We are incredibly proud of our choir leader and chief rubber chicken lover! Recently, Emily was nominated for not just once but twice for a British Composers’ Award! She said she was, “very pleased to announce that my works BIRDS and other Stories (2017) and Crossing Over (2016) have been nominated for British Composer Awards. The awards promote the art of composition, recognise the creative talent of composers and sound artists, and bring their music to a wider audience. They are unique in making contemporary music, jazz and sonic art the focus of their annual celebration. Founded by BASCA, The British Composer Awards are sponsored by PRS and presented in association with BBC Radio 3 who provide exclusive broadcast coverage of the awards. The ceremony will take place on 6 December at the British Museum.” We would like to wish Emily the best of luck for the awards ceremony in December.
No, not until Christmas Day! There’s 34 days until the most festive party of them all! That’s right, we are in full preparation for our Friends and Family Charity Concert in aid of Oasis UK Domestic Abuse Service on 12th December. We like to raise the Christmas spirit with a few festive classics such as ‘Fairytale of New York‘ and ‘Carol of the Bells‘ plus much more at the same time as raising money for a great cause. Sound good? Come down for a free trial rehearsal on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 or contact us with any queries; all we ask is enthusiasm and there are strictly no auditions!
We’re back! With well rested throats and clear albeit chilly lungs, we roared back last night with an awesome rehearsal! This term will not only be a continuation of the fun and varying difficulty songs that we talked to you about in previous entries, but also it is the run up to our Christmas party so we will be learning and rehearsing some more festive tunes! If you’d like to give BIGMOUTH Chorus a try then feel free to pop along to a free trial rehearsal or contact us with any queries.
Last night was our last rehearsal for a little while as we take a break over school half term; and it was a rather brilliant one, even if we do say so ourselves. But never fear! We will be back in force, singing our lungs out in just two short weeks. If you’d like to give BIGMOUTH Chorus a go then please feel free to attend a free trial rehearsal…just not on Tuesday 24th October! We’ll be back on Tuesday 31st October so come on down or contact us with any enquiries.
We are really excited to announce that on 12th December we will be hosting a family and friends charity event at Dreamland, Margate! This fundraiser will be in aid of Oasis UK, a charity committed to aiding and improving the lives of those affected by domestic abuse. If you’d like to be part of the choir behind this event, feel free to pop down for a free trial rehearsal or contact us with any queries!
Have you heard? The official photos from the concert we featured in this year are now available for viewing! The awesome photographer, Ren Smith, did a marvellous job of capturing both the final rehearsal and the concert. So if you’d like to see a bit of what we do then please feel free to have a browse! If you’d like to come to a free trial session then you’re welcome to attend on a Tuesday evening at 7:30pm or contact us with any queries.
This week in a fantastic rehearsal we were learning ‘True Colours‘ as performed by Cyndi Lauper in 1986. We’ve also been tackling tongue twisters with the fun and fast paced ‘Rhythm of Life‘ by the talented Sammy Davis Jr. and as seen in Sweet Charity. Fancy trying these and many more songs? Come down to a free trial session on a Tuesday at 7:30pm or contacts us with any queries.
We are back in strength as we start our new year of rehearsals! We’ve already started cracking on two songs with, ‘True Colours’, ‘Hit the Road, Jack’ and ‘Only You’. 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 ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘ (Queen) with over 20 votes each! The choir have decided to bring back some of last year’s songs that they enjoyed too much to say goodbye to such as ‘Hallelujah‘ (Leonard Cohen) and ‘The Lamb‘ (John Tavener); but we have also branched out to some new songs featuring artists such as ABBA, Sting and The Bangles. Fancy singing any of these great hits and many more? Come down for a free trial rehearsal on a Tuesday night at 7:30pm at the Walpole Bay Hotel in Margate. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Our final rehearsal of the year was last night and it went with a blast! The choir sounded incredible and we’re set to go to Whitstable this Saturday to feature in en Choir’s annual summer concert along with the brilliant house band with Matt Hodge on percussion and Akos Hasznos on bass. Doors open at 19:00 this Saturday, 22 July and we hope to see you all there!