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Southend Festival Chorus is 50 
Sunday 10th February 2019

This year Southend Festival Chorus celebrates its fiftieth anniversary wiith various concerts and events through to 2020. The Choir was founded in 1969 by Dr. Roy Wales and an exciting programme has been planned to mark the occasion.

30th March 2019
Chichester Psalms and Walton's The Twelve

29th June 2019
Vivaldi Gloria and Mozart Vespers

30th November 2019
Finzi In Terra Pax, Britten's A Boy was Born and Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem

7th December 2019
Messiah from scratch

28th March 2020
Belshazzar's Feast

4th July 2020
A concert of American music

They also have appointed a new musical director Joseph Fort. Southend Festival Chorus is a vibrant community based choir with members from all age ranges and backgrounds. The choirís repertoire has included the classics such as Mozartís Requiem, Elgarís Dream of Gerontius and contemporary works such as Tippettís Child Of Our Time. The choir has succeeded in performing a cappella and accompanied works which are less well known or rarely performed. This has broadened the musical horizons of choir and audience members alike.  

 
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