Concert on the 21st January

Dear singers,

What a great afternoon we had last week at the Colyer-Fergusson Hall, with such joyous singing and total engagement, not only from the choirs, but also the enthusiastic audience. The response from many was one of appreciation of the work the Trust does and this was reflected in the generous donations we received, The magnificent sum of £551 was raised, so well done to all, and especially to Grenville for having this performance as his dream.
We were very lucky also to be able to perform in Cantata the première the lovely piece, Kings and Shepherds, composed by our excellent accompanist Christopher Gower and with text provided by Amici member, David Broadbridge. What talents we have in our midst!
It was a particular treat to have all the choirs together including some from Pimlico with Nicola Wydenbach and very moving to see John and Tony performing with Sylvia for us all, Aidan Shepherd and Phil Self provided excellent accompaniment to the old favourites we sang together such as “Those Were the Days” .
Please do take a look at the Canterbury Cantata Trust facebook page where you can see some video footage and photographs taken by Sophie Barker from Cantata and a  couple from Tony Eldridge on the 21st which capture the mood beautifully.
Best wishes ,
Roshna

Update on CCT Wednesday 25th January

Cari Amici

Update on CCT Wednesday 25th January
Amici
Thank you very much  for taking such an active part in last Saturday’s celebration. It was a very lovely event capturing the essence of CCT and offering to each other and our audience  a wide variety of music including a world premiere of Christoper Gower’s Kings and Shepherds.
 
Today we will rehearse Karl Jenkins The Armed Man and Zemlinsky  Miserere.
If you were not at last weeks rehearsal you will need to hire from our library a copy (£1.25) for the next three rehearsals. We will then place an order on your behalf from Music Room to be used in all future rehearsals.
The performance of Jenkins Armed Man and Mozart Requiem will take place on Saturday November 11th in the Colyer Fergusson Hall.
The rehearsal  today will begin promptly at 17.30 finishing at 19.00 for  the AGM of Canterbury Cantata Trust. Please be in place ready to sing at 17.30!
Monday Music 
Thank you very much  for taking such an active part in last Saturday’s celebration. It was a very lovely event capturing the essence of CCT and offering to each other and our audience  a wide variety of music including a world premiere of Christoper Gower’s Kings and Shepherds.
Thanks to Phil Self for taking the session on Monday. I am delighted that we can accept the invitation to take part in Top Choir Kent on April 8 in the Shirley Hall of Kings School. Watch this space and be prepared for some challenging weeks ahead!
Skylarks…Canterbury and Pimlico …..Sing to Beat  
Thank you very much  for taking such an active part in last Saturday’s celebration. It was a very lovely event capturing the essence of CCT and offering to each other and our audience who were rightly impressed by your singing and total engagement. Special thanks to our Pimlico Skylarks for the extra effort required to get to Canterbury and to John and Tony for the lovely duet carefully mentored by Sylvia  Gower.
For the last two days Nicola Wydenbach and I have been leading a residential course with Aldeburgh Music at Snape Maltings (in the Britten recital hall) with thirty five musicians who have either established a singing group for PWP or will be doing so soon, under our CCT umbrella of Sing to Beat. This is a very exciting development and part of my plan to make Aldeburgh Music a centre for Music and Health.
Canterbury Skylarks meets next on Tuesday 31st January at 14.00 .
Cantata
Our rehearsal tonight will focus on all the choruses of the Bach B minor Mass studied so far. I have nearly completed the orchestral list for the performance in April 9 including three stunning trumpet players.

Canterbury Cantata Trust Celebration

Colyer Fergusson Hall
University of Kent
Canterbury 

Saturday 21 January 2017

Schedule

Cantata arrive for rehearsal of Lux Arumque and Kings and Shepherds 12.50
Amici singers arrive in  time for  13.10
Rehearsal  Bach Christmas Oratorio Part1
Monday Music arrive in time for
Rehearsal 13.40
Sloop John B, Those were the Days, De do ron ron, etc
Canterbury Skylarks arrive 14.10
Pimlico Skylarks arrive 14.20
Prepare and share Skylarks materials

All singers seated by 14.54

The Lord Mayor, Cllr George Metcalfe, and the Lady Mayoress arrive as guest of honour at 14.55

Welcome audience 15.00

As well as individual items we will all sing together 

Together with Friends
You are lovely people (Peaetorius)
Hearken All The Time Is Near
Senwa Da Dende
Throw Catch
String is a very important thing 

Dress:

Monday Music ….smart casual with MM scarves, cumabunds
Skylarks   ……smart casual with Scarves , neckties,
Amici and Cantata long black, gentlemen black shirts.

This will be a very special day when we all come together and share our passion for singing. Please encourage your friends and relations to come and share it with us. The afternoon will end at 16.30.

Please could as many people as possible try to share cars and, if mobile, to park across the road from the Colyer Fergusson Hall rather than in the closest car park so as to enable those less mobile to be close to the hall?

Skylarks heard in Chatham!

A new singing group has been formed in Chatham with help from two Kent charities. Medway Skylarks meets in the Pilkington Building of the University of Kent in Chatham Maritime every Saturday starting on 14th January and is part of a growing initiative to help those with a neurological condition such as Parkinson’s.

Amici New Year

Cari Amici

A happy New Year!!

Rehearsals begin next week, January 11 with half term during week beginning 13th February. Two weeks time (21 January) we will be at  CCT Celebration Colyer Fergusson Hall and sing independently (Bach Christmas Oratorio no 1) and other things together with fellow singers.

See:

http://www.canterbury.co.uk/Canterbury-Caring-Through-Singing/details/?dms=3&venue=3039949&feature=1098

Thus rehearsals on the following dates (see also the Rehearsals menu item on this site):

January 11,18,25

February 1,8,22 (No rehearsal 15th February)

March  1,8,15, 22

April 5  End of term celebration

We will be  preparing

Zelenka   Miserere        (April 5)

Jenkins   The Armed Man  

Mozart      Requiem    (November  Colyer Fergusson )

Leiden  November 2017

Opportunity for Amici to make return visit to Leiden depends on interest which you can express  by completing this form. Costs, (travel and insurance) depends on numbers. Quick response please!  Please click on the link below and print the form, fill in the form to indicate interest and hand to  Grenville, Anthea or Maggie.

Amici Trip to Leiden

Online payment of Amici membership subscriptions

Subscriptions for this term should be paid by the end of January. If you have a real problem with this please speak to Vicky or me.
Payment should be made online if possible. Full instructions are now on the ‘shop’ page, which are easy to follow. Even I could do it first time!
If you cannot pay online please hand me a cheque, made payable to Canterbury Cantata Trust, in an envelope with your name clearly on it. Cheque payments must be completed by the end of January please.
Scores can still be paid this term by cash or cheque.
Happy New Year! Anthea