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
You can also Feedback directly by clicking on Contact Us
Monday 1st December, 7.30pm Brentwood Cathedral with Brentwood Ursuline High School Chamber Choir "Ceremony of Carols" - Britten with harpand other choral works.
Friday 5th December, 8pm St James Church, Piccadilly "Ceremony of Carols" - Britten with harp and other seasonal music.
Tuesday 9th December, 6pm, - St Mary, Woolnoth, Southend Girls' Choir
Carol Service Private event
Sunday 14th December, 3pm - Christmas Cracker Palace Theatre,Westcliff on Sea - Southend Girls' Choir & Southend Young Men's Chorus with guests Thundersley Brass Tickets from 01702 351135.
Wednesday 17th December, 7.30pm Crowstone U.R. Church, Westcliff on Sea Private Charity concert.
Check our latest posting on our facebook page: Today's Event
Girls Choir Boys Choir
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 http://southendchoirs.wordpress.com/
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.
Thursday 18th December, 7.30pm St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London Spirit of Christmas by Candlelight with Locrian Ensemble
Friday 19th December - St Augustine's Church, 8pm Thorpe Bay "Ceremony of Carols"- Britten with harp and other seasonal music and readings
Sunday 21st December, 1pm & 4.15pm Royal Albert Hall, London Anton and Erin's Christmas Cracker
Monday 22nd December, 2.30pm Royal Albert Hall, London Anton and Erin's Christmas Cracker
Contact us for tickets for all concerts - 01702 303628, with exception of 14th, 18th, 21st & 22nd December - for these tickets please contact the respective venues.
Choir singing at Victoria Circus Shopping Centre, Dec 2013.
Choirs singing at Claridges last year.
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.
CLICK HERE TO DONATE
Join the Choir
SUPPORT THE CHOIRS
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.
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
Friday 5th December, 8pm St James Church, Piccadilly "Ceremony of Carols"
Sunday 21st Monday 22nd December, 1pm & 4.15pm Royal Albert Hall, London Anton and Erin's Christmas Cracker Royal Albert Hall, London.