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    The singers made an

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    at Royal Pavilion

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    Outside St Martin in the Fields

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Future Concerts in 2015


6th September, 7.30pm - BBC Proms "Carmina Burana", Royal Albert Hall Contact Royal Albert Hall box office for information.


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.



Sunday 27th September, 3pm – Joint Concert – Royal Pavilion, Southend Pier.


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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Choir performing at a private wedding in Highclere, Hampshire


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Jack Petchey Winners

Jack Petchey award winners - Niall Windass,Charlotte Cleminson and Angus Easener with The Mayor of Southend, Councillor Chris Walker

Choir at Hylands House May 2015

Choir performing at Hylands House in May 2015



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

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.

Rome 2015

Check out the Tour Diary under Boys and Girls Choir sections with latest photos.

Performing inside the Pantheon, RomeBoys and Girls Choirs performing at the Pantheon, Rome July 2015.

Autumn concerts

Saturday 10th October, 7.30pm – SGC – St James the less Church, Hadleigh.

Friday 16th October, 7.30pm – SGC – St Basil’s Church, Basildon. 

Saturday 31st October, 7.30pm – SBC – Royal Albert Hall, Carmina Burana. 

Saturday 7th November, evening – Southend Young Men’s Chorus – Beecroft Gallery, Southend. with Rayleigh Brass, in an evening of WW1 music.


                                                                                                                 Virgin Giving

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.


Join the Choir


      Step up Choir

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.

by the sea in the sea by Anzio

 Outside the PantheonChoir standing on the steps outside The Pantheon.

Rome SightseeingSightseeing in Rome


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