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.
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.