Canterbury Cantata Trust AGM agenda and minutes

The next AGM for Canterbury Cantata Trust will be on Wednesday January 24th at St Paul's Church following a curtailed Amici rehearsal with the AGM starting at 7.15. All members welcome to attend. The agenda for the AGM can be viewed or printed by following this link, and the minutes of last year's AGM can be viewed here


Canterbury Cantata Trust AGM

The next AGM for CCT will be on Wed January 24t January at St Paul’s Church following a curtailed Amici rehearsal probably 7pm or 7.15 start – (precise time to be confirmed). All members welcome to attend and agenda to be circulated later.

Poppies and other announcements

A great effort has been made by members of Amici to produce these lovely poppies for the concert on Saturday to help raise funds for the RBLI.

There will be a private view of paintings by Steph Brunton in Butchery Lane Canterbury 6-8pm

and you may be interested in this carol service

Concert on the 21st January

Dear singers,

What a great afternoon we had last week at the Colyer-Fergusson Hall, with such joyous singing and total engagement, not only from the choirs, but also the enthusiastic audience. The response from many was one of appreciation of the work the Trust does and this was reflected in the generous donations we received, The magnificent sum of £551 was raised, so well done to all, and especially to Grenville for having this performance as his dream.
We were very lucky also to be able to perform in Cantata the première the lovely piece, Kings and Shepherds, composed by our excellent accompanist Christopher Gower and with text provided by Amici member, David Broadbridge. What talents we have in our midst!
It was a particular treat to have all the choirs together including some from Pimlico with Nicola Wydenbach and very moving to see John and Tony performing with Sylvia for us all, Aidan Shepherd and Phil Self provided excellent accompaniment to the old favourites we sang together such as “Those Were the Days” .
Please do take a look at the Canterbury Cantata Trust facebook page where you can see some video footage and photographs taken by Sophie Barker from Cantata and a  couple from Tony Eldridge on the 21st which capture the mood beautifully.
Best wishes ,


Dear Amici singers,

I hope you have all had a relaxing and sun-filled summer and are full of energy for the new term of singing ahead leading to the Christmas performance. It is always lovely to return to singing after the break and feel the benefits of breathing life into our lungs again!

Amici commence rehearsals with Kerry next Wednesday 14th September at 5.30pm at St Paul’s Church to start work on Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in readiness for the concert on December 21st. Maggie has kindly organised ordering the scores which will be the Barenreiter Urtext edition at £10 each., so you will be able to collect these at the rehearsal.

Subscriptions remain at £25 per term or £70 for the year once again and for those of you eligible for gift aid, if you have not filled in a form for this, please help us to make your money work even harder for the trust by making sure you do so this term.

Payment method

Please could you help us out by bringing along your payment as a cheque rather than cash and placing cheques in a sealed envelope with your name written on the outside and the amount (and what it is for). It would also be really helpful if cheques for the subs and music could be separate so as to make the gift aid claiming easier.

Thank you so much for your co-operation in this as it is no mean feat collating all those payments, and thanks are due to Anthea for her extremely well organised system . If you could make payments on either the 14th or 28th that would be a great help as Anthea will be away on the 21st.

Finally, look out for news coming soon on the fantastic new website taking shape thanks to Ben Knox: a great improvement!

See you all soon,

Best wishes,

Roshna Ahmad.

Chair, Canterbury Cantata Trust