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Amici plans for the rest of this term, and Memorabilia

Cari Amici,

The weeks ahead.

Next Wednesday 22 November

Rehearsal for singers going to  Leiden

  • Gloria Vivaldi
  • Cantique de Jean Racine  Faure
  • Kyrie from Armed Man  Jenkins
  • Viva La Musical  Erod
  • Irish Blessing     Chilcott

Wednesday November 29th  NO REHEARSAL

Wednesday December 6th

Amici

  • Oh how lovely are thy dwellings   Brahms…in English translation
  • The Shepherd’s Farewell  Berlioz   English translation
  • Irish Blessing   Chilcott
  • A new piece by David Jones
Wednesday December 13

End of term sing with friends

All above plus carols

Note!!

Cantata sing

Hooray Handel!
December 10th: St Eanswythe’s Folkestone
15:30

  • Handel Dixit Dominus
  • Handel Zadok The Priest
  • Handel Choruses from Messiah

Please click here to download or print the poster.

 
 
 
 
 
Cantata sing

Britten   Ceremony of Carols
December 16: Beaney House of Art and Knowledge
15.00

2018

Rehearsals begin on January 17

Brahms Requiem Scores

Peters Edition

German Text

Music Room Price  £5.56

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Memorabilia

I have received a great number of messages about last weeks performance and want to add to them with any more reflections that you have about singing in this concert.

Please do send any reflections on the music, the performance, what it meant to you and others to info@canterburycantatatrust.co.uk

Here’s a few of the many

Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed singing with the Amici on Saturday. . I thought it was a wonderful and moving experience and I found it hard to hold back the tears during the Benedictus on the Armed Man . 

I couldn’t believe that the choir was not professional, as your singing certainly was. 

As for ‘The Armed Man’ it was terrific! I usually close my eyes when listening but it’s so visual and exciting that it’s impossible not to want to listen and watch.

Thank you so much…… Perfectly timed for Armistice weekend.

Having let the dust settle a bit, I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the experience of  singing the Mozart and Jenkins at the Colyer Fergusson Hall. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! Thank you for a fantastic evening of music making.

First of all thank you personally, for such a wonderful chance to sing amongst such talent, skill and enthusiasm.

The choir were abuzz with how wonderful an experience it was and so excited we had done as well as we had.

 

The orchestra were wonderful and I think both pieces were much better in performance, inspired no doubt by the calibre of the orchestra, the venue, the soloists  etc and a lot to achieve , 2 major works in one concert!! It was so impressive to have sold out as well

Amici Rehearsal 15th November

Cari Amici

Over forty eight hours have elapsed since we realised the last notes of the Jenkins on Saturday. A truly memorable performance by a group of remarkable people in concert with an equally remarkable group of musicians which is Orchestra 2012. I was impressed and thrilled by your commitment and engagement, your attention to detail ( always facilitated in rehearsal by Christopher) and your immersion in the drama of both pieces. Our soloists added to the beauties and mysteries of the works and I am looking forward to collaborating with them all again very soon. Grazia tanto Amici!

On Wednesday we will rehearse together the choruses from Vivaldi Gloria ( as a bonus rehearsal for Leiden deputation!) , Oh How Lovely are Your Dwellings from Brahms German Requiem and ...........from Berlioz L'enfance du Christ.

If you do not have copies they are downloadable here;

German Requiem
https://imslp.nl/imglnks/usimg/7/71/IMSLP272902-PMLP11297-Brahms-Requiem-English.pdf

p47/55 Initially before we decide on the edition we will use to sing from (in German) this is in English.

Berlioz (also in English)
https://imslp.nl/imglnks/usimg/8/8c/IMSLP333162-SIBLEY1802.24973.01a4-39087011305739score.pdf

p 11-20

All best wishes

Grenville

Here are some photos of the concert on November 11th:

Poppies and other announcements

A great effort has been made by members of Amici to produce these lovely poppies for the concert on Saturday to help raise funds for the RBLI.

There will be a private view of paintings by Steph Brunton in Butchery Lane Canterbury 6-8pm

and you may be interested in this carol service

Monday Music mailing list

Hi
I am updating Monday Music’s mailing list and would be grateful if you will confirm that you wish to remain on the list.
This applies to current and past members.
Many thanks.
Maggie Smith
Membership secretary