Thanet’s Bigmouth Choir to make guest concert appearance

Birds and other Stories at the 2017 Pow! Thanet festival

Uplifting and diverse music will resound on Saturday (July 22) when a favourite east Kent choir returns at a concert featuring some excellent Thanet musical talent.

Musical director Emily Peasgood, of Ramsgate, will lead her 60-voice en Choir at their annual concert at St Alphege Church, Whitstable, providing an eclectic blend of soul, rock, pop, world and classical music.

A guest appearance will be made by Emily’s fledgling, but thriving, Margate-based choir, Bigmouth Chorus, and the director promises an evening “of lively, happy music, a real treat.”

Photo Jason Pay

The en Choir band, bass player Akos Hazsnos  and Matt Hodge on percussion, will accompany what will be a great musical evening with plenty of “feel good” factor..

Favourite hits from legends like Leonard Cohen, David Bowie and Prince will be in the musical mix, as well as numbers from Michael Jackson, Enya and Guns and Roses.

Audiences will be treated to a rendition of the haunting and tender The Lamb, by 20th Century classical composer John Taverner and roused by Hlohonolofatsa from Africa, sung in the Sesotho language, and well known to fans of the Soweto Gospel Choir.

Fans are urged to buy tickets in advance as any remaining invariably sell out on the door, especially as the concert coincides with Whitstable Oyster Festival.

Emily said: “en Choir have worked tirelessly this year to develop our best concert yet. Choir members have been striving for excellence with some exciting new music.  We are excited to be bringing back our talented house band as well as having Bigmouth Chorus participating.

Photo Jason Pay

“en Choir are a unique choir with a broad range of people from Whitstable and further afield, aged from 14 to 83.  Anyone can join, regardless of experience, and through a range of workshops and rehearsals the choir achieve excellent standards in performance, with the emphasis on ‘feel good’ music.”

For more, see and view en Choir in action:

Doors open at 7pm at St Alphege in Whitstable High Street.  The concert starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £8, £6 concessions, free for children under 12. Buy tickets online at We Got Tickets (search for en Choir) or contact Elli on 07481 140833 or email: [email protected]