11th November 2012
The Armed Man - Concert
For Remembrance' was performed at the Cliffs Pavilion
on 11th November. The concert featured the Southend
Bach Choir, Southend Festival Chorus and the Southend Boys'
and Girls' Choirs. The performance went very well on Sunday
with a good audience and was a real pleasure to be a part
The concert included the performance of Karl Jenkins’s
Armed Man - A Mass for Peace which was
commisioned for the millenium by Britain’s Armouries
and dedicated to the victims of the Kosovo war. Elgar’s
Lux Aeterna, Walton’s Crown Imperial,
Parry’s Blest Pair of Sirens, Williams’ For
the Fallen and Rutter’s
Distant Land featured in the programme. The
concert supported both Help for Heroes
and The Royal British Legion.
13th September 2012
Open Rehearsal at Prince Avenue for new members at 7.45pm.
6th September 2012
This year we start on 6th September at 7.15pm with the
AGM and then a social event.
7th July 2012
This year's Summer Concert was entitled Serenade to Summer.
A selection of popular choruses from Gilbert & Sullivan Operas
were performed alongside The Southend Girls' Choir. The concert,
at Westcliff High School for Boys, was conducted by Roger Humphrey
and featured soloists Catherine Humphrey & Andrew Walters.
12th May 2012
The Spring Concert featured Mozart's Requiem & Blest Pair
of Sirens by Hubert Parry. Conductor: Roger Humphrey, Organist:
Stephen King, Soloists: Catherine Humphrey - Soprano, Matthew
Sherwood – Tenor & Kieren Seymore - Bass.
27th -30th October 2011
Our trip to Bruges and Gent in the weekend 27th to 30th October.
A concert in St Baafs Cathedral in Gent, then day out
in Bruges with trips on the canal and on the way back we sang
pieces from Fauré and Vivaldi in the
Sunday Mass in St Michaels Cathedral in Ypres. A good
time was had by all.
24th September 2011
The Choir will be visiting Bruges & Ghent 27th
to 30th October performing in St Baafs Cathedral
in Ghent and St Martins Cathedral In Ypres.
Works will be selections from Fauré Requiem, Vivaldi
Glori and Handel Messiah.
9th July 2011
The Choir performed with Southend Girls' Choir for the
2011 Summer concert entitled 'Night of the Musicals' at The Plaza
Centre in Southchurch.
24th March 2011
The Choir visited Brentwood Cathedral on 24th March for
a joint concert with Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School. We
contributed the Vivaldi Gloria.
11th December 2010
Saturday 11th Dec at 7.30pm we performed our yearly Christmas
Concert with St. Michael's School Choir & The Southend Band.
13th November 2010
Saturday 13th Nov at 7.30pm we performed Rutter Magnificat
& Fauré Requiem
at St Margaret's Church, L-o-S. View location on GoogleMaps
17th October 2010
On Sunday 17th October we performed at 3pm at Gt
Maplestead Church (nr Halstead) CO9 2RG
See our Gallery page for some photos
of the day.
View location on GoogleMaps
full details can be seen on the poster below:
September 23rd 2010
Come along to an Open Rehearsal at Prince Avenue
Primary School, Hornby Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea from 7.45pm -
9.45pm see GoogleMaps
for how to get there.
On Saturday 3rd July we performed the concert entitled
A Night at the Opera with The Southend Girls Choir at
The Plaza Centre, Southchurch Boulevard with soloist, Andrew Walters.
The Choir had a great weekend away from 2nd to 4th October with
two concerts in Alfreston Church
on the 3rd and Christ
Worthing on the 4th. The Choir performed the Fauré
and the Vivaldi Gloria
at each venue. We had
an excellent hotel, a good time was had by all.
See our Gallery
photos of the trip.
Members of the Society joined with singers from many other choirs
for an exciting annual Choral Workshop Directed by Sir David
at Westcliff High School for Girls Southend on Sat.
27th Sept. 2008.
Rehearsal of Verdi's Requiem
at St. Bernard's High School
with Sir David Willcocks
The Choir visited Amsterdam in October 2007 and performed two concerts
to packed audiences.
Several Members of the Southend
Choral Society, together with members from the Southend
Bach Choir and the Festival Chorus sang as guests
of the Southend Girls & Boys Choirs at St James's
Church, Piccadilly in December 2005. And previously sang
with them in St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London.
The Church, known as the Actors Church, lies in a quiet
& peaceful corner of Covent Garden away from the busy hustle
& bustle of the crowds. A most enjoyable event for everyone.
A chance to see the Christmas Lights, to get that last minute
Christmas shopping, and then to enjoy making music in these famous
old London Churches, bringing a real spirit and message of Christmas.
The Choir visited Belgium in October 2004. And gave a performance
in the Church of Our Lady In Bruge repeating the performance
in St Baafs Cathedral in Ghent.
In October 2002 the Choir sang in Paris at the American Church
and in the Notra Dame Bon Secures Hospice Chapel.