Farewell from Kerry

Dear Amici

thank you all so very much for your wonderful singing, kindness and generosity during my spell with the choir. I hope you have enjoyed the repertoire and that you feel confident with the Bach (so far). I have enjoyed every second and am very grateful to you all.

I will definitely be along to hear you perform (and may join in with the altos if I am allowed).

Happy singing!

with love


Message from Grenville

Cari Amici,

I do hope that you have enjoyed and continue to enjoy a wonderful summer. We have had a very interesting time in France sheltering from the relentless sunshine and praying for rain…to date none has arrived. I very much look forward to our first rehearsal together on the 28 th September and thank Kerry for beginning the Bach journey tomorrow.

Please encourage as many of your friends to join/ rejoin Amici. Bach.’s extraordinary  St Matthew Passion is magnificent, challenging and moving and at times requires two choruses to produce question and answer responses to to allow the drama to unfold. The performance will take place from 15.00 on April 9th 2017.

Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque

The 75 th season of Canterbury Music Club begins in Monday 26th September when Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque present a magnificent programme of music. Rachel is possibly one of the worlds greatest violinists and this is a rare opportunity to see and listen to her other than in London, New York or Bejing!

Although tickets are available at the door (£15.00) you may wish to ensure that you can get in by booking on-line either through the web-site http://www.canterburymusicclub.com/ , or directly at http://www.wegottickets.com/CanterburyMusicClub.  There is no extra charge for on-line booking.


Vivaldi, Antonio: Sonata ‘fatto per il Maestro Pisendel’ for Violin and continuo in C minor

Tartini, Giuseppe: Sonata for Violin and continuo in A minor op 2 no 5


Pisendel, Johann Georg: Sonata for Violin and harpsichord in C minor

de Albero, Sebastian: Recercata V C minor

Scarlatti, Giuseppe Domenico: Sonata in C minor, K58

Veracini, Francecsco Maria: Sonata No. 12 for violin and continuo in D minor from Sonate Accademiche, Op. 2 no 12

Please tell your friends. She is extraordinary and wonderful!

All best wishes


Monday Music new term

Dear All

Hope everyone has had a wonderful summer holiday and that you are all in good voice for the start of our Autumn Term.

We start back on Monday 19th September with Phil kindly standing in for one session before we welcome Grenville back on the 26th.   Still £2.50 a session with the full term being £30.00.  Cheques made payable to Canterbury Cantata Trust as usual please.  The full list of dates as follows:

September    19, 26
October         3, 10,  17,  24,
November     7, 14,  21,  28
December      5, 12,

We will be finishing the term on the 12th December with our usual singing performance at The Beaney which I know everyone enjoys.

Looking forward to seeing you all back at St Paul’s for more joyful singing every Monday morning.  If you have any friends who might be interested then please bring them along for a free taster session !!

Best wishes


Monday Music Membership Secretary

Message for Amici from Kerry

Dear Amici

I hope you have enjoyed a relaxing Summer Break.

I will be taking rehearsals on the 14th and 21st September fafter which Grenville will take over.

Gren has asked that we work on Jauchzet, frohlokket, the first chorus from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.

Scores will be available at next week’s rehearsal. We will be using the Barenreiter edition.

I look forward to working with you all again very soon

with best wishes



Dear Amici singers,

I hope you have all had a relaxing and sun-filled summer and are full of energy for the new term of singing ahead leading to the Christmas performance. It is always lovely to return to singing after the break and feel the benefits of breathing life into our lungs again!

Amici commence rehearsals with Kerry next Wednesday 14th September at 5.30pm at St Paul’s Church to start work on Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in readiness for the concert on December 21st. Maggie has kindly organised ordering the scores which will be the Barenreiter Urtext edition at £10 each., so you will be able to collect these at the rehearsal.

Subscriptions remain at £25 per term or £70 for the year once again and for those of you eligible for gift aid, if you have not filled in a form for this, please help us to make your money work even harder for the trust by making sure you do so this term.

Payment method

Please could you help us out by bringing along your payment as a cheque rather than cash and placing cheques in a sealed envelope with your name written on the outside and the amount (and what it is for). It would also be really helpful if cheques for the subs and music could be separate so as to make the gift aid claiming easier.

Thank you so much for your co-operation in this as it is no mean feat collating all those payments, and thanks are due to Anthea for her extremely well organised system . If you could make payments on either the 14th or 28th that would be a great help as Anthea will be away on the 21st.

Finally, look out for news coming soon on the fantastic new website taking shape thanks to Ben Knox: a great improvement!

See you all soon,

Best wishes,

Roshna Ahmad.

Chair, Canterbury Cantata Trust