Chafford’s Voice discovers young star

PUBLISHED: 17:10 13 July 2015 | UPDATED: 17:10 13 July 2015

Anna-Marie Childs

Anna-Marie Childs


A popular choir’s youngest member is becoming a local star.

Anna-Marie Childs, 14, joined Chafford’s Voice over a year ago and has since performed at charity concerts, theatres, fetes and family fun days.

Singer songwriter Anna-Marie who also plays the guitar and piano, performed her first solo with the choir at the Sandmartins pub family fun day last summer and is set to perform there again on August 8 this year.

She also performed to thousands at the Karis May Darling Foundation Day, the Grays Beach Festival, Chafford Voice’s X Factor competition, a production of High School Musical and was a finalist in the Thameside Theatre Starmaker competition.

Choir leader and former recording artist, JB Rose, who also gives Anna-Marie one-to-one vocal coaching, said: “Anna-Marie is our youngest member and she has a real talent. Everyone loves hearing her sing at our events and we have high hopes for her in the future. She is also a great songwriter, guitarist and pianist and has been getting lots of gigs this year since she started the choir.”

Anna-Marie’s mum Gillian, who is also a member of the choir said: “Anna-Marie has always loved singing and performed her first solo when she was just four-years-old in her nativity play at school. She hasn’t stopped singing since but the choir has really helped her, she has really grown in confidence since we joined when there were only about five members.

To hear Anna-Marie sing and to see where she’s performing visit and to find out more about Chafford’s Voice, visit

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