Saturday 14th December, 11am - 4pm - Southend Town Centre
About the choirs
Welcome to the official web site for the Southend on Sea Boys' and Girls' Choir.
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.
The latest newsletter is now available on-line go to newsletter to download in Word or PDF formats
You can also feedback directly by clicking on Contact Us
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.
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.
Keep up to date with the activities of the Choirs by registering for our free quarterly newsletter. Email on “contact us”.
Winter Newsletter now available just go to "Newsletter" link above.
Official DVD of Noye's Fludde is now available priced £5 produced by Sparky Media who produced last years Anthem.
"Wir leben Deutschland"
Thursday 31st October
23 members of the choirs flew from Southend Airport to Berlin last night, and are staying 2 nights in Potsdam Youth Hostel.
Today, Thursday we spent the whole day in Berlin, travelling around on the brilliant German trains and trams, all for 3 Euros each! We started at the Brandenburg Gate then walked to the Reichstag then walked the walk of the Berlin Wall to the Jewish Memorial, From there, after a welcome coffee break, we walked to the site of the Hitler Bunker then to Potsdamer Platz.
We visited the Museum the Topography of Terror, followed by a visit to Check Point Charlie and the inevitable McDonalds (for some).
After lunch we took the underground to Alexander Platz for some shopping and free time, seeing the World Clock. Then a tram ride and a walk along the Unter den Linden, past the Cathedral, the Museums etc to the new main station. A dinner stop and finally our train back to Potsdam Youth Hostel where some of the choir dressed suitably for their very own Halloween party.
After a busy day in Berlin we spent a morning in Potsdam, having taken the tram from the Youth Hostel. Potsdam had lots of offer, with shops, cafes and plenty of places to purchase souvenirs. A coach met us to take us to Hamburg where we met our host families for the next 2 nights - the members of the Madchenchor. For some singers this was a welcome reunion from earlier this year when we hosted the choir in Southend, and for others it was a chance to make new friends, and even to try out a little German. Saturday was a very wet day, so we took the chance to visit the City Hall and then to take cover inside a large shopping centre before catching the train to our concert venue. The afternoon concert was full, and it was a lovely opportunity to watch and listen to each others' programmes, and to join together at the end. The Southend Choirs taught our German hosts "Hippopotamus Song"! After the concert everyone returned home with their hosts to relax for the final evening. On Sunday morning we were invited to sing in the Anglican Church, where we were made extremely welcome, before making a visit to the "Miniature Wunderland". This is the largest model railway exhibition in Germany, and not only had the most intricate railway network, but also had an airport with flights departing and landing all the time. This was a great way to spend our last few hours in Hamburg before making our way back to Berlin to catch our flight home to Southend. The 23 singers and accompanying adults had all greatly enjoyed their short tour to Germany, and we look forward to welcoming the Madchenchor back to Southend in the future.
Support the Choirs
Forthcoming dates –
Concerts in Southend and South East
Tuesday 10th December, now at 5.30pm - St Mary Woolnoth, City of London
Southend Girls' Choir take part in Langbourn Ward Carol Service
Saturday 14th December, 7.30pm
Southend Young Men's Chorus take part in charity concert for the Southend Fund.
Concerts in London
Thursday 19th December, 7.30pm - St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square
"Spirit of Christmas" with Locrian Ensemble
Saturday 21st December, 7.30pm - St James Church, Piccadilly
"Carols to Share" Southend Boys' and Girls' Choirs and Southend Vox
Sunday 22nd December, 1pm & 4.15pm - Royal Albert Hall, London
"Anton and Erin's Christmas Cracker"
Monday 23rd December, 2.30pm - Royal Albert Hall, London
"Anton and Erin's Christmas Cracker"
Tickets for 30th November, 6th, 13th, 14th, 21st December can be ordered from 01702 303628
Tickets for St Martin in the Fields and Royal Albert Hall should be ordered via the venues.
The Southend Boys' and Girls' Choirs will also be carol singing locally and performing for charities and other organisations during the Christmas period.
Support the Choirs – we are grateful to everyone who supports the choirs and attends our concerts.
The choirs run a “100 Club”, which costs just £5 per quarter with regular monthly draws and the chance to win cash prizes.
If you would like to support us in this way please contact Mrs Mhoira Brewer 01702 588700. Newsletters – as you cannot failed to have seen, postage costs have gone up and we are doing our best to reduce costs and also reduce the amount of paper we produce.
If you would be happy to receive future newsletters via email, please let us know by emailing – firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to new members
Join the Southend Choirs in the Autumn 2013 term. (starting in September).
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 at Christmas.
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. For the younger singer aged 7 upwards, join the training choir to start your singing. Tuesday afternoons, 4.30 - 5.15 at St Bernard's High School, Westcliff.
Application forms for both main and training choirs are available from this website by clicking the links below
To celebrate the centenary of composer Benjamin Britten, the choirs staged a mini tour of his opera “Noye’s Fludde”, performing in Southend, London Cruise Terminal Tilbury, and Southwark Cathedral. The project attracted Arts Council England funding with support from Britten Pears Foundation and David Willcocks Musical Trust.
Click on the icon below to access the dedicated Noye's Fludde page.