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.
Thursday 26th January, 6pm - Choirs perform at the Holocaust Memorial Day Service at the Civic Centre, Southend on Sea. Free for all to attend.
Monday 27th February, 7pm - Southend Girls' Choir and Southend Young Men's Chorus take part in"Southend Makes Music" at the Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea.
Saturday 25th March, 7.30pm - Southend Girls' Choir and Chorus Sirenum join with Brentwood Cathedral Girls' Choir and Brentwood Ursuline School Chamber Choir.
The concert will include a joint choirs performance of Pergolesi "Stabat Mater". Tickets from 01702 465460
Sunday 26th March, 4pm -Concert for Mothers' Day - Southend Boys' and Girls' Choirs join with older and younger members of the Choirs' Family, and South Essex Youth Symphony Orchestra
Tickets from 01702 465460
The Southend Choirs are delighted to have been awarded a grant by Aldeburgh Music for The Friday Afternoons project.
The Friday Afternoons initiative began in 2013 with the aim of encouraging young people across Suffolk to sing Benjamin Britten’s collection of Friday Afternoons songs on what would have been the composer’s 100th Birthday. The project quickly grew, and it was immediately clear that groups from around the world were keen to explore this genre of music, so every year since then Aldeburgh Music and Friday Afternoons have commissioned a new set of songs inspired by the original collection. What now exists is an ever growing collection of over 40 songs written specifically for young people’s voices, and a varied selection of repertoire available completely free to anyone who wishes to use it. To date, close to 80,000 young people have taken part in the project. To find out more and get involved, visit www.fridayafternoonsmusic.co.uk.
Southend Choirs will be working with 3 schools in early 2017, to introduce some of the Friday Afternoon music to some young singers, who will be directed by professional choral conductors for workshops and rehearsals.
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.
The choir singing carols at Royals Shopping Centre we raised £201.36 for Teen Unite Charity.
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