Gone, but not forgotten…

Well, we are disappearing for a bit – but not long! Next week is half-term so while the kids are taking a break, so are we! Have a lovely St. Valentine’s Day and we’ll be back on Wednesday 21st February for more funky, soulful fun! If you’d like to give en Choir a try, why not come down to our first rehearsal after half term and have a free trial. Just turn up at 7:30pm or contact us with any queries.

I’m believin’ in California Dreamin’

From bewildering arrangements to classic hits, we’ve started a new path down the road to dreaming of California! This year, to add to our ever mounting repertoire, we are now learning fun and fruity ‘California Dreamin” by The Mamas & The Papas. Know this song or some of the others we’ve mentioned?
Come on down for a free trial session or contact us with any queries.

We’re in a Bohemian Bewilderment!

This year we’ve taken on a challenge of such great enormity that it might be our finest achievement yet once we’ve finished. We are learning…drum roll please…Bohemian Rhapsody by the infamous Queen! The majority of choir members are excited and all geared up to learn this intriguing arrangement of such a well-known song whilst some are still being left a little nervous; we’ll keep up the practice so we can blow you all away come the summer concert! Sound like a challenge you’d like to try? Come on down for a free trial session or contact us with any queries.

Hark! What news?

Back again with her taste for music and a hectic lifestyle, our choir leader Emily Peasgood is returning to POW! Thanet again this year with a new piece; she said: “VOICE100 is a project I am developing to celebrate girls and women, 100 years since women were first granted the right to vote. My team and I are looking for 100 children and adults of any gender to contribute words or phrases that celebrate girls, women and equality…We are keen to visit youth clubs, scout and guide groups, residential homes and schools to undertake recordings. We are also looking to interview elderly people who have memories of family members that were involved in the suffragette movement.” Some members of en Choir are also taking part in this project so if you’d like to come and see us then click here for more information or contact us with any queries.

We’re Back, Baby!

Happy New Year! To celebrate surviving the festivities of the Christmas break, we will be back on Wednesday 10th January to begin preparations for July (we like to wish the year away!). Singing some of the songs featured in our Family and Friends Party, we will also be adding a whole host of new material for our annual Concert. Fancy having a try? Come down for a free trial rehearsal on Wednesday at 7:30pm or contact us with any queries.

Merry Christmas, One and All!

Well here we are, our final meeting of the year! We will be ending 2017 with a celebration of Christmas and the music that we’ve learnt so far at our family and friends party on Wednesday 20th December at 7:30pm. Not to worry, though – we will be back on 10th January for more singing, fun, and laughter…until then, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

It’s the Final Countdown!

This is it! One and we will be hosting the most festive event of the year! We are all super excited to be part of the en Choir Christmas Concert 2017, particularly as this year we will be gaily singing our jolly collection of seasonal tunes in addition to showing off some of the hits we have learnt so far this year; so come on down on Wednesday 20th December at 7:30pm for fun, laughs and musical merriment or contact us with any queries.

Better Wrap Up – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

As the weather turns chilly we are filling our lungs with crisp night air to ensure we give the best we’ve got at our Christmas Concert. Preparations are in full swing – especially as one of our choir members has kindly offered to make us a lovely warm batch of Mulled Wine for the occasion! If I wasn’t already excited about this event, I certainly am now, and I hope you are too, just make sure you bring a plus one to drive you home! Fancy joining us for this fun and merriment? Come on down to a free trial rehearsal or contact us with any queries.

Songs and Dongs!

…or should I say Singers and Bell Ringers! Some of us are involved in an event in Canterbury. Organised by our wonderful leader and animateur, Emily Peasgood, the event is being run by Free Range who say, “Featuring specially commissioned pieces and interventions from the Seasalter Singers, the Bedford Handbell Ensemble, Henry Dagg’s virtuoso musical sawing and an interactive performance involving sweets from composer Jason Hodgson, this evening promises to be one of Canterbury’s finest Christmas-themed experimental music events. Prepare to be entertained, surprised, regaled and served… and be there with bells on.” So we are packing our bells and hope to see you there on Thursday 14th December at 7:30pm!

Any Way the Wind Blows

Rather befitting of the windy weather we have been experiencing lately, en Choir are currently learning Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. This is one of the harder songs we are attempting this year but we are well prepared to step up to the challenge and do ourselves proud with it at next year’s Summer Concert (which is already being planned, by the way)! Do you like this song or any others we’ve mentioned in our blogs? Come down to a free trial rehearsal on Wednesdays at 7:30pm or contacts us with any queries.