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!” In addition to this installation, we along with many members of our sister choir en Choir 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!
There have been some discussions going around some of the choir in recent weeks and there has been some rumour of BIGMOUTH having their own concert this year as well as supporting our sibling choir, en Choir; who would in turn support us in our concert (if it happened). This is in no way a guarantee but it is a super exciting possibility that we just couldn’t keep to ourselves! Fingers crossed all will be organised – watch this space! Want to be part of our concert? Come down for 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 Tuesday 20th 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 BIGMOUTH Chorus 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 week off and we’ll be back on Tuesday 20th 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’re starting 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.” BIGMOUTH chorus 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 Tuesday 9th 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 Tuesday at 7:30pm or contact us with any queries.
BIGMOUTH Chorus are a brand new and innovative non-audition singing group in Thanet for anyone aged 14 and over who loves to sing. You don’t need experience to take part and don’t even need to think you can sing! Our role is to support you in believing you can while having a great time. Get in touch if you or someone you know would like to join a fantastic and fun choir.