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: 1118040
Latest Jack Petchey Young Achievers – Gabriel Chiddicks and Dominique Bradford.
Tuesday 13th December, 6pm - St Mary Woolnoth
Wednesday 14th December, 7.30pm - Crowstone U.R. Church, Westcliff
Community Charity Carol Concert.
Thursday 15th December, 7.30pm - St Martin in the Fields, London
Candlelight Carol Concert with Locrian Ensemble
Tickets from St Martin in the Fields
Saturday 17th December, 2-5pm - Royals Shopping Centre, Southend Carol Singing
Wednesday 21st December, 2.30 & 7.30pm- Royal Albert Hall, London
Anton & Erin's Christmas Cracker
Tickets from Royal Albert Hall
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 culminated in a Concert of Remembrance in November.
The choirs commemorated 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” which had its World premiere on Saturday 12th November at Westcliff High School for Boys.
Photos from the concert are now available to view on the main gallery and in the Never Forget page via the link below.
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.
Sunday 23rd – Thursday 27th October – 33 singers from the choirs made a short trip to Germany, when they stayed and performed in Cottbus and Berlin.
Tour pictures now in main gallery.
The Xmas Newsletter is now available - clink on xmas tree to view
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 above
Please go to Parents page and download the latest letters regarding Xmas Dates and permission slips.
Boys Choir - 18th November
Girls Choirs - 14th November