The Amici concert – fund raising success

Dear Amici,

Thanks so much for such enthusiasm at the concert. A wonderful team effort and much enjoyed by audience too.

Thanks to the short talk on Guidedogs by Jo Pick, and to Charlotte and Athena sitting at the door, we managed to raise enough money to send a little over £600.00 to Guidedogs. Wonderful result and much more that I hoped.
This allows us to name a puppy, and of course hear of its progress. Discussions needed for a name as they name litters alphabetically and we will need to wait to get a letter to think on. Have a good summer and keep an eye on the website and emails for arrangements for next term and for payments for Lieden trip.

Regards Anthea

Amici thank you messages from Kerry and Grenville

Dear Amici
thank you all for a wonderful concert last night – all three pieces came together brilliantly and your singing was truly inspirational. I am so grateful for your support, patience and good humour this term – it really is a joy working with you all.

Good luck with the Mozart and Jenkins – I am sure it will be a wonderful event.
with best wishes to you all

Kerry

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Cari Amici,
Every good wish for a wonderful concert this evening and so looking forward to our first rehearsal together in September.

An update on Amelia.
Delighted to report that she has been discharged from hospital and now in her new home in Staplehurst,adjusting to the new regime of medication prescribed by the wonderful team from Pembury, Tunbridge Wells Hospital. With careful attention to all that is around her ( pollen, perfumes, nuts et al) and with Epi pens at the ready, they expect that she will be able to be engaged with the community at large within a week or so. Great news after a very difficult three weeks, her recovery encouraged and helped by your very great support. Thank you!

Grenville

Amici message from Grenville

Cari Amici,
Every good wish for a wonderful concert this evening and so looking forward to our first rehearsal together in September.

An update on Amelia.
Delighted to report that she has been discharged from hospital and now in her new home in Staplehurst, adjusting to the new regime of medication prescribed by the wonderful team from Pembury, Tunbridge Wells Hospital. With careful attention to all that is around her ( pollen, perfumes, nuts et al) and with Epi pens at the ready, they expect that she will be able to be engaged with the community at large within a week or so. Great news after a very difficult three weeks, her recovery encouraged and helped by your very great support. Thank you!

Grenville

Concert 5th July Wednesday

1. If you are helping with refreshments or chairs please be in church from 4.15 and be prepared to work as teams so that we are ready on time.

2. We need 6 punch bowls with serving ladles, please email me if you can supply one or many and I will confirm we need yours!

3. Schedule

4.15 Arrive to help
5.00 begin rehearsals
6.30 Concert begins

There will be a break at the end of the rehearsal

4. Dress code is colourful and celebrating summer.....feel free!

5. Choir and audience will need to make a contribution towards costs plus we hope to make a donation to Guide Dogs. Minimum £3.50, which is a bargain and will cover costs.

Most importantly, come along and enjoy the splendid work that Kerry and Stephan have done with us this term, and allowed us to work with such enthusiasm in the very best spirit of Amici.

Also, for your diary:

City of Canterbury Chamber Choir

A Choral Celebration. Bach motets and British choral works. 2nd July, St Gregory and St Martin, Wye 6.30. Conductor George Vass. Tickets £10.00

The Big Friendly Sing - Messiah

16th September in Cathedral, whole day from 10.00. Led by David Flood, Organist and Master of Choristers. During the day, working with soloists, refreshments tea coffee cake in the Chapter House. Performance 18.00, £tickets for audience £10.00. Book by 1st September. Leaflets available at back of St Pauls.

Love Anthea

Amelia Rose Hamilton

Dear all,

Many of you know that Amelia has been desperately ill in hospital for the past two weeks, so expertly and lovingly cared for by the nurses and doctors at Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Pembury. Whilst no longer in the ICU she is now facing another challenge in that her immune system is no longer working and she continues to suffer hyperallergic reactions to everything around her. A bone marrow transplant may be an option in her recovery over the next few days and weeks.

What is helping her recovery is the stream of messages, texts and cards, received from you, the recordings and songs, the reassurance that you are caring through singing and she has asked me to ensure you are thanked for all your love and best wishes. Thank you.

With all best wishes

Grenville

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Hi all,

Maggie read a message from Grenville about Amelia at this evening’s rehearsal and the choir were
keen to send their best wishes. We recorded a message for Amelia and which has been uploaded it to Dropbox.
Here is the link – perhaps you can send it on to whoever might be able to share it with Amelia?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/596q2t1f4175drb/Amici%20Message%20For%20Amelia.m4a?dl=0

many thanks
Kerry