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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

Amici preparations for the autumn term

Cari Amici,

Greetings from France after a lovely period of work and play including a short tour by Canterbury Winds performing music by amongst others, Mozart, Krommer and Sullivan. Aware  that we begin our rehearsals for November 11 concert on September 13 in a little under four weeks time. As such we will be revising and learning consistently over the ten week period ensuring a wonderful, confidently assured performance.
A warm welcome is extended to every one to sing in this concert  which falls on Remembrance Day and will be marked by our wearing poppies and by cementing our new relationship with RBLI at Ayelsford, Maidstone. (More about this in a later paragraph.)I would like each rehearsal to be as fully attended as possible but understand if some of you have booked Autumn breaks and will be away …. (we will  want to do the same in future!)
On Wednesday 13 September we will rehearse;
Mozart VII.  Agnus  Dei and VIII. Communio
Jenkins. Benedictus
and revise
Jenkins. Figure K p.120 God shall wipe away all tears
I want us to be able to sing this final chorus from memory and will be returning to it at each rehearsal.
Ben will be sending links to Choral Line etc for you to rehearse in advance of each rehearsal.
Lastly with legacy in mind, I would be happy to receive suggestions on an extended committee structure for Amici that ensures we continue both as part of the CCT family but have independence too, preparing for alternative direction in the future ( a few years hence!) and helping  raise funds for concerts,  such as our next, which are expensive. Please do contact me by e mail if you have ideas…they are most welcome.(
More news to follow. Meanwhile a bientôt!


If you have not already purchased the scores for the autumn term you will need to purchase them yourselves.  Please be careful to buy the correct edition.

Mozart – Requiem, published by Barenreiter. ISBN 979 0 006 45015 2
This can be purchased from Choraline for £7 less our 10% discount using the code “CANTERBURY”. Here is the link.

The Armed Man , a mass for peace – by Karl Jenkins, published by Boosey and Hawes. ISBN 978-0851624686 (ISMN 979 0 060 11545 5)
This costs £18.50 (less 10%) from Choraline but only £12.99 from Amazon.

Scores can also be purchased from Crowthers of Canterbury, 1 The Borough, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DR

Rehearsal Aids

You can find details about rehearsal aids on the resources page of this website – click here.