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!
We are off to try a new venue this week! This upcoming Tuesday will mark our trial of the Walpole Bay Hotel in Margate. With a spacious function room at this lovely sea side venue, we are hoping to start a new chapter in BIGMOUTH History! Feel free to come on down for a free trial session or contact us with any queries.
It is hot, hot, 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 BIGMOUTH are back and rehearsing vigorously for a very special occasion. We are featuring for the first time with en Choir at a 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.
Dave the Dog is our ever entertaining mascot! He is with us every week and loves to greet all the choir members before settling down in his bed to watch us sing! Here he is (pictured right) helping Choir Administrator, Elli, to read her music. Would you like to meet Dave and give BIGMOUTH Chorus a try? Come to a free trial rehearsal or contact us with any enquiries.
BIGMOUTH Chorus is moving just down the road to The Old Kent Market, directly opposite Turner Contemporary in Margate. We are really excited! It is only a quarter of a mile along the beach from our previous venue, has a great acoustic and is a real community space at the hub of Margate. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Andy and Ziggy for accommodating us and cannot wait for our first rehearsal at The Old Kent Market this evening! If you have any questions about BIGMOUTH Chorus, please contact us or show up at 7.30pm on Tuesday nights.
We are proud to announce that we have gained yet another handful of new members. It appears BIGMOUTH Chorus is getting bigger every week! We are also excited to say that from September 2017 we will be permanently located at Dreamland in Margate. In the meantime, we are rehearsing at The Old Kent Market up the road. Would you like to help us grow? Come on down and try BIGMOUTH Chorus or contact us if you have any queries.
Late last week, some of us were joined by other community singers at Turner Contemporary in Margate for a performance of 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 has been dubbed a success with a large audience and we are now left waiting on the edge of our seats to see what Emily does next! Please feel free to contact us with any queries.