Amici Chorus

Amici Chorus


We are the Amici Chorus. We were founded by Professor Grenville Hancox as part of the Canterbury Cantata Trust, a charity enabling singing. We are now under the musical direction of Stefan Catto, with accompanist Christopher Gower.


We aim to welcome all comers, on the firm understanding that ‘caring through singing’ is our guiding belief. Members vary in experience and skills, but all are ambitious to produce high quality music up to concert standard. We usually sing in 4 parts SATB with professional or semi- professional soloists in termly concerts. Online rehearsal resources are often used to aid practice at home.


Over the years we have performed a wide variety of works including Bach, Handel, Jenkins, Britten, Gower and most recently Dvorak, Stabat Mater.
This term we will be working on Edward German, Merrie England and Alexander L’Estrange, Zimbe!
Both copies will be available to hire for choir members at a cost of £2 for Merrie England and £3 for Zimbe! If you are trying us out, we will have spare copies available at your first trial session.
We will be performing Zimbe! along with other groups from the Trust at a joint Cantata Trust concert on Saturday 22 June 2024 at The Colyer Ferguson Hall (University of Kent at Canterbury).
The term will culminate with our concert performance of Merrie England on Sunday 7 July 2024 at St Paul’s Church, Canterbury.


We meet at St Paul’s Church, Church Street St Paul’s, Canterbury. This terms dates are Wednesdays 17 April 2024 – 3 July 2024 (excluding 8 May) plus concert on Sunday 7 July 2024.
Access to the building, toilets and Parish Hall are all step free.
Nearest parking in Longport, bus station 10 minutes walk away, Canterbury East railway station 20 mins.


Weekly rehearsals are Wednesdays, usually for a 12 week term.
Rehearsals begin at 4.45pm and end at 6.45pm.
Doors open 4.30 pm.
Concert dates and timings confirmed early in the term.

How Much?

Termly subscriptions £45. Annual subscription (only available in September) £135. Subscriptions should be paid on the website, preferably by bank transfer to avoid charges. We will not accept cheques or cash. Payment should be made by the second week of term. We accept new singers for a free trial of one week and we ask for the terms payment as soon as possible please. Nobody should be prevented from singing for financial reasons, initially please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We look forward to welcoming you.

We look forward to welcoming you.


If you would like to get in touch regarding the Amici Chorus, please contact Christine Cayley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by sending an email.

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Canterbury Cantata Trust

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