We are very excited that this week we will be playing host to Simon Foster from The Flying Pickets! He is running a workshop with us that aims to improve how we sing as a group whilst specifically focusing on one of the songs featuring in this year’s concert – Fast Car by Tracy Chapman. Sound like something you’d like to try? Come down for a free trial rehearsal or contact us with any queries.
She, of course, being our ever-striving, ever-smiling, practically effervescent choir leader, Emily Peasgood; who only last night presented members of the public with VOICE100! This piece, commissioned by POW! Thanet was designed to celebrate 100 years since women were granted the vote. POW! Thanet say, “Featuring the recorded voices of 100 children and adults who share their experiences, this powerful and provocative artwork is at the very heart of POW!” Along with this installation, many of our choir members as well as our sister choir BIGMOUTH Chorus sung an anthem which we were incredibly proud to be a part of. This sort of happening just goes to show that the power of women, to this day, continues to grow.
Even as the weather stays chilly we keep fighting our way to rehearsals and as promised, here is an update on our toughest challenge yet: Bohemian Rhapsody is nearly complete! You read that right, we are nearly there with plenty of time to spare which means we have another 16 rehearsals to polish and perfect this piece as well as many others so that by the time you hear it at our annual concert it will blow your socks off! Are you interested in blowing socks? Come down for a free trial or contact us with any queries!
Next week we start our latest challenge as we begin to learn a new piece in aid of this year’s annual en Choir in Concert. This new venture is into the world of French Culture as we traverse the musical myriad of ‘Bring Him Home’ as heard in Les Miserables. Whilst this may be challenging, as a choir we hope to learn this piece inside out and back to front so that we may blow you away in July. Sound like something you’d like to try? Come down to a free trial or contact us with any queries.
“Now throw your hands up in the air! And wave’em around like you just don’t care, and if you wanna party let me hear you yell, ‘Cause we’ve got it goin’ on again!” That’s right everyone, we are back on Wednesday 21st February with more of our melodic grooving. We’ll be hitting the ground running, continuing to work on our challenge of Bohemian Rhapsody but also revisiting some old favourites such as Sweet Child of Mine and True Colours. If you’d like to try out en Choir then feel free to pop down to a rehearsal for a free trial or contact us with any queries – see you all there!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.