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Monday Music update from Grenville

Monday Music

A reminder that there is NO Monday Music on Monday October 9. The next MM will be on Monday 16th October.

​​Changes ahead!

The format of Monday Music will change from Monday 16th. I will be joined by friend David Jones an extraordinary musician whose keyboard skills are legendary. David will play piano with us and we will begin to learn a new repertoire of songs both in unison and in parts and work to develop our harmonies. Thus Monday Music will remain as a physical, mental and spiritual work out of one hour but be even more demanding as we build our repertoire!

As we move in this direction Canterbury Cantata Trust (CCT) will provide new folders which will be allocated to every member. They will be inscribed with Monday Music and will remain the property of CCT and be the repository for new materials.

A reminder that we will be giving a Christmas performance on Monday December 18th to friends and family at 11.00 . It will be necessary to arrive for a warm up and to be seated at 10.00.

Looking forward to the next stage of Monday Music history on Monday October 16.


Canterbury Festival flash mob cancelled

Looking forward to the next rehearsal and still encouraging orchestral players sponsorship.

A message below from Ellen Pearson cancelling the flash mob event as part of Canterbury Festival opening.


Thank you so much for your continued commitment to the event – however unfortunately the flash mob is postponed due to a limited level of participation ! (Nothing to do with The Amici Chorus of course) and therefore the Amici Chorus needn’t learn the score at this moment – but I’m so thankful for the generosity of your members in volunteering to be part of the event.
Hopefully, Canterbury festival will be able to collaborate with Amici at a later date!
Many thanks again for your help and the welcoming nature of the singers in your ensemble,
Best wishes,
Ellen Pearson

Amici rehearsal September 27th

Cari Amici,
A  lovely rehearsal  last Wednesday full of energy. Tomorrow we will start with Osanna , the Allegro section as the conclusion of VI Benedictus, followed by revision of Dies Irae.
We will rehearse Torches  from The Armed Man followed by revision.
No 6 Notes Hymn Before Action
The s in all words needs clear articulation, supported well and with the  sound pushing right against the start of the next word avoiding a staggered s.
Bar 12 Path as late as possible in the bar up against the first beat of the next bar ...which is a quiver rest.
Thunders b 18 Emphasise the Th sound of the word , s  treated as before and the d of Lord  and God  clearly enunciated.
B 35 Seek  k clearly pronounced  as too t of Grant bar 45.
We will rehearse no 7 Charge.
Twenty four voices (balanced numbers of stab)  or more for Flash Chorus to sing Toreadors Chorus from Carmen  on Saturday October 14 a.m., as part of opening day of Canterbury Festival.
More generous orchestra sponsors for November 11. The orchestra for Jenkins is 59 in total.
Looking forward to tomorrow's rehearsal .

Monday Music – Oct 9th rehearsal cancelled

Dear All,
It’s lovely to be back at Monday music. Look forward to seeing you on Monday, 25thSeptember
Unfortunately Grenville,Phil and Nicola will be unable to do Monday, 9th October,so there will be no Monday music singing on that day.
Best wishes   Maggie