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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 

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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 16th September, 5pm, St Andrew’s Church, Hall Ln, Sandon CM2 7RQ

Tickets from 01245 698988

 

Sunday 23rd September, 2.30pm, St Basil’s Church, Luncies Road, Basildon, SS14 1SD FREE with retiring charity collection

 

Thursday 27th September, 7.30pm, Kings Road U.R. Church, Westcliff on Sea

Joint concert with visiting choir from Methodist Ladies’ College, Sydney, Australia

Tickets from 01702 465460

 

Saturday 27th October, 7.30pm – Royal Albert Hall, London “Carmina Burana”

Join The Choir

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APPLICATION FORMS




JOIN THE CHOIRS
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 hannahwallen@blueyonder.co.uk



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

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.


Conductor:
Roger Humphrey Tel: 01702 215623
Accompanist:
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





choir outside the RAH at Proms 2018


Photo credits: Chris Chistodoulou




On behalf of all of us here at the BBC Proms, BBC Ten Pieces and our very happy Sunday audience, THANK YOU and WELL DONE for all the hard work your staff and performers put into making the Ten Pieces Proms such a huge success. I appreciate that at this time of year this is not an easy undertaking so sincerely thank you for making it happen and for all of your support.


The choirs gave brilliant performances on Sunday and have received special mention in all of the reviews, including a 4* review in the Telegraph (see attached and below). We are all immensely proud of what they achieved, especially those who had never sung anything like O Fortuna or performed at this level before.


The second Prom was live on Radio 3 and you can listen to it for 30 days after the broadcast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bck66b. The interval (from 54’30’’) features some lovely interviews with performers (thank you to the Southend performers for doing this).




 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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Information


 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.






 THE TOUR GUIDE AND GALLERY HAVE RECEIVED THE LATEST UPDATES - A GREAT SUMMER TOUR THANKS TO ALL OUR FABULOUS HOSTS


Tour 2018


 


Thursday 27th September, 7.30pm, Kings Road U.R. Church, Westcliff on Sea


Joint concert with visiting choir from Methodist Ladies’ College, Sydney, Australia


Tickets from 01702 465460




 


 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.


 7th September - Boys Choir


5th September  - Girls Choir


Audio- Rocket Man - rehearsal track for Cliffs Pavilion 20th September


 


 





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