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    The singers made an

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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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Concerts in 2017


Saturday 1st July, 7.30pm – All Saints Church, Writtle (nr Chelmsford)
Summer Concert

Thursday 6th July, 7.30pm
St Augustine’s Church, Thorpe Bay
Concert with visiting choir Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal (Montreal)

 

Sunday 9th July at Royal Pavilion, Southend Pier, Summer Concert - Tickets £8 (includes Pier Entrance and train fare)   01702 465460

 

Sunday 16th July at 3 pm   Chorus Sirenum - Afternoon at the Musicals - St Peter's Church, Westcliff on Sea. 

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




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Latest Jack Petchey Young Achievers – Gabriel Chiddicks and Dominique Bradford.





Sunday 25th June, 7pm


Special performance of "Never Forget" - a choral work commissioned to commemorate the centenary of WW1.  This will take place by Barge Pier, Gunners Park, Shoeburyness at the site of Poppies: Wave on the closing day of the Poppies exhibition.  This is free to attend.


Saturday 1st July, 7.30pm – All Saints Church, Writtle (nr Chelmsford)
Summer Concert, Tickets £10 (including refreshments) 01245 421039.



Thursday 6th July, 7.30pm
St Augustine’s Church, Thorpe Bay
Concert with visiting choir Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal (Montreal) - Tickets £6 (£5 concessions) 01702 465460


Sunday 9th July at Royal Pavilion, Southend Pier, Summer Concert - Tickets £8 (includes Pier Entrance and train fare)   01702 465460 


Sunday 16th July at 3 pm   Chorus Sirenum - Afternoon at the Musicals - St Peter's Church, Westcliff on Sea. 


Sunday 23rd July 7.30 pm
BBC Ten Pieces Prom
Southend Young Men's Chorus with Southend Choirs perform Ten Pieces at Royal Albert Hall.  Tcikets from Royal Albert Hall


Monday 24th July, 1pm
St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square
Southend Girls’ Choir perform a Lunchtime Concert.  Free with retiring collection.

26th July – 1st August
Concert tour to Venice and Lake Garda





Friday Afternoon on 27th January



 


Choirs at Wall Street, NY Summer 2004.






 

Information

 BBC PROMS 2017




Southend Young men's chorus with the Southend boys ' and girls' choirs will be performing in the BBC PROMS on Sunday 23rd July at 2pm and 6 pm in the "Ten Pieces"  Prom at the Royal Albert Hall.





Boys who are performing in the Ten Pieces have a coaching session (more photos and video is also available on the media page).




                       Girls Choir    Boys Choir




Twitter         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.




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Never Forget


Southend Boys and Girl's Choir perform "Never Forget" at the Poppies Wave in Shoebury on Sunday 25th June 2017.




Choirs performing "Proud" at Stars 2016 awards



Join the Choir

SUPPORT THE CHOIRS




      Click on the icon below and Application Forms link for more information


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APPLICATION FORMS




NEW MEMBERS
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.




Stars


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 took part in the BBC Filming sessions for Ten Pieces at Maida Vale on Tues 19th May

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