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    St Luke's Church, Virginia.

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    Noye's Fludde 

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    at Royal Pavilion

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Future Concerts


Sat 25th October, 7.30pm - Royal Albert Hall, London.  Southend Boys' Choir with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Carmina Burana


Sunday 2nd November, 3pm

Southend Boys' and Girls' Choirs with the English Schools' Orchestra

Cadogan Hall, Sloane Square, London


Sat 15th November – St Luke's Church, St Luke's Road, Southend - Southend Girls' Choir will perform Rutter's Mass of the Children with Southend Choral Society


Monday 1st December

Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” at Brentwood Cathedral  This concert will be repeated on Fri 5th December

at Church of St James Piccadilly. Tickets available  01702 303628. 


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,
Civic Centre,
Victoria Avenue,
Southend on Sea,
SS2 6ER.

Boys' Choir President - Bob Chilcott
Girls' Choir President- Sir David Willcocks, CBE, MC
Boys' and Girls' Choirs Patron- Raymond Gubbay, CBE.
We are a registered charity No: 1118040

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Jack Petchey Award winner

Angus Easener from Boys Choir receiving the prestigious Jack Petchey award.

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Twitter  Choirs are now on Twitter

Southend Boys and Girls Choirs have now a moderated twitter page @AngelisChoir - so come on follow us and lets get tweetiing!  just click on the twitter logo.

We also now have a Wordpress Blog


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                                                                                                  HIRE THE CHOIR

The Southend Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs are frequently hired to perform at weddings or corporate events. Previous engagements have included singing at dinners and entertaining at corporate functions. 

The choirs also regularly perform at weddings, and have a wide range of repertoire to suit different wedding services and receptions. 

Contact 01702-215624 for more information.

Sunday 2nd November, 3pm - Cadogan Hall, London

Southend Boys' and Girls' Choirs with the English Schools' Orchestra

This is a special year for the English Schools’ Orchestra as it returns to Cadogan Hall for its 20th anniversary concert. This also coincides with the centenary of the Performing Rights Society for Music, one of the ESO’s main sponsors. As a joint celebration PRS for Music have funded a brand new work from renowned composer Edward Gregson which is given its world premiere.

The programme commemorates the start of First World War, another centenary, and includes English music written in and around this time. Elgar’s epic First Symphony is the main work and the orchestra is also joined by Magnus Johnston for Vaughan Williams’ ever popular The Lark Ascending. Butterworth’s haunting A Shropshire Lad completes the programme.

Saturday 15th November, 7.30pm - St Luke's Church, Southend

Southend Girls' Choir will join with Southend Choral Society and the Southend Concert Orchestra in a performance of

John Rutter's Mass of the Children. Southend Choral Society Concert

Join the Choir


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Youth Choir

Please click this link for an application form for the Boys/Girls Step up Choir




Application forms for both main and training choirs are available from this website by clicking the links below

Main Choir Boys Application Form

Main Choir Girls Application Form
Training Choir 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 this year will tour from Chicago to Boston, including visiting the great Niagara Falls. The Choirs offer wonderful opportunities to keen young singers from Southend and beyond, and all ages are welcome.

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.


From Wednesday 23rd July - Sunday 3rd August , 37 members of the Southend Boys' and Girls' Choir departed the UK for a 12 day concert tour to US, staying in Chicago, Cleveland, Niagara, Ithaca and Boston.  They will be hosted by local choirs and Churches, and performed with some excellent youth choirs, as well as giving their own performances.  Follow our recent journey on the website by clicking the link below.

Click here for full tour diary


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