BIGMOUTH Chorus is an informal, non-audition choir for people from all walks of life to socialise and have fun while singing together. BIGMOUTH Chorus was formed in 2016 by composer and sound artist Emily Peasgood who creates music and sound installations for large groups of singers. It is now led by Andrew Larner, a specialist in choral leading and composition, with Emily visiting to lead occasional workshops.

Emily Peasgood, choir leader of BIGMOUTH Chorus
Emily Peasgood

BIGMOUTH Chorus is a choir with a difference. Members have the opportunity to learn and perform my compositions and sound installations, in addition to my arrangements of well -and lesser known- contemporary music tailored specifically to their voices. This is what makes BIGMOUTH Chorus unique.

From time to time, BIGMOUTH Chorus are invited to take part in choral projects, led by Emily.Previous projects the choir were involved in include LIFTED -a composition for a choir of Kent-based singers to perform inside public lifts- and more recently, Crossing Over. Crossing Over explores the migration crisis and premiered at Turner Contemporary in November 2016 by members of BIGMOUTH Chorus, singers from the local community and the recorded voices of 303 people who answered the question “what does ‘home’ mean to you?”

BIGMOUTH Chorus is innovative, inspirational, a bit silly and welcoming to all aged 14 and over. Emily says: “Anyone is welcome to attend BIGMOUTH Chorus. You don’t need experience or musical training and you don’t even need to think you can sing. My role is to support you in realising that you can. All you need is a willingness to try and a sense of fun”. Click here for more information about joining BIGMOUTH Chorus.