BigMouth Chorus is an informal, non-audition choir for people from all walks of life to socialise and have fun while singing together. We meet on Tuesday evenings during school term time (from 7:30-9:30) at St Peter’s Hall, Hopeville Avenue, Broadstairs.
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.
BigMouth Chorus is innovative, inspirational, and welcoming to all aged 14 and over. 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. We aim to support you in providing an enjoyable range of songs, and helping you to develop your musical understanding and singing skills. All you need is a willingness to try and a sense of fun. Click here for more information about joining BigMouth Chorus.
We are now re-growing the choir after the interruptions of the Covid pandemic, and we very much welcome new members. We aim to achieve a safe environment, rehearsing in a large hall, with plenty of distance between singers.
From time to time, BigMouth Chorus are invited to take part in choral projects, led by Emily Peasgood. Previous projects in which the choir were involved include LIFTED -a composition for a choir of Kent-based singers to perform inside public lifts- and more recently, Crossing Over, which 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?”