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MUSIC for HEAVEN and EARTH July 2nd 2022 Canterbury Cantata at St Paul’s Church, Canterbury Our summer concert featuring the challenging Bach motets Singet dem Herrn and Jesu Meine Freude, contrasted with the serene Mawby Ave Verum Corpus and Shearing’s delightful collection of jazzy interpretation of Shakespeare Sonnets, Music to Hear, brought our choral year to an end.< We were very lucky to be joined by pianist Helen Crayford, Emily Rossiter on cello and Robert Rawson on double bass to complete the ensemble under the baton of Emily Renshaw. The concert also featured from within the choir, soprano, Anna Clare Bartlett as soloist in the Handel aria Meine Seel Hört im Sehen, Diana Gabriel on oboe and Stephen Barker performing the Stanford Prelude on the organ. A French friend commented afterwards,” A beautiful evening by a very talented and generous choir”. Do look out for our concerts next year, which will be featured on the website and our facebook pages… hope to see you there. With thanks to Emily Renshaw for her direction and encouragement, the committee and Tim Kidd for the photographs.

Canterbury Cantata Trust 10 Year Anniversary

Canterbury Cantata Trust has been running a range of singing groups for the past 10 years. A strong focus of the charity’s work has been on Singing and Wellbeing, as exemplified by ‘Monday Music’ groups, open to anyone, that meet weekly in Canterbury and Folkestone, and are billed as a physical, psychological and spiritual workout through singing. The charity also operate a network of singing groups for people with Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions across the UK and beyond. Representative members from both a selection of groups in the Kent area and from the Trust’s flagship choral groups, Amici and Cantata Choirs, gathered the Colyer-Fergusson Hall at the University of Kent to demonstrate their vibrancy and the significance that coming together to sing means in their lives.

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Canterbury Cantata Trust Newsletter - February 2022

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CCT Newsletter - Feb 2022
COVID GUIDELINES UPDATE FEBRUARY 22nd 2022 SUGGESTED FOR PARTICIPANTS I trust you are all enjoying returning to singing and hope that we can all once again experience the shared joy of music. We are, of course, aware that restrictions are being lifted and need to review our guidelines and that though it has been uncomfortable at times rehearsing with the mitigations in place, your efforts to protect each other have been welcome and in keeping with the spirit of our trust and our ethos of “Caring through Singing”. Because all restrictions are ending in England, CCT is no longer in a position to insist on stringent risk reduction measures, but sensible caution is still a good idea due to the current conditions mentioned below and we now ask that you exercise individual responsibility for attendance with this in mind. I look forward to the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the trust on April 30th at Colyer Fergusson Hall and hope to see you there. CCT ask that: • Attendees should use a lateral flow test before attending and only attend if negative • If you have any cold or flu like symptoms (headache, sore throat or fatigue) you should not attend and ask that you leave at least 5 days after symptoms start before attending a rehearsal • Mask wearing is a personal choice • Seating will not be rigidly spaced and members can choose to sit together or not, but we encourage you to sit in more isolated spots if you would like greater distancing. • Windows will be open so warm clothing is useful. SUPPORTING INFORMATION from DR SARAH MONTGOMERY (TRUSTEE) • Case numbers of Covid-19 are still high, locally and nationally. Last week (w/c 14/2/22) 1 in 20 people in England were infected with Coronavirus, therefore there is still a very high risk of catching the virus. • Full vaccination (3 injections) protects most vaccinated people from hospitalisation and serious illness but not from getting infected, nor from transmitting the virus to others • Many fully vaccinated people will be asymptomatic and so will be infectious to others without knowing it • It is not yet known if vaccination reduces the risk of long Covid • The commonest symptoms of the Omicron variant are fatigue, sneezing and runny nose, headache, sore throat – indistinguishable from the common cold. Most do not lose their sense of taste or smell. Many do not have a fever or a cough.

Canterbury Cantata Trust

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