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
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Latest Jack Petchey Young Achievers – Gabriel Chiddicks and Dominique Bradford.
British Youth Opera performance of Britten’s “Owen Wingrave” at the Peacock Theatre, London assisted by boys from Boys' Choir.
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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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.
CONCERT AT THE END OF THE PIER
The Southend Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs can be heard in concert a mile and a third out to sea this Sunday afternoon, as they perform in the Royal Pavilion on the end of the Pier. The young singers, conducted by Roger Humphrey, will be presenting a light and varied programme of music on Sunday 25th September, 3pm, which will include solos and duets, group numbers and full choir music.
The programme will feature folk songs and spirituals, opera choruses and west end show stoppers. The choir, who has recently returned from a 2 week concert tour to Canada, has a busy season ahead with concerts across the county and in London. Tickets can be ordered from 01702 465460, priced £8, which includes admission to the pier.