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February 8th 2016
A reminder that we are rehearsing this Wednesday in St Andrews Church, Watling Street, Canterbury at the usual time of 17.30.
The end of term celebration on March 23rd will be an opportunity for you to invite a friend to come and listen to where we are at present with Bernstein, Parry, and Lauridsen and also remember where we have been with Schubert, Mozart, Vivaldi and others. So look out your scores of
- Schubert Mass in G
- Faure Cantique de Jean Racine
- Mozart Ave Verum Corpus
See you all on Wednesday.
February 4th 2016
A reminder that next weeks rehearsal, February 10th, will take place in St Andrews Church, as there is an Ash Wednesday service taking place in St Paul’s.
February 10. Same start time of 17.30; different venue St Andrews Church, Watling Street.
Half term break 17th February. No rehearsal.
January 25th 2016
Excellent rehearsal of Parry, Lauridsen and Bernstein last week. More to come this Wednesday with chance beforehand to check out pronunciation of Bernstein by following this link.
A lovely tribute for a Pimlico Skylark by Kevin Raymond a fellow Pimlico Skylark can be viewed on the Parkinson’s Voices page
January 15th 2016
A new singing year underway this week, every Canterbury Cantata Trust group in fine form. Sixty four Monday Music singers made their aural mark on Monday morning attracting three people to drop into St Paul’s to see what was going on. New members from New Romney, Folkestone and Herne Bay welcomed into the fold.
Pimlico Skylarks met on Monday and Canterbury Skylarks on Tuesday defying heavy rain and windy conditions and again welcoming new members. The Sounds Beaney December outings of Monday Music and Skylarks sparked interest from new singers and we look forward to being back in the Beaney soon. At Pimlico, Kevin our resident poet, read his tribute to the late Jane D’Angelo a founder member of Pimlico Skylarks. His touching work will appear on the website soon.
Amici similarly welcomed new members into what now feels like a choral family…102 present at Wednesday’s inaugural sortie into the music of Bernstein and Parry. Next week we will have the final page of the Parry(!) and also copies of the next new piece,Lauridsen O Nata Lux. A very exciting rehearsal and testament to Amici’s willingness to test and experience new waters.
Following the Amici rehearsal Cantata began work on Bach St John Passion, which must be one of the greatest artistic creations known to man. The chamber group will only be circa twenty eight singers joined by a group of young soloists for the performance in Colyer Fergusson Hall on March 20.We are delighted to be working with David Rees Williams and Julia Vohralick ( cello) as the continuo.
In the week that saw the world mourn the passing of David Bowie we are reminded of the centrality and power of singing in most people’s lives, something we know and demonstrate each and every week but without global media coverage.
Roshna Ahmad will be leading a wine tasting evening on Saturday March 5 th in St Paul’s Church Hall. Maximum numbers limited to 40 with tickets on sale at £15.
Looking forward to next week.
If you had problems downloading the Gift Aid form, Ben has changed the way this is handled on the web site. Go to the Amici page and try again.
There will be a candle lit concert with the Langton Boys’ Chamber Choir at St Dustan’s church this Saturday. Details on the web site events page.