Become one of The Fifty

a Southend-based singing group with a strong focus on a cappella

There is a huge buzz around a cappella singing at the moment and it is only growing! We would love you to be a part of this ambitious and daring world of singing, where it is voices only – no accompaniment. Singing without a safety net, if you will!

We’re always on the lookout for good singers to join us.

  • Maybe you’re coming back to singing after a break.
  • Maybe you sing in a choir or a band and this is a chance to try a different style in addition.
  • Maybe you play an instrument and are looking to discover your untapped potential as a vocalist

Here is everything you need to know:

  • The Fifty currently rehearses via Zoom on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings.
  • We’d love to see you at a rehearsal if you’d like see if The Fifty is the right group for you. We offer two free sessions for you to properly meet us and try us out.
  • Membership is for anyone 18 years plus.
  • Rehearsals are entertaining and fun, but we work hard too. Our lovely members are committed to high standards, singing expressively and elevating the group to be the best we can be.
  • Our main focus is on a cappella, but we also have some truly brilliant accompanied songs in the mix too. We have no limits on the genres of music that we sing and we aim to offer a rich variety. We use sheet music – rehearsal tracks are also supplied to help with learning.
  • There are performances throughout the year and members are expected to take part in most of these concerts.
  • The Fifty is led by Emma Lindsey. Emma studied Music at Royal Holloway, University of London and has completed Estill Voice Training Levels 1 and 2. As a choral singer, she has toured the US, Canada, the Seychelles and Europe, recorded at Abbey Road and regularly performs in London’s major concert venues. Emma created the community choir Southend Vox in 2009, having previously co-founded the children’s choir Spelthorne Young Voices in 2003. She currently sings with Crouch End Festival Chorus and is a Trustee of the Southend Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs.