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.

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 ,

Canterbury Cantata Trust Celebration

Colyer Fergusson Hall
University of Kent

Saturday 21 January 2017


Cantata arrive for rehearsal of Lux Arumque and Kings and Shepherds 12.50
Amici singers arrive in  time for  13.10
Rehearsal  Bach Christmas Oratorio Part1
Monday Music arrive in time for
Rehearsal 13.40
Sloop John B, Those were the Days, De do ron ron, etc
Canterbury Skylarks arrive 14.10
Pimlico Skylarks arrive 14.20
Prepare and share Skylarks materials

All singers seated by 14.54

The Lord Mayor, Cllr George Metcalfe, and the Lady Mayoress arrive as guest of honour at 14.55

Welcome audience 15.00

As well as individual items we will all sing together 

Together with Friends
You are lovely people (Peaetorius)
Hearken All The Time Is Near
Senwa Da Dende
Throw Catch
String is a very important thing 


Monday Music ….smart casual with MM scarves, cumabunds
Skylarks   ……smart casual with Scarves , neckties,
Amici and Cantata long black, gentlemen black shirts.

This will be a very special day when we all come together and share our passion for singing. Please encourage your friends and relations to come and share it with us. The afternoon will end at 16.30.

Please could as many people as possible try to share cars and, if mobile, to park across the road from the Colyer Fergusson Hall rather than in the closest car park so as to enable those less mobile to be close to the hall?

Skylarks heard in Chatham!

A new singing group has been formed in Chatham with help from two Kent charities. Medway Skylarks meets in the Pilkington Building of the University of Kent in Chatham Maritime every Saturday starting on 14th January and is part of a growing initiative to help those with a neurological condition such as Parkinson’s.

Cantata Trust AGM 25 January 2017

The Trust’s AGM will be held on Wednesday 25th January from 7pm-7.30pm at St Paul’s Church, Canterbury. (Slightly shorter Amici Chorus and Canterbury Cantata rehearsals either side to accommodate.) The agenda  (full agenda to be confirmed) will include:

  • Chair’s report
  • Financial summary
  • Plans for 2017

All members are welcome and we hope you’ll be able to attend.