OUR SONG

About Us


Southend Vox is a dynamic and captivating not-for-profit modern choir that loves to entertain. The choir sings an eclectic mix of pop classics, show songs, spirituals and contemporary pieces.


Southend Vox also has an auditioned chamber choir, formed in 2014, which performs a variety of challenging and intricate pieces from contemporary arrangements to classical repertorie. They won three awards including Best Senior Choir and Most Moving Performance in the Leigh-on-Sea Festival of Music and Drama 2018 and successfully progressed through to the second stage rounds of Choir of the Year 2016. Chamber has recently launched a new music package to cater for weddings and civil partnerships.

We love what we do and we love to use our singing to contribute to the community of Southend-on-Sea. We regularly perform within the town and surrounding areas and through our concerts, we have helped to raise money for various Local & National charities.


These have included: The British Heart Foundation, Southend Hospital and Guide Dogs for the Blind to name a few.


We have also represented Southend-on-Sea further afield at The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Union Chapel, London and The London Palladium as well as local venues including the Palace Theatre, Cliffs Pavilion and Village Green.

Check out our chamber choir here!

Who's Who


Chair


Michelle Bacon

I joined Southend Vox after hearing a work colleague speak about how much she was enjoying singing, meeting new friends and challenging herself. I couldn't read music so was nervous at the beginning. I shouldn't have worried because everyone was so helpful and supportive. If you love singing in the shower or the car and ever wondered, 'could I really be in a choir?', the answer is 'Yes!'.

Musical Director


Katie McEwan

I began singing at the age of 11, and sang all the way through school in two choirs. Since joining in 2010, I've sung at Palace Theatre, Union Chapel, The Royal Albert Hall and at a Vox wedding. I've grown some amazing friendships and get to do what I love. How awesome is that?

Chamber Musical Director


Jo Human

I have fostered a love of music, ever since I sung at the Southend Lights switch on, whilst at primary school! I joined Southend Vox in 2010 and now lead the chamber choir, I also support Katie with the main choir. Through Southend Vox, i've met many friends new and old and even found my husband Paul!

Secretary


Natalie Braun

When I joined Southend Vox in September 2012 I was a little nervous. My sister had joined six months earlier and said that I would really enjoy it and meet some great people. She was absolutely spot on! They truly are a lovely bunch of people and if you love singing, youd probably love it with Southend Vox too!

Treasurer


Tina Packman

Having not sung in a choir since my school days, I decided to join Southend Vox in 2013. The first time I performed I was really a nervous wreck bt once we had finished I jsut wanted to do it all over again. I am now treasurer of the choir and am still enjoying everything about it.

Membership Secretary


Hannah Packman

I joined the choir in Janurary 2013, eargly following my mum's rehearsals. Years later I am proud to call the members of Vox my family and have an unbreakable bond with my Mother through our singing. In OCtober 2016, I became Membership Co-ordinartor. I manage verything to do with members, both old and new.

Chamber Concert Manager


Elanor Crossland

I joined Southend Vox Chamber Choir in January 2016 after hearing them perform and being incredibly impressed.

The repertoire is a little different from our sister choir, Southend Vox, with more emphasis on choral singing, although we do some fun pop songs as well.

We have established our own website and social media sites, and launched our wedding packages!

The chamber choir has enjoyed performing in and around Essex and our wedding calendar for 2019 is already getting full. We cannot wait to do more!

Concert Manager


Jenny Hitchcock

I joined Southend Vox in 2010 after watching a friend in several concert and deciding I fancied giving the choir a go. Since then I've enjoyed learning new repertoire I may not have otherwise dabbled in as well as creating new friendships and experiences.

Accompanist


Liz Liston

I have been Southend Vox's accompanist for a few years now, having joined the choir upon moving into the area. Piano playing and singing have always been a part of my life. Singing in a choir gives you a unique bond with your fellow sisters and is proven to be good for our general well-being.

Chamber Accompanist


Verina Weaver

I trained at the Royal College of Music having performed at a high level from a young age. I have specialised in teaching and accompanying in Southend for many years, originally accompanying the Fidelio Singers for several years. I thoroughly enjoying her collaboration with Southend Vox Chamber choir and playing an eclectic mix of music.