Amici preparations for the autumn term

Cari Amici,

Greetings from France after a lovely period of work and play including a short tour by Canterbury Winds performing music by amongst others, Mozart, Krommer and Sullivan. Aware  that we begin our rehearsals for November 11 concert on September 13 in a little under four weeks time. As such we will be revising and learning consistently over the ten week period ensuring a wonderful, confidently assured performance.
A warm welcome is extended to every one to sing in this concert  which falls on Remembrance Day and will be marked by our wearing poppies and by cementing our new relationship with RBLI at Ayelsford, Maidstone. (More about this in a later paragraph.)I would like each rehearsal to be as fully attended as possible but understand if some of you have booked Autumn breaks and will be away …. (we will  want to do the same in future!)
On Wednesday 13 September we will rehearse;
Mozart VII.  Agnus  Dei and VIII. Communio
Jenkins. Benedictus
and revise
Jenkins. Figure K p.120 God shall wipe away all tears
I want us to be able to sing this final chorus from memory and will be returning to it at each rehearsal.
Ben will be sending links to Choral Line etc for you to rehearse in advance of each rehearsal.
Lastly with legacy in mind, I would be happy to receive suggestions on an extended committee structure for Amici that ensures we continue both as part of the CCT family but have independence too, preparing for alternative direction in the future ( a few years hence!) and helping  raise funds for concerts,  such as our next, which are expensive. Please do contact me by e mail if you have ideas…they are most welcome.(
More news to follow. Meanwhile a bientôt!


If you have not already purchased the scores for the autumn term you will need to purchase them yourselves.  Please be careful to buy the correct edition.

Mozart – Requiem, published by Barenreiter. ISBN 979 0 006 45015 2
This can be purchased from Choraline for £7 less our 10% discount using the code “CANTERBURY”. Here is the link.

The Armed Man , a mass for peace – by Karl Jenkins, published by Boosey and Hawes. ISBN 978-0851624686 (ISMN 979 0 060 11545 5)
This costs £18.50 (less 10%) from Choraline but only £12.99 from Amazon.

Scores can also be purchased from Crowthers of Canterbury, 1 The Borough, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DR

Rehearsal Aids

You can find details about rehearsal aids on the resources page of this website – click here.

Monday Music next term

Dear Monday Music

Just a reminder that the next term will start on 11th September – the usual time 11.00 am at St Paul”s Church. Still £2.50 per session or preferably £30.00 per term payable on line or by cheque. Amazing value for an hour that is such fun, so beneficial and goes by so quickly with such a friendly crowd !

Online payments can be accepted from today.

Best wishes

Update regarding Amici arrangements for next term

Amici members and newcomers please note, if you have rehearsals which you can’t attend because of pre arranged commitments, or sudden family happenings, of course we won’t exclude you from the concert.
What is intended is that you inform us of any absence please, via Vicky or singing part reps.

What Gren wants to encourage is as full attendance as possible, please. The concert will be very demanding and will be a big occasion for us all. Regards Anthea

Also…the purchase of term or annual subscriptions is now available online. It would really make the administration of Amici subscriptions much easier for us if you could purchase your subscription before the end of the first week of term. The sooner the better! There is a small discount on subscriptions purchased before 20th September – this shows up as a “sale” price in the online shop.

If you want to pay by cheque, please use the online system to register your payment, click on “Check Payments” on the Checkout page, then bring your cheque made out to the Canterbury Cantata Trust to the first or second rehearsal. This will be a great help to us.

Amici arrangements for next term

Hello Amici and welcome to the run up to what will be a busy and exciting term.

CONCERT and rehearsal dates have already been circulated, and fine tuning of arrangements will be done once we are all back together and singing. Essentially whether you are already a member or joining us, you need to know that you can only miss one rehearsal before the concert and be able to perform with us. It will be a huge occasion and it is essential we all know the score and directions perfectly.
TICKETS for the concert will be £15.00, with concessions for students only under 18.

SUBSCRIPTIONS will not increase for the 2017-2018 season.
Payment arrangements are as follows. If you wish to pay for the whole season till July, you will be charged the rate of £70.00 for payments completed by September 20th, either online or by cheque payable to Canterbury Cantata Trust.
Payments after 20th September for the whole season will be charged at £75.00.

If you prefer to pay termly, payments made by 20th September, online or as a cheque will be charged at the reduced rate of £24.00. After 20th September charges will be £25.00.
It is essential that all payments be made as soon as possible.

We will continue to use PayPal for online payments. You do not need to have a PayPal account.  You can simply use your own credit card or specify that you will be paying by cheque ("check" in PayPal's American spelling) at the bottom of the checkout page.

If you are paying by cheque, please use the online system to register your payment.  By doing this you will greatly help us in our book-keeping and tracking of payments. This will also be enable you to view your order online. 

TRIP TO NETHERLANDS. There will be similar arrangements for payments for Leiden. A deadline date will be published very soon. A reminder that full payment is £200.00. If you have already paid a deposit of £50.00 the remainder will be £150.00. There is a single room supplement of £60.00, but there will be a chance for people who might like to share a room, to meet up and see what could be arranged. Payments will be possible online or by cheque by the given date. Anyone who now wants to pull out or who misses the date will be replaced by those on the waiting list. This will also allow return of deposits as long as the place is filled.

POPPIES - These need to come in by 27th September so that we have time to organise how we are going to sell many as possible please.

Guide Dogs have now received a cheque for £610.0. It seems that this is a handsome sum, but not enough for us to 'name' a dog. We can however sponsor a puppy or two and I will come back to you with more information. Well done everyone for such a fun evening and such a brilliant outcome.

Finally Maggie Holt and Anthea Daniels are part of a 10 artist exhibition in Hythe see poster. Look forward to seeing you all in good voice for next term, Anthea