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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
We need your fiery balls! As much as our lady members are marvellous, we at en Choir are struggling to give our sound the proper oomph that it deserves. Have you ever listened to a song without a good bass line? It sounds rather peculiar because as choir leader Emily Peasgood says, “Basses add Beef”. For this reason, we are putting out a plea to all the men in Whitstable and the surrounding areas. en Choir is a fun way to spend a Wednesday evening. There is no audition and no need for a musical background, all we ask is for enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. If you’d like to know more, please contact us or come down for a free trial session at 7:30pm on Wednesday evening at St Andrew’s Church Hall in Whitstable.
Excited is an understatement as to how en Choir are feeling about trying out our brand new song! We are about to learn ‘Hit the Road, Jack‘ by Percy Mayfield but with a twist: choir leader Emily Peasgood has an experimental new technique for the choir this week so we are all looking forward to seeing how it goes. If you would like to give en Choir a try then please come along or contact us with any queries.
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.