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.

Monday Music mailing list

I am updating Monday Music’s mailing list and would be grateful if you will confirm that you wish to remain on the list.
This applies to current and past members.
Many thanks.
Maggie Smith
Membership secretary

Monday Music update from Grenville

Monday Music

A reminder that there is NO Monday Music on Monday October 9. The next MM will be on Monday 16th October.

​​Changes ahead!

The format of Monday Music will change from Monday 16th. I will be joined by friend David Jones an extraordinary musician whose keyboard skills are legendary. David will play piano with us and we will begin to learn a new repertoire of songs both in unison and in parts and work to develop our harmonies. Thus Monday Music will remain as a physical, mental and spiritual work out of one hour but be even more demanding as we build our repertoire!

As we move in this direction Canterbury Cantata Trust (CCT) will provide new folders which will be allocated to every member. They will be inscribed with Monday Music and will remain the property of CCT and be the repository for new materials.

A reminder that we will be giving a Christmas performance on Monday December 18th to friends and family at 11.00 . It will be necessary to arrive for a warm up and to be seated at 10.00.

Looking forward to the next stage of Monday Music history on Monday October 16.


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

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

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

Monday Music reminder for May 22nd

Dear All

Just a reminder that on Monday, the 22nd May we will be singing at the Beaney with Phil. Usual time, please be there for 10.45 am, of course with scarves, corsages etc and your music folders.
Hopefully we will have a good turn out to raise the roof in the Explorer’s Gallery, upstairs as usual.

Best wishes

Monday Music – welcome back

Dear All

Great to be back for a new term of Monday Music.  We will all miss Grenville this term of course while he is having a well deserved break in France.   We look forward to having him back with us in the Autumn, fully refreshed after his holiday.  We are lucky though to have Phil Self back again to keep us singing happily through to the summer break.

We now have the dates for next term - those of you who pay by term will have already paid for 24 April as it was included in the fees for last term, so the cost as from next Monday 1st May will be £27.50.  This can either be paid on line or by cheque made payable as usual to Canterbury Cantata Trust.  Weekly of course it is still just £2.50.

If you want to pay on line for the term please go to the Members' website shop by following this link:

I just want to take this opportunity to thank Jenny, Caroline, and Anne for covering for me earlier this year while I was away.  

Best wishes

Message from Grenville to Amici and Monday Music

Dear Monday Music, Cari Amici,
The end of a momentous week of music making is in sight before a short break for you and a slightly longer one for me! My thanks to every one for such hard work and dedication to choral singing in so many different genres these last months. Amici's  whole hearted embrace of Mozart  Requiem and Jenkins Armed Man  promises a great concert in November. Last Wednesday's final rehearsal, attended by friends and partners, resulted in receiving some lovely comments about Amici, reflecting not only the quality of music making but also the warmth of welcome and the caring atmosphere.
Monday Music similarly demonstrated both theses elements of CCT as  one of the selected singing groups to appear at the Shirley Hall on Saturday April 8th as  part of Top Choir Kent, organised  by Canterbury Rotary Club for the tenth successful year. Monday Music was the first group to appear and sang wonderfully! The audience were enthralled, the organisers  complimentary and the Trust the recipient of a cheque for £200.
Next day April 9th, the start of this weeks Bach Journey with a moving  performance of the Mass in B Minor at Colyer Fergusson, given by Canterbury Cantata and Camereta leading to the concluding performance on Saturday 15th , of Bach St John Passion (17.00. St Eanswythe's Church Folkestone) There are a few tickets left to hear this extraordinary drama in music and in so doing, begin your Easter holyday.
With every best wish