The Amici Chorus is a community choir of around 100 singers. ‘Amici’ means ‘friends’ in Italian, and everyone is given a warm welcome. Amici is open to people of all ages and abilities. We perform a wide variety of music, including large scale works - Vivaldi's Gloria in December 2012, Schubert's Mass in G in June 2013, Handel's Messiah in December 2013 and Rossini's Petite Messe Solonnelle in March 2014 and Vivaldi Gloria in December 2014.
The choir began with many people unable to read music, but as an ambitious and hard-working group we’re proud of our most recent achievement - a performance in November 2015 of Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with a sell-out audience of 350.
We are currently rehearsing Karl Jenkins The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace and the Mozart Requiem for a concert at the Collyer Fergusson Hall, University of Kent on the Saturday 11th November 2017.
Latest posts for the Amici Chorus
The weekly raffle has raised an amazing £596 to date, so keep those pounds coming each week at rehearsals. The lunch organised by Jacqui Mack and Christine Brisk raised another £350.
Anthea is making a big splash by ‘Swimming the Channel’ – well the equivalent in pool lengths, and would love you to sponsor her. The swim will eventually be a total of 22 miles, or 38 kms or 1280 lengths of the pool and you can sponsor her by any of these units. Speak to her at rehearsals and she will give you more details.
We would of course be interested in any other ideas that anyone has.
Join the Amici Chorus
Whether you’ve never sung before or are a trained singer, you’re welcome to join the Amici Chorus. There’s no audition, and you can try a session with us before you join. Why not bring a friend or five along with you as well? Singing in a large group is an experience like no other, so come and see what it’s all about. You don't need to be able to read music – though we can’t promise that you won’t learn how!
Where and when
Amici Chorus rehearses on Wednesdays in term time from 5.30pm-7.30pm at:
St Paul's Church,
Church Street St Paul's, Canterbury CT1 1NH
The autumn 2016 term starts on September 14th.
The membership fee is £25.00 per term or £70 per year, and can be paid by cash, cheque or online. Members also need to buy their own music. NB It is our aim that no-one should be excluded from singing with Amici, so if you’d like to join but are concerned about fees, you’re invited to discuss this in confidence with the Membership Secretary.
Contact the Amici Committee Members
Amici Membership Secretary:
Click here to contact Vicky
Amici Music Librarians:
Click here to contact Maggie
After running a trial for online payment of subscriptions with the Canterbury Cantata group we are now extending this to the Amici Chorus and Monday Music. We would very much like you to use this new method of payment as it will reduce the amount of administration, avoid visits to the bank with large numbers of cheques and amounts of cash, and it provides better record keeping. To make your payment please go to the Shop menu item where you will also find more detailed instructions. Online payments should not be used for weekly payments for Monday Music, these will continue to be collected by cash.
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.
Payments are made via PayPal, either through a PayPal account or directly from your credit card without enrolling into PayPal. Please don't select payment by cheque (check). You will receive a receipt from both the Canterbury Cantata Trust and PayPal. Please bring your receipts to the first rehearsal just in case there are problems - this is very new to us!
Please read the instructions about Gift Aid on the Shop page. If you are eligible to sign up for Gift Aid you can do this by clicking on the Gift Aid box on the Check Out screen. Alternatively you can download the Canterbury Cantata Trust gift aid declaration form by clicking this link. Please hand in the completed form at a rehearsal or post to the Trust at our contact address.
For more information contact the Membership Secretary, Vicky Bradburn