Amici rehearsal September 27th

Cari Amici,
A  lovely rehearsal  last Wednesday full of energy. Tomorrow we will start with Osanna , the Allegro section as the conclusion of VI Benedictus, followed by revision of Dies Irae.
We will rehearse Torches  from The Armed Man followed by revision.
No 6 Notes Hymn Before Action
The s in all words needs clear articulation, supported well and with the  sound pushing right against the start of the next word avoiding a staggered s.
Bar 12 Path as late as possible in the bar up against the first beat of the next bar ...which is a quiver rest.
Thunders b 18 Emphasise the Th sound of the word , s  treated as before and the d of Lord  and God  clearly enunciated.
B 35 Seek  k clearly pronounced  as too t of Grant bar 45.
We will rehearse no 7 Charge.
Twenty four voices (balanced numbers of stab)  or more for Flash Chorus to sing Toreadors Chorus from Carmen  on Saturday October 14 a.m., as part of opening day of Canterbury Festival.
More generous orchestra sponsors for November 11. The orchestra for Jenkins is 59 in total.
Looking forward to tomorrow's rehearsal .

Monday Music – Oct 9th rehearsal cancelled

Dear All,
It’s lovely to be back at Monday music. Look forward to seeing you on Monday, 25thSeptember
Unfortunately Grenville,Phil and Nicola will be unable to do Monday, 9th October,so there will be no Monday music singing on that day.
Best wishes   Maggie

September 20th rehearsal

Cari Amici,
Looking forward to the rehearsal tomorrow following last weeks excellent revision and further learning of Mozart Communio  (no VIII p 72 Bärenreiter  edition)
Please make sure your scores are marked as follows;
b. 8 Lux …x sound emphasised
b.9 Soprano line to ring out over three underlying voices.
b.10 Luce …. loo chay 
b.14  es  long  ’s’ sound  against second beat of bar
b.16 onwards  Requiem     rr sound …rolling r
b 31.  Cum sanctions  Allegro, energetic, articulated answering phrase to recapitulated subject
b.63 developing crescendo  to support conclusion of this section with soprano entry b70.
Tomorrow September 20th
Revision of  Agnus Dei, Communio, Introitus,  Kyrie
Jenkins      p.20 Piu Mosso  Christe eleison
 Angry Flames    p 70
Thanks to growing number of orchestral  sponsors. Spaces still for more!
Remember…£80 , gift aided with two comp tickets.
Canterbury Festival opening flash mob…..more details tomorrow…. Amici singers wanted for opening community day.
Details tomorrow
A demain

Cari Amici September 12 2017

Cari Amici September 12 2017

Cari Amici,
Very much looking forward too the first of ten rehearsals for our next spectacular concert to be given on Saturday November 11.
A reminder of the  schedule as posted in June

Wednesday September 13, 20 , 27
Wednesday October 4,11,18,25
Wednesday November 1, 8,
Friday November 10 **

Saturday November 11
Seating rehearsal 11.30 * Colyer Fergusson Hall
Orchestral rehearsal 14.00*
Chorus and Orchestra 15.00-17.30*

Performance 19.30

*There may be some adjustments these times

**Please keep this date free should it be needed


HELP needed  to finance this concert! It is the most ambitious in terms of orchestral forces to date …for the Jenkins we need an orchestra of c 60 musicians  ( percussion section of six for example). Thus some ideas below how we might pay for such;

  1. Commercial Sponsorship. Do you know any potential commercial, business, philanthropic  contacts  Cari Amici
  2. Individual sponsorship. Sponsor a musician for £80, gift aid the donation. You will receive two complimentary tickets to the concert and your name will be included (should you wish)win the programme.
  3. Advertising space in  the programme. Commercial,services, art exhibitions, solicitors, hairdressers, portrait painters, plumbers photographers , airbnb etc
  4. Coffee mornings etc….target £80?
Would you like to take responsibility for one ?
A demain

Monday Music – Autumn Term

Dear All

I hope you have all had an enjoyable summer and are now looking forward to the autumn term with Monday Music.

As you know we start back next Monday 11th September at the usual time and the further dates for this term are as follows:

September 11, 25.  Please note there will be NO session on the 18th.
October      2,  9 (to be confirmed), 16, 23, 30
November  6, 13, 20, 27
December  4, 11, 18

Still £2.50 per session,  or the discounted price of £30 if you pay for the whole term on line or by cheque.

Maggie Smith has kindly agreed to take over as membership secretary and I am sure you will all give her a warm welcome.

Best wishes