What we sing

Most of our concerts are made up of a selection of short pieces in contrasting moods and styles.  These include Renaissance polyphony, Classical part-songs, madrigals, nineteenth- and twentieth-century religious music, as well as folk song arrangements, barbershop, jazz, and show songs.  We aim to sing something for everyone’s tastes.

Much of what we sing is unaccompanied, but we also work with pianists, organists, and orchestras from time to time.

In 2001 we joined Southend Festival Chorus and Orchestra as the semi-chorus in a performance of Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius in Ypres Cathedral, Belgium; and in July 2004 and February 2005 we joined forces with the Stondon Singers, a similar choir based in Blackmore, to perform Thomas Tallis’s epic 40-part motet Spem in Alium in a programme which also included works by Gabrieli, Taverner, and Bach.

Visit the Concerts page to see what we are working on at the moment.

Choir singing on steps