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Dear friends of Canterbury Cantata Trust,
We held the AGM on the 25th February at St. Paul's church with all trustees present and Grenville, Matt Shipton and Emily Renshaw-Kidd also. I presented the Chair's report and information on the sponsors and donations during 2022 as detailed in the newsletter.
There was a very low turnout but we were extremely pleased to be able to present the annotated accounts summary, prepared by Joanna Heath, and to announce that the position of Artistic Director will be passed to Emily Renshaw-Kidd, now that Grenville is standing down after his establishment of the trust and ten year guardianship of the position. We all believe that this offers wonderful continuity for the Trust due to the long established musical relationship between Grenville and Emily, and over the next few months they will work together to ensure a smooth handover. Emily is already truly embedded in the Trust, running both Skylarks Canterbury and Cantata, fully exemplifying the ethos of the Trust. The liaison between SImon Langton School for boys and the new PCFIT (Parkinson's Centre for Integrated Therapies) centre nearby will soon be cemented, offering further opportunities to extend the reach of the "Sing to Beat" programme to those with MS who use the centre.
Thanks as ever were given to all the facilitators, accompanists, trustees and volunteers who keep the wheels of the Trust turning to ensure singers can continue improving their wellbeing.
The accounts summary and newsletter will soon be uploaded to the CCT website to accompany the full accounts that are already there in the governance section.
Wishing you all a healthy spring and the rest of 2023,
Roshna Ahmad.

Canterbury Cantata Trust

Canterbury Cantata Trust Registered in England and Wales
Company No. 8293466 (Limited by Guarantee)
Registered Charity No. 1163197.

Registered Office:
April Cottage, Cherville Lane,
Bramling, Canterbury,
Kent. CT3 1LZ