Welcome to en Choir!

en Choir leader Emily Peasgood

en Choir is an informal, non-audition and diverse choir for men and women from all walks of life to socialise and have fun while singing contemporary songs together. You don’t even need to think you can sing as my job is supporting you in realising that you can. We currently have 60 members aged 14-83 and welcome new members all year round.

I formed en Choir in 2011 as an outlet for my more unusual musical arrangements of pop and soul songs and I am fortunate that our  Continue reading “Welcome to en Choir!”

en Choir has a Fairy Godmother!

We have recently received news that an anonymous source has made a generous donation to en Choir! This has meant that sheet music for our new repertoire is now part funded and the cost has been lowered for our members. Needless to say everyone is very excited by this news as well as exceedingly grateful to our donor who has elected to remain anonymous. If you’d like to try this new repertoire with a fun and exciting choir please feel free to pop down for a free trial or contact us with any queries!

Picture Perfect!

Have you heard? The official photos from this year’s annual concert are now available for viewing! Our awesome photographer, Ren Smith, did a marvellous job of capturing both our final rehearsal and the concert. So if you’d like to see a bit of what we do then please feel free to have a browse! If you’d like to come to a free trial session then you’re welcome to attend on a Wednesday evening at 7:30pm or contact us with any queries.

Can Only You feel the Rhythm Of Life?

This week brings new trials for en Choir as we learn the fun and fast paced ‘Rhythm of Life‘ by the talented Sammy Davis Jr. and as seen in Sweet Charity. As well as this we are developing our a cappella repertoire with ‘Only You‘ created by Yazoo and covered by Flying Pickets in 1984. Fancy giving these songs and many more a try? Come down to a free trial session on a Wednesday evening at 7:30pm or feel free to contact us with any queries.

New year, new faces!

We were back in strength last week as we started our new year of rehearsals. We’ve already started cracking on two songs with, ‘You Got the Love’ and ‘You to Me are Everything’. Everyone seems really excited to be back and we are over the moon to tell you we’ve had lots of new and returning faces coming through the door! Would you like to give en Choir a try? Come on down to a free trial rehearsal or contact us with any queries.

The Choir Have Spoken…DUN DUN DUUUNNNN!

At the end of last term we decided that choir members would choose every song we are singing this year and next by popular vote. After making a very long list of songs, the results are in! So far some of the highlights have been ‘California Dreamin‘ (The Mamas and The Papas) and ‘Something Inside So Strong‘ (Liba Siffre) with over 20 votes each! The choir have decided to bring back some of our classic songs such as ‘True Colours‘ (Cyndi Lauper) and Shalom Chaverim as well as the all-time Christmas favourite ‘Fairytale of New York‘ (The Pogues); but we have also branched out to some new songs featuring artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Gloria Gaynor and Marc Cohn. Fancy singing any of these great hits and many more? Come down for a free trial rehearsal on a Wednesday night at 7:30pm at St. Andrew’s Church Hall in Whitstable. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

B-b-baby, you just ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

As our final rehearsal approaches, en Choir are getting ready to put on a performance that you’re never going to forget! Our annual summer concert is this Saturday, 22 July, featuring the talented house band comprised of Matt Hodge on percussion and Akos Hasznos on Bass as well as our dear friends BIGMOUTH Chorus. We look forward to seeing you all there when the doors open at 19:00.

Full Steam Ahead!

It is official – en Choir have learnt every piece of music to be performed at this year’s annual concert (and more)! Now, we are rehearsing, refining and re-rehearsing each one so we can deliver our best performance yet, for your enjoyment. Don’t forget to get your tickets early and invite all your friends for a fantastic festival of first-rate musical farts…ahem, I mean arts! As always please feel free to contact us with any queries – see you there!

We’re Back, Baby!

It is Wednesday and it is hot – that can only mean one thing! We are back for a summer term of singing our hearts out and melting in the sunshine (it’s a good job our rehearsals are in the evening)! From now until the end of July en Choir are back and rehearsing vigorously for our summer concert on Saturday 22nd July. Tickets are still on sale so grab yours before they run out! As always, feel free to come down to a free trial rehearsal, or contact us with any queries.

Dave the Dog – he thinks he’s people!

Mascot Dave was getting involved with us last week, even helping Choir Administrator, Elli, to read her music. Dave is with us every week and loves to greet all the choir members before settling down in his bed to watch us sing! Would you like to meet Dave and give en Choir a try? Come to a free trial rehearsal or contact us with any enquiries.