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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Girls Choir at rehearsal at Erin and Anton's Christmas Cracker, Royal Albert Hall 2014
Jack Petchey award winners - Niall Windass,Charlotte Cleminson and Angus Easener with The Mayor of Southend, Councillor Chris Walker
Some of the choirs’ younger singers will be taking part in performances of “Cunning little vixen” with British Youth Opera at the Peacock Theatre, London in September.
British Youth Opera - "Cunning Little Vixen"
Saturday 5th September, 7pm
Tuesday 8th September, 7pm
Friday 11th September, 7pm
Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, Kingsway, London,WC2A 2HT
Contact Peacock Theatre box office for information.
BBC Proms 2015
The Southend Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs have been invited to perform in the BBC Proms this year.
On Sunday 6th September 100 singers will take part in Carl Orff’s spectacular choral work “Carmina Burana” at the Royal Albert Hall. The choirs will be joined by the BBC Symphony Chorus, the London Philharmonic Choir and the BBC Concert Orchestra in this concert at the Royal Albert Hall, which will be broadcast live on Radio 3.
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.
Here are the published tour dates for our Rome visit later this month - all updates in the Boys Choir and Girls Choir section under Rome 2015
Friday 24th July, 19.30
Cathedral of St Agapito,
Piazza Giovanni Pierluigi, Palestrina
Saturday 25th July, 18.00
Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Rome
Sunday 26th July, 10.30
All Saints Anglican Church, Via del Babuino, 153, 00187 Rome
Sunday 26th July, 17.30
St Peter's Basilica,
Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City
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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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.
Friday 5th December, 8pm St James Church, Piccadilly "Ceremony of Carols"
Some singers from the choirs will be involved in the special schools’ event at Village Green on Friday 10th July, in Chalkwell Park, when they will be leading workshops for schools on the day, teaching the participants a short section from a newly commissioned work by composer of the Olympic Torch Anthem, Tolga Kashif. This will give some of our older members a chance to be mentors for the younger singers on the day.