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  Southend Boys Choir    (est. 1970) Classical Choir of Men and Boys 
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Southend Boys Choir The Southend Boys' Choir was formed in 1970 by Michael Crabb. In 1985 it was adopted by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, for whom Michael was Chief Arts Officer and subsequently Artistic Consultant. The choir performs regularly with all the major orchestras, and has appeared in France, Germany, Holland, Greece and the USA, both live and on television and radio. The Choir is a frequent visitor to the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican and Royal Albert Hall, and other venues and festivals. The Southend Boys' Choir has many recordings to its credit, including four of 'Carmina Burana', two of Mahler's Third Symphony and Symphony of a Thousand, Berlioz' Te Deum, Britten's Spring Symphony, 'I Pagliacci', 'Carmen', 'Jeptha', Spirituals, Christmas Music and children's cantatas. The Choir has worked with most of the world's greatest conductors, including Abbado, Muti, Mehta, Fruhbeck de Burgos, Sinopoli, Tilson Thomas, Rostropovitch, Rozhdestvensky, Sir David Willcocks, Sir Colin Davis and many others. Richard Hickox is the Choir's President, in succession to Benjamin Britten and Sir Peter Pears.
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Featured Recordings Compact | Full
Southend Boys Choir - Christmas Music
Christmas Music (Vista VSP1068, LP) 1980
Featuring Southend Boys Choir  
With me & boys choir of Holy Trinity Church, Southchurch, Southend. Directed by Michael Crabb. Release date estimated.
  1.   O little town of Bethlehem - arr Vaughan Williams  
  2.   Joy to the world (Nativity carol sequence) - arr Lane  
  3.   Good King Wenceslas - arr Jacques  
  4.   Patapan - arr Jacques  
  5.   Coventry Carol - arr Shaw  
  6.   Mater ora filium - Oxley  
  7.   Myn lyking - Terry  
  8.   I sing of a maiden - Hadley  
  9.   The Linden Tree Carol - arr Jacques  
10.   Zion hears the watchmen's voices - Bach  
11.   O come, all ye faithful - arr Willcocks  
Southend Boys Choir - Spirituals Reborn
Spirituals Reborn (Vista VPS1049, LP) 1977
Featuring Southend Boys Choir  
Also includes men & boys Choir of Holy Trinity Church, Southchurch, Southend; and the choir of Southend High School for Boys. All choirs directed by Michael Crabb.
  1.   Jesus is risen from the dead (SHSB)  
  2.   My Lord, what a mourning (HTS)  
  3.   Dry bones (SBC)  
  4.   There is a balm in Gilead (HTS)  
  5.   This train (SHSB)  
  6.   Michael, row the boat ashore (SHSB)  
  7.   The gospel train (SBC)  
  8.   Please don't let this harvest pass (SBC)  
  9.   Oh won't you sit down? (SHSB)  
10.   Go down, Moses (SBC)  
11.   Steal away (HTS)  
12.   Mary had a baby (SHSB)  
13.   Oh Mary, don't you weep (SHSB)  
14.   These bones are gonna rise again! (SBC)  
Southend Boys Choir - Three Pop Cantatas
Three Pop Cantatas (Vista VPS1009, LP) 1974
Featuring Southend Boys Choir  
Directed by Michael Crabb
  1.   Holy Moses! - Hazell  
  2.   The Daniel Jazz - Chappell  
  3.   Swingin' Samson - Hurd  
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Southend Boys Choir - Les Plus Belles Chorales d'Enfants
Les Plus Belles Chorales d'Enfants (Virgin Classics /EMI France 61472 5, CD) Juli 2004
Featuring The American Boychoir   Anthony Chadney   Robert Chilcott   Escolanía de la Abadia de Santa Cruz del Valle de Los Caídos   Walter Gampert   Peter Hinterreiter   King's College Choir, Cambridge   Libera / Angel Voices   Joseph Platt   Christopher Robson   Southend Boys Choir   Andreas Stein   Trinity Boys Choir, Croydon   Die Wiener Sängerknaben  
This is a very nice compilation on 2 CDs featuring several renowned choirs such as the Wiener Sängerknaben, King's College Choir, Cambridge, the American Boychoir, Libera, the "Trinity Boys Choir" and others, as well as soloists from the "Tölzer Knabenchor" featured in an excerpt of Mozart's Magic Flute.
