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.

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 are going bananas!

Photograph: Liz Crudgington

Last week we started learning an unusual arrangement of I Want You Back arranged by en Choir leader Emily Peasgood. With ‘bananas’ in the lyrics and strangely fun vocal techniques we love our new song, as well as others we are learning including: River of Dreams by Billy Joel and When Doves Cry by Prince. Come along – we always accept new members. Just show up on the night or contact us if you have any questions!

Vocal Technique for Singers: Breathing and Breath Control

Posture

The first step in developing vocal technique is to establish a good posture for singing. Your body is your instrument and poor alignment or unnecessary tension can effect how well you sing. Good posture enables good breathing. Think of your body as the engine that drives your voice and your breath as the fuel that drives the engine. Continue reading “Vocal Technique for Singers: Breathing and Breath Control”