bay.
Joint concert with the visiting children’s choir from Cottbus, Germany Tickets £6 (£5 concessions) from 01702 465460

Saturday 28th October, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, London.
Southend Boys’ Choir – Carmina Burana

Saturday 11th November, 7.30pm
Westcliff High School for Boys
Concert with Southend Choral Society


Monday 30th October, 7.30pm
Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff on Sea.
Southend Choirs join with COLLABRO
Tickets from 01702 351135


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 President - Jonathan Willcocks

Boys' and Girls' Choirs Patron- Raymond Gubbay, CBE.
We are a registered charity No: 1161752

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Latest Jack Petchey Young Achievers – Gabriel Chiddicks and Dominique Bradford and Beth Wallen

Choirs perform at the Poppies Wave on Sunday 25th June 2017

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

BBC Ten Pieces website


Southend Choirs are delighted to be awarded funding from Snape Maltings through the Friday Afternoons Project Fund

We will be engaging professional singers and animateurs to work with some of our youngest and oldest singers.  Watch out for more here later in the Autumn.


                       Girls Choir    Boys Choir

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

Check out our Italy Diary with photos from the tour by clicking below

Summer Tour


Wednesday 6th December, 6pm – St Mary Woolnoth, London.  Carol Service.  Small group of girls singing in this lovely carol service.

Sunday 10th December, 4pm – Crowstone U.R. Church, Westcliff.  A family Christmas concert to include “The Snowman”.

Wednesday 13th December, 7.30pm – Crowstone U.R. Church, Westcliff.  Private charity concert.

Thursday 14th December, 7.30pm – Royal Festival Hall, London.  Christmas concert with Philharmonia Orchestra.  Singers will need the afternoon off school for the orchestral rehearsal.

Friday 15th December, 8pm – Holy Trinity Church, Southchurch.  “Ceremony of Carols” – our annual concert for all the singers.

Thursday 21st December, 7.30pm – St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square.  Our annual “Carols by Candlelight” concert.

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 they performed in Rome in 2015, 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

Choirs took part in the BBC Filming sessions for Ten Pieces at Maida Vale on Tues 19th May




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