The Big Skirts

The Big Skirts

Saturday 30 March 2024
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Ashburton Arts Centre


Book here now: £10 full price • £8 or £5 if you prefer – please pay what you can*

The Big Skirts is an all-female choir led by musician and performer India Bourne. Established in 2016, the choir started with only a handful of women but quickly grew into a tight-knit group of regulars who India says now feel like her extended family. She writes:
“We are sisters, mothers, daughters, artists, teachers, doctors, environmentalists, yoga teachers, seamstresses, actresses, chefs and much more. We’ve been through a lot over the years and have grown even closer as a result of singing together. It was always the intention to create a fun, inclusive and relaxed space to come together, knowing the joy and therapeutic value of singing and how it can benefit us all.”
As well as enjoying a soothing American folksong or lullaby the group doesn’t shy away from difficult arrangements and testing harmonies. Learning everything by ear, the singers sometimes use body percussion to punctuate the flow of their voices. You’ll hear a mix of alt-pop arrangements, classic covers with a twist, world music and original compositions written for the choir.

The majority of their repertoire is a cappella but expect a guest instrumentalist or two to excite the ears.


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