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 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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Choir recording a carol at Holy Trinty Church, Southchurch
Jack Petchey award winners - Niall Windass,Charlotte Cleminson and Angus Easener with The Mayor of Southend, Councillor Chris Walker
Southend Young Men's Chorus perfoming with Rayleigh Brass in "Great War Remembered" Nov 2015 at Beecroft Art Gallery.
BBC Proms 2015
The Southend Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs performed in the BBC Proms this year.
On Sunday 6th September 100 singers took part in Carl Orff’s spectacular choral work “Carmina Burana” at the Royal Albert Hall. The choirs were joined by the BBC Symphony Chorus, the London Philharmonic Choir and the BBC Concert Orchestra in a concert at the Royal Albert Hall, which was broadcast live on Radio 3. Highlights can be heard by clicking on link below to BBC Iplayer.
BBC Proms Highlights from 6th September
Christmas will be as busy as ever for the young singers, and you might like to make a note of some of their performance dates. The choirs will be singing in London’s luxury Claridges Hotel every weekend from 21st November until Christmas, and this year they will be singing there also on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day. Those of you lucky enough to have booked tea at Claridges may hear the singers.
Sunday 13th December, 3pm – Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea. Southend Girls’ Choir with guests Thundersley Brass present “A Christmas Cracker”. Tickets priced £10 (£8
concessions) can be purchased from the Southend Theatres box office 01702 351135.
Wednesday 16th December, 7.30pm – Crowstone U.R. Church, Kings Road, Westcliff on Sea. Joint choirs perform a charity concert. (this is a private event).
Thursday 17th December, 7.30pm – St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square. Southend Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs join with the Locrian Ensemble in a Candlelight Christmas Concert.
Friday 18th December, 8pm – St Augustine’s Church, Thorpe Bay. The full choirs will perform a Christmas concert, which will include Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols”, with harp accompaniment.
Tuesday 22nd December 100 singers will perform 2 Christmas concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, with Aled Jones.
A chance for some last minute Christmas shopping in London …..
Wednesday 23rd December, 7pm – St James Church, Piccadilly. The choirs will perform their own Christmas concert, which will include Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols”. There will be a coach for audience members wanting to attend this concert, leaving Southend around midday. Book your coach seats on 01702 303628.
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.
We also now have a Wordpress Blog http://southendchoirs.wordpress.com/
Virgin MoneyGiving is a way to donate money to your favourite charities and Southend Choirs have now got a donation page. You can give a one-off donation or donate an amount regularly. You can also leave a personal message to accompany your donation.
To give simply click the link below.
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Please click this link for an application form for the Boys/Girls Step up Choir
STEP UP CHOIR APPLICATION
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
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 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.
Choir standing on the steps outside The Pantheon.
Choir performing Carmina Burana at Royal Albert Hall.