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Amici – Happy new year

January 5th 2016

Buon anno Amici ! 

A very  happy new year Amici. I look forward with anticipation and delight to the first rehearsal of this term on Wednesday January 13 at 17.30 when we will begin to learn amongst other works, Bernstein Chichester Psalms.  This will form part of the repertoire for performance between 2016 to  2018. Other works; O Nata Lux Lauridsen, Cantique de Jean Racine Faure; Bach Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage from the Christmas Oratorio, Bach St Matthew Passion, Jenkins The Armed Man.

 Rehearsal /performance dates:

January 13,20,27
February 3,10,24
March 2,9,16,23 (performance)

Diary dates: 

Wednesday 23 March 2016 Easter Celebration 

Wednesday 21 December 2016 Christmas Celebration (Bach et al)

January 21 2017 Canterbury Cantata Trust Celebration, Colyer Fergusson Hall (Amici, Monday Music, Cantata, Canterbury and Pimlico Skylarks)

Sunday 9th April 2017   Colyer Fergusson Hall, Bach St Matthew Passion

Saturday November 10 2018 The Armed Man (venue to be confirmed)

Date not to be missed:

Cantata Choir and Camerata
Bach St.John Passion
Colyer Fergusson Hall 

17.00  March 20 2016


Amici rehearsal news

Saturday December 5th

Cari Amici,

It is  a delight to work with you as a great choir and such a lovely group of people! The sound we are producing is enticing, warm, focussed, the engagement with text absolute. I am very much looking forward to our next rehearsal, again in St Andrews Church and the Christmas Celebration on december 16th. Tell the world about it!

On Sunday (tomorrow) December 6, a rare chance this Christmas to hear Handel Messiah…when Cantata choir and orchestra perform in St Eanswythe’s Church, Folkestone.  A chamber group of 28 singers , all soloists from within the choir together with small orchestra most of whom played with Amici two weeks ago.

 Tickets  can be reserved in advance…they are going fast…so grab them.01304 257248 or 07877 407702

 Similarly, Marian Consort tickets are going quickly … Thursday December 10.

 Hope  to see you at one of the concerts.


Monday Music – rehearsal update

Dear All

Slight change of plan for Monday 30th November – we will be singing from 10.30am to 11.30 am on that day due to a week long booking in the church.  Hope this is OK with everyone and look forward to seeing you all for an early start !! 

Don’t forget that on the 7th December our Monday Music session will be upstairs at the Beaney and please remember to wear your MM scarves !!   Please be there for 10.30 am 

Thank you to everyone who has filled in a Gift Aid form – and especially those who have made donations – so kind and generous of you !!!

Best wishes


Monday Music Membership Secretary

Monday Music – dates for autumn term

Dear All

Just thought you would like to know the dates for Monday Music next term – they are as follows:-

  • September 21, 28
  • October 5. 12. 19
  • November 2, 9, 16, 23. 30
  • December 7, 14, 21

The times and venue are the same 11.00am – 12.00 noon at St Paul’s Church and the cost £2.50 per session.  If you would like to pay for the whole term at the beginning it will be £32.50 and it would be really helpful if you could put a cheque (made out to Canterbury Cantata Trust)  or cash in an envelope with your name and the amount written on the front.

I’m sure we are all really looking forward to getting back to our lively Monday mornings together and please encourage your friends to join us as you know that they will really enjoy and benefit from singing along with Grenville !!  Next term promises to be a good mixture of old favourites and new songs to increase our repertoire.

 Best wishes


Monday Music Membership Secretary