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By Southend Vox Choir Member, Dec 2 2018 05:03PM

On Saturday 1st December, Southend Vox put on their festive feet and gave a performance of our shiny new Christmas repertoire at the Royals Shopping Centre in Southend. We were grateful for the gatherings of audiences that watched and listened as we sang with gusto. We were even joined by the Royals lion who helped our marvellous conductor out! Our new repertoire was a great hit, with 'Sparklejollytwinklejingly' creating smiles all around, as did old favourites such as 'Holy Holy Night' and 'Step Into Christmas'. Let's hope all that bucket shaking was as big a success and that we raised lots of pennies for Parkinson's UK.

By Southend Vox Choir Member, Nov 27 2018 09:45PM

Southend Vox were invited to sing at the 2018 Southend Christmas Lights Switch On. We sang on the BBC Essex stage looking towards Southend's famous landmark, the pier. It was a beautiful, crisp and sunny autumnal day.


Dressed in Christmas colours, we sang an impromptu warm up around the piano outside Debenhams. Passers-by enjoyed hearing us sing 'Somewhere Only We Know'.


When on stage we sang a Stevie Wonder medley and the classic number ‘Jolene’. We then sang festive songs to get the crowd into the Christmas spirit.


We are now rehearsing for our Christmas concert, 'Jingle All the Way' which is on Saturday 15th December, 19:30 at the Clifftown Theatre. It’s going to be a brilliant show with amazing Christmas singing (of course) a film montage of classic Christmas films, dancing, acting, special guests, lots of laughs and - a bar! Contact info@southendvox.com if you are interested in buying tickets.



By Southend Vox Choir Member, Jul 30 2018 09:33AM

We were so excited when we were invited to perform at the fabulous Southend Pride event. The music and dance programme was filled with amazingly talented performers, and to be numbered amongst them was a great honour. This community and friendly family event was a glorious riot of colour, music and dancing that was very much enjoyed by both us and the large audience, who sang and danced along as we performed - even the police officers joined in! Our renditions of 'Jolene' (the Dolly Parton/Pentatonix version) and 'One Night Only' were very well received. Such a wonderful day fuelled with sunshine, smiles, happiness and music - who could ask for more? We're all looking forward to next year's Pride event.

By Southend Vox Choir Member, Jul 26 2018 02:17PM

Southend Vox sang at the Bandstand in Priory Park on Saturday 14th July. It was a glorious afternoon with the sun shining brightly. Our audience were sitting on blankets and on deckchairs enjoying their Prosecco, whilst listening to our varied set of songs.


We sang a number of songs from musicals, including a fantastic medley from 'Kinky Boots', some older classics such as 'Jolene' and 'Walking in Memphis', with an energetic 'Uptown Funk' to finish.


We really love singing at the Bandstand and hope to be back again next summer.

By Southend Vox Choir Member, Jul 26 2018 02:04PM

It was lovely to be invited to sing at our old haunt, Crowstone United Reform Church (now renamed St. Georges) with our concert 'Spring it On'. The weather was considerably better than it had been for a while, which meant that we were able to sing to a large audience. The recent spate of unseasonal snowy, wintry weather conditions had made this an interesting term. On one occasion the weather had been so bad our rehearsal had to be cancelled. Not to be thwarted by a spot of snow, our ever resourceful MD organised a Facebook live streaming session so that we could rehearse in the comfort and warmth of our own homes. Excellent stuff!


We began our concert by singing a Stevie Wonder medley as we walked on stage. Our other songs included our dance numbers 'Uptown Funk' and 'One Night Only', pop classics such as 'California Dreaming', show songs including '42nd Street' and more recent pop songs like Coldplay's 'Viva la Vida' and Ed Sheeran's 'Photograph'. We do like to sing an eclectic mix of songs! Our Chamber choir performed too and included Adele's 'Rumour Has It' and Eva Cassidy's 'Songbird' in their repertoire.


All in all a very successful concert that helped the church raise money for much needed repairs.

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