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    at Royal Pavilion

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Future Concerts

 

Saturday 25th June - Southend Young Men's Chorus workshop with Voces8 singer Paul Smith.


Saturday 2nd July, 7.30pm - Holy Trinity Church, Southchurch.  Southend Girls' Choirs with Southend Choral Society- Concert of English Music.


Wednesday 6th July, 1pm - Southend Girls' Choir Lunchtime Recital - St James's Church, Piccadilly.


Friday 15th July, 8pm - St Luke's Church, Southend.  "Back to the Musicals".

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



– 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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 Jack Petchey Winners


Jack Petchey award winners - Tom Rattner, Sam Willsmore and Clara Fisher with The Mayor of Southend, Councillor Andrew Moring


Choir at Hylands House May 2015


Singing at Armed Forces Day


Singing at Armed Forces Day - Saturday 25th June

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FUTURE CONCERTS


Friday 22nd July 8 pm - Pre-Canada tour concert at Holy Trinity Church, Southchurch Boulevard.


SOUTHEND CHOIRS TOUR TO CANADA


On 24th July 38 young singers from the choirs will start at 2 week concert tour to Canada, when they will be visiting and performing in some of the great cities in the East of this wonderful country.   The choirs will be singing in some wonderful venues:-


Tuesday 26th July 1-2pm St James Cathedral, Toronto


Wednesday 27th July 7.30pm Harmony Centre, Owen Sound with Georgian Bay Children's Chorus


Friday 29th July 12-12.30pm Rotunda of the House of Commons, Ottawa
Friday 29th July 7pm Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa.


Saturday 30th July, 4.30pm L'Oasis Musicale - Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal


Sunday 31st July,10am Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal


Sunday 31st July,2pm St George's Anglican Church, Montreal


Sunday 31st July, 5.30pm Saint-Joseph Oratory of Mont-Royal, Montreal


Wednesday 3rd July, 2pm St Anne's Basilica, Quebec


 


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We also now have a Wordpress Blog   http://southendchoirs.wordpress.com/


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 Workshop by Paul Smith


Workshop on 25th June with Paul Smith (Voces8) - a great afternoon for our older boys Southend Young Mens Chorus.


 




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APPLICATION FORMS


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




     WELCOME TO 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.  Later this year the choirs will perform 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.




 


Chorus Sirenum is a new ladies' chamber choir consisting of former members of the Southend Girls' Choir.  St James Piccadilly was their London debut. Any former SGC members interested in joining,  please get in touch. Next performance will take place on Friday 15th July.


Go to video page to watch "A Christmas Blessing" and "An Earthly Blessing".


Visiting Japanese choir - Kurume


The choirs are always keen to host visiting groups to the town, and on Tuesday 22nd March our Girl's Choir joined forces with a visiting Girls’ Choir from Japan "Kurume Girl's Choir" - to give a joint concert at Crowstone U.R. Church at 7pm.  There are more images in our gallery area.


Singing at Armed Forces Day


Choir singing at Armed Forces Day in Southend - Sat 25th June



Boys Choir singing at workshop with Paul Smith from Voces8 on Saturday 23rd June

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