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Details of concert on Dec 13th and dates for next year

Cari Amici,

A very productive rehearsal yesterday.We worked very hard on both Brahms and Berlioz. Whilst singing both in English it offered an exciting insight into Brahms German Requiem. Challenging, very beautiful and so different from Mozart and Jenkins. (Still people commenting on the impact of the November 11 performance).

Next weeks meeting will take the form of an open rehearsal together with a community carol sing! The schedule will be:

Setting up/helping team 1​6.45​. Seats from hall to chancel.
Amici arrive from 17.20
Warm up and rehearsal Brahms, Berlioz, Jenkins, Irish Blessing, Christopher Gower
Guests arrive for 18.00 sitting in nave

Programme open rehearsal/carols

Oh How lovely are thy Dwellings Brahms
Carols
God shall wipe away all tears Jenkins
Carols
Shepherds farewell Berlioz
Carols
Kings and Shepherds Christopher Gower
Carols
Irish Blessing Bob Chilcott
Carols

Wine and mince pies!

Dates for next year 2018

Amici Chorus rehearsal of Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem/Handel Messiah

January 17
January 24
January 31
February 7 No rehearsal February 14
February 21
February 28
March 7
March 14
March 21
March 28

Summer term (opera choruses)

April 18
April 25
May 2
May 9
May 16
May 23 No rehearsal May 30th
June 6
June 13
June 20
June 27

Autumn Term Handel Messiah

September 19
September 26
October 3
October 10
October 17
October 24 no rehearsal October 31
November 7
November 14
November 21
November 28
December 5
Performance Handel Messiah Colyer Fergusson Hall, UKC Sunday December 9 ​ 2018​ 15.00
December 12

Future concerts

Performance Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem Colyer Fergusson Hall, UKC Sunday March 17 ​ 2019 15.00 ​

Until Wednesday
Grenville

Amici – Leiden and next rehearsal and concert

Cari Amici,

Such a lovely weekend has been spent together with our Dutch friends from Excelsior choir making music and cementing our choral relationship which his now almost three years old. Congratulations for such sensitive singing offering a lovely contrast to Excelsior’s programme and the combined Vivaldi Gloria performance. Many thanks and further congratulation to Charlotte Hardwick for her lovely solos in Jenkin’s Kyrie and her duet with Kitty Jansen and to Jennifer Brisk for her glorious Vivaldi arias. Rumour has it that plans are in hand for the next trip …best watch this space!

Our next rehearsal is on Wednesday December 6 when you will be able to purchase Peter’s edition Brahms Requiem at £6.00 each score. (I have paid for 80 copies in advance to ensure this exceptional price.) Please bring your copies of Christopher Gower’s Kings and Shepherds
We will rehearse

  • Berlioz L’enfance du Christ
  • How Lovely are thy Dwellings
  • Christopher Gower Kings and Shepherds

Wednesday December 13

End of term sing with friends
All above plus carols

Please CONFIRM your attendance for 6th/13th December by posting

Name…………………………….
I will be attending Amici 6/13 December
I would like to invite a guest

to

info@canterburycantatatust.co.uk

by December 4th

A reminder

Cantata sing
Hooray Handel!
December 10th St Eanswythe’s Folkestone

  • Handel Dixit Dominus
  • Handel Zadok The Priest
  • Handel Choruses from Messiah

and on December 16
Cantata sing
Britten Ceremony of Carols
Beaney House of Art and Knowledge
15.00

Grenville

Amici plans for the rest of this term, and Memorabilia

Cari Amici,

The weeks ahead.

Next Wednesday 22 November

Rehearsal for singers going to  Leiden

  • Gloria Vivaldi
  • Cantique de Jean Racine  Faure
  • Kyrie from Armed Man  Jenkins
  • Viva La Musical  Erod
  • Irish Blessing     Chilcott

Wednesday November 29th  NO REHEARSAL

Wednesday December 6th

Amici

  • Oh how lovely are thy dwellings   Brahms…in English translation
  • The Shepherd’s Farewell  Berlioz   English translation
  • Irish Blessing   Chilcott
  • A new piece by David Jones
Wednesday December 13

End of term sing with friends

All above plus carols

Note!!

Cantata sing

Hooray Handel!
December 10th: St Eanswythe’s Folkestone
15:30

  • Handel Dixit Dominus
  • Handel Zadok The Priest
  • Handel Choruses from Messiah

Please click here to download or print the poster.

 
 
 
 
 
Cantata sing

Britten   Ceremony of Carols
December 16: Beaney House of Art and Knowledge
15.00

2018

Rehearsals begin on January 17

Brahms Requiem Scores

Peters Edition

German Text

Music Room Price  £5.56

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Memorabilia

I have received a great number of messages about last weeks performance and want to add to them with any more reflections that you have about singing in this concert.

Please do send any reflections on the music, the performance, what it meant to you and others to info@canterburycantatatrust.co.uk

Here’s a few of the many

Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed singing with the Amici on Saturday. . I thought it was a wonderful and moving experience and I found it hard to hold back the tears during the Benedictus on the Armed Man . 

I couldn’t believe that the choir was not professional, as your singing certainly was. 

As for ‘The Armed Man’ it was terrific! I usually close my eyes when listening but it’s so visual and exciting that it’s impossible not to want to listen and watch.

Thank you so much…… Perfectly timed for Armistice weekend.

Having let the dust settle a bit, I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the experience of  singing the Mozart and Jenkins at the Colyer Fergusson Hall. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! Thank you for a fantastic evening of music making.

First of all thank you personally, for such a wonderful chance to sing amongst such talent, skill and enthusiasm.

The choir were abuzz with how wonderful an experience it was and so excited we had done as well as we had.

 

The orchestra were wonderful and I think both pieces were much better in performance, inspired no doubt by the calibre of the orchestra, the venue, the soloists  etc and a lot to achieve , 2 major works in one concert!! It was so impressive to have sold out as well

Amici Rehearsal 15th November

Cari Amici

Over forty eight hours have elapsed since we realised the last notes of the Jenkins on Saturday. A truly memorable performance by a group of remarkable people in concert with an equally remarkable group of musicians which is Orchestra 2012. I was impressed and thrilled by your commitment and engagement, your attention to detail ( always facilitated in rehearsal by Christopher) and your immersion in the drama of both pieces. Our soloists added to the beauties and mysteries of the works and I am looking forward to collaborating with them all again very soon. Grazia tanto Amici!

On Wednesday we will rehearse together the choruses from Vivaldi Gloria ( as a bonus rehearsal for Leiden deputation!) , Oh How Lovely are Your Dwellings from Brahms German Requiem and ...........from Berlioz L'enfance du Christ.

If you do not have copies they are downloadable here;

German Requiem
https://imslp.nl/imglnks/usimg/7/71/IMSLP272902-PMLP11297-Brahms-Requiem-English.pdf

p47/55 Initially before we decide on the edition we will use to sing from (in German) this is in English.

Berlioz (also in English)
https://imslp.nl/imglnks/usimg/8/8c/IMSLP333162-SIBLEY1802.24973.01a4-39087011305739score.pdf

p 11-20

All best wishes

Grenville

Here are some photos of the concert on November 11th: