Amici Chorus

Amici Chorus


We are the Amici Chorus. Now in our 11th year, 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.

Why ?

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.

What ?

Over the years we have performed a wide variety of works, including Bach, Handel, Jenkins, