Southend Girls Choir
Southend Choirs Junior Chorus is the training choir.
The Southend Girls’ Choir was founded in 1988, and has since built an enviable reputation across the South East and further afield.
The choir has broadcast on television and radio, and performs regularly at prestigious concert halls and Cathedrals across the world.
The Southend Girls’ Choir has worked with its President, Sir David Willcocks, in addition to working with eminent conductors and arrangers including Bob Chilcott, John Rutter, Ken Burton and Mike Brewer. The choir has commissioned works by Bob Chilcott, Debbie Wiseman and Ian Hughes, and has given many premiere performances of works written for them.
Together with The Southend Boys’ Choir, the choir has recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and has several commercial CDs to their name, entitled Angelis – Voices of Angels, which received major coverage on national radio stations.
The Choir performs at major venues across the country, and can be heard regularly singing at Royal Albert Hall, St Martin in the Fields, St James Piccadilly, St Mary Woolnoth in addition to performances in major venues in Europe, US and Australia. Their repertoire is wide and varied, and their diversity shows them recording backing vocals for pop songs for Warner Bros, performing in the Crypt of the House of Commons, and singing at the launch of the liner “Millennium” in Southampton. .Jointly the choirs perform for Music Clubs and festivals around the country, and have raised many thousands of pounds for charities.
They have performed in the BBC Proms Concerts in recent years, including singing in the Royal Prom in 2006 for 80th birthday of HRH Queen Elizabeth II, and have also taken part as one of 4 invited choirs to perform at the Gala Concert for the annual conference of the Association of British Choral Directors in Lincoln Cathedral.