  1.   Carmen : Choeur Des Gamins  
  2.   Miserere  
  3.   My Heart Will Go On  
  4.   Requiem : Pie Jesu  
  5.   Requiem : In Paradisum  
  6.   Mascaro Da Pru  
  7.   Toma Que Toma  
  8.   L'Arche De Noë : Lord Jesus, Think On Me  
  9.   Le Songe D'Une Nuit D'Eté : You Spotted Snakes With Double Tongue  
10.   Le Songe D'Une Nuit D'Eté : On The Ground, Sleep Sound  
11.   La Flûte Enchantée : Trio Des Garçons  
12.   Messe Basse A 3 Voix : Kyrie  
13.   Messe Basse A 3 Voix : Sanctus  
14.   Messe Basse A 3 Voix : Benedictus  
15.   Messe Basse A 3 Voix : Agnus Dei  
16.   Carmina Burana : Amor Volat Undique  
17.   What Is Pink? : What Is Pink?  
18.   What Is Pink? : The Mysterious Cat  
19.   What Is Pink? : Who Has Seen The Wind?  
20.   What Is Pink? : A Pavane For The Nursery  
21.   What Is Pink? : Counting-Out-Rhyme  
22.   What Is Pink? : The House On The Hill  
23.   Libera Voca Me (L)   Soloists: Christopher Robson, Joseph Platt and Anthony Chadney
24.   Symphonie N°3 : Bim-Bam  
25.   La Bigoudine  
26.   All You Need Is Love  
27.   Libre Vermell De Montserrat : O Virgo Splendens  
28.   Cantigas De Santa Maria Del Rey Alfonso X : Ay, Santa Maria  
29.   Cantigas De Santa Maria Del Rey Alfonso X : De Muitas Guisas  
30.   Cantate Domino  
31.   Old American Songs : I Bought Me A Cat  
32.   Old American Songs : At The River  
33.   Old American Songs : Simple Gifts  
34.   Reasons For Loving The Harmonica  
35.   A Jubilant Song  
36.   Eternal Flame  
37.   A Ceremony Of Carols : Procession  
38.   A Ceremony Of Carols : Wolcum Yole!  
39.   A Ceremony Of Carols : There Is No Rose  
40.   A Ceremony Of Carols : That'S Yonge Child  
41.   A Ceremony Of Carols : Balulalow  
42.   A Ceremony Of Carols : As Dew In Aprille  
43.   A Ceremony Of Carols : This Little Babe  
44.   A Ceremony Of Carols : Interlude  
45.   A Ceremony Of Carols : In Freezing Winter Night  
46.   A Ceremony Of Carols : Spring Carol  
47.   A Ceremony Of Carols : Deo Gracias  
48.   A Ceremony Of Carols : Recession  
Southend Boys Choir - Mahler - Symphonies 3 & 4
Mahler - Symphonies 3 & 4 (EMI 74296, CD) Juli 2001
Featuring Southend Boys Choir  
Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt. Ortrun Wenkel, Lucia Popp. London Philharmonic Orchestra
Available at   Amazon UK
Southend Boys Choir - Angelis - Voices of Angels
Angelis - Voices of Angels (Union Square Music METRCD040, CD) 2000
Featuring Dominic Brittain   Southend Boys Choir  
A compilation of mostly religious music under the project name "Angelis".
The recording features Girls and Boys from the Southend Girls Choir and the Southend Boys Choir with selected soloists. Obviously only one boy treble was selected, the majority is sung by girls.
The music accompaniment features real acoustic instruments (solo violin, solo trumpet, woodwind, percussion) as well as synthesizer orchestration.
  1.   The Lord's my shepherd  
  2.   I vow to Thee my country  
  3.   When you wish upon a star / The second star to the right  
  4.   Ave Maria  
  5.   Gaudete  
  6.   Somewhere over the rainbow  
  7.   Millenium Prayer  
  8.   Pie Jesu  
  9.   Morning has broken  
10.   O for the wings of a dove   boy treble (Dominic Brittain)
11.   Jerusalem  
12.   Nunc Dimittis   boy treble (Dominic Brittain)
13.   Amazing Grace  
14.   I'll walk with God  
15.   You'll never walk alone  
16.   Christmas medley  
Southend Boys Choir - Isabelle Aboulker: 1918 L'Homme oui Titubait dans la Guerre
Isabelle Aboulker: 1918 L'Homme oui Titubait dans la Guerre (Triton 331 110, CD) 1999
Featuring Cyrille Dubois   Knabenchor der Jenaer Philharmonie   Southend Boys Choir  
Cyrille Dubois, soprano solo - Paul Katz (Paul)
Sonia de Beaufort, mezzo-soprano
Arnaud Marzorati, baryton
Grégoire Ingold , récitant
The Southend Boy’s Choir, dir. Riger Humphrey
Knabenchor der Jenaer Philharmonie, dir. Thomas Prange
Available at   Triton
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