Amici rehearsal news

February 29th 2016

Cari Amici,

 A splendid rehearsal last week and look forward to Wednesday’s rehearsal in advance of our end of term celebration on March 23rd. Please make every effort to be at all rehearsals and please do let me know via Vicky if it is impossible for you to be at a rehearsal. I would always do the same in reverse!!

Thanks to Ben Knox a page is available for you to download and print music that we can use all of which is out of copyright and in the public domain. Please go to the web site Members Page where you can download the music.

If you do not have a copy of Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine, please print one for Wednesday rehearsal on March 2nd.

Similarly should you be missing Mozart and Parry those are there too.

Thanks Ben!

Look forward to Wednesday … and don’t forget your tickets for Bach St John Passion.

 You can also view the Members’ Update for February 2016 on the web site, again under Members Pages.



Amici – Rehearsal details

February 11th 2016

Cara Amici,

A lovely rehearsal yesterday full  of determined energy and willingness to meet the differing challenges of such wonderful music. Thank  you!

 Thank you too for demonstrating your extraordinary generosity for KRAN (Kent Refugee Action Network) following the rehearsal. The bucket revealed a total of £182.30 … our strap line caring through singing made manifest.

 A reminder that we will rehearse next on Wednesday 24 February. The end of this choral term will be on March 23 when at 18.00 we will welcome friends to present  a choral snapshot of work in hand and works revisited. We will be joined by Alex Ryder, harp, in Bernstein Chichester Psalms. I propose that we have an extra rehearsal on Tuesday March 22 17.30/19.00.

The summer term begins on April 20 and full details will be posted at a later date with regard to additional repertoire to be rehearsed. I am delighted that we will welcome Kerry Boyle as director in my absence.

This Sunday, February 14, David Rees Williams gives  a very special piano recital as part of Canterbury Music Club programme. (

Please can I ask you and to encourage your friends and acquaintances to experience Cantata  choir ( 28 voices) Bach St John Passion on March 20 at the Colyer  Fergusson Hall.  For details and poster please go to the Events/Coming Soon page.

 All best wishes


Amici – Change of rehearsal venue

February 8th 2016

Cara Amici 

A reminder that we are rehearsing this Wednesday in St Andrews Church, Watling Street, Canterbury at the usual time of 17.30. 

The end of term celebration on March 23rd will be an opportunity for you to invite a friend to come and listen to where we are at present with Bernstein, Parry, and Lauridsen and also remember where we have been with Schubert, Mozart, Vivaldi and others. So look out your scores of

  • Schubert Mass in G
  • Faure Cantique de Jean Racine
  • Mozart Ave Verum Corpus

See you all on Wednesday.


Amici change of rehearsal venue

February 4th 2016

Cara Amici, 

A reminder that next weeks rehearsal, February 10th, will take place in St Andrews Church, as there is an Ash Wednesday service taking place in St Paul’s.

February 10. Same start time of 17.30; different venue St Andrews  Church, Watling Street.

 Half term break 17th February. No rehearsal.