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,
Southend on Sea,
Boys' Choir President - Bob Chilcott
Girls' Choir Presisent - Jonathan Willcocks
Boys' and Girls' Choirs Patron- Raymond Gubbay, CBE.
We are a registered charity No: 1161752
Latest Jack Petchey Young Achievers – Gabriel Chiddicks and Dominique Bradford.
Saturday 1st July, 7.30pm – All Saints Church, Writtle (nr Chelmsford)
Thursday 6th July, 7.30pm
St Augustine’s Church, Thorpe Bay
Concert with visiting choir Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal (Montreal)
Sunday 9th July, 3pm
Royal Pavilion, Southend Pier
Monday 24th July, 1pm
St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square
Southend Girls’ Choir perform a Lunchtime Concert
26th July – 1st August
Concert tour to Venice and Lake Garda
Friday Afternoon on 27th January
The Southend Choirs are delighted to have been awarded a grant by Aldeburgh Music for The Friday Afternoons project.
Mother's Day Concert at Crowstone Untied Reform Church on Sunday 26th March (more pictures available in gallery)
Girls Choir Boys Choir
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 Young Men's Chorus recording with BBC Symphony Orchestra for BBC Ten Pieces.
Join the Choir
SUPPORT THE CHOIRS
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.
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
Choirs sing at a Christmas party held at Claridges, London