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
– we are delighted to announce that Jonathan Willcocks has agreed to become President of the Southend Girls’ Choir, in succession to his father, Sir David Willcocks, CBE, MC, who was President for many years, and who sadly passed away in September.
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.
The tour is now complete and a full diary can be found in the Archive Tours sections just click below Thank-you to all our great hosts during this tour.
Canada Tour Diary
We received this lovely email shortly after the St George's Church concert
My husband and I attended your concert at the St. George's church in Montreal last Sunday. We just loved it! The children's voices sounded like angels, specially in that church. We enjoyed your program very much and we were sorry that you sang for only one hour. We particularly enjoyed "For the Beauty of the Earth" and "Doli li" because my own choir has sung them before, also, we loved "Can you hear me?" with the language signs, "My favorite things" and "One day more". I bought both of your CDs in order to enjoy hearing you sing again.
Thank you and please come back for other concerts.
Francine Lanoix, Choeur Sainte-Dorothée, Laval, Québec
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, and contributing creatively to the performance of “Never Forget” on 12th November.
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It's easy to sponsor a friend or donate to a charity. Just click on the link below to donate to Southend Boys and Girls Choirs.
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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.
We also now have a Wordpress Blog http://southendchoirs.wordpress.com/
Join the Choir
SUPPORT THE CHOIRS
Application forms for both main and Step-Up choirs are available from this website by clicking the links below
Main Choir Boys Application Form
Main Choir Girls Application Form
Step Up Choir for Younger Singers Application form
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.
the choir outside Christchurch Cathedral, Montreal
the choir perform at St Joseph's Oratory