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!

42 Days to Go!

No, not until Christmas Day! There’s 42 days until the most festive party of them all! That’s right, we are in full preparation for our Friends and Family Concert to be held on 20th December. We like to show off a little to our close ones to show them what we’ve been working on so far this year as well as raise the Christmas spirit with a few festive classics such as ‘Fairytale of New York‘ and ‘Carol of the Bells‘ plus much more. Sound good? Come down for a free trial rehearsal on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 or contact us with any queries; all we ask is enthusiasm and there are strictly no auditions!

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.

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.

Roll up, roll up!

Tickets for en Choir in Concert 2017 are officially on sale! Like the sound of en Choir? Come and see us in action on Saturday 22 July at St. Alphege Church on Whitstable High Street (opposite the Playhouse). Doors open at 7pm with the concert running from 7:30-9:30pm, including the interval in which refreshments will be available. Tickets are available online from WeGotTickets, in hard copy from Elli (call or text 07481140833) or on the door, subject to availability at £8 per person or £6 per concession and children under 12 go free! If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Spare a few birds from the Flock?

Some of our members went to Turner Contemporary in Margate on Saturday 11th March to perform Birds and Other Stories, a composition by choir leader Emily Peasgood. The notes sung were worked into a drawing known as a graphic score, pictured to the right, and was created by Emily and illustrator, Joe Inkpen. The performance was a tremendous success with a large audience and we are all waiting with baited breath to see what our talented leader does next! Please feel free to contact us with any queries.