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. 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.( firstname.lastname@example.org
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
You can find details about rehearsal aids on the resources page of this website – click here.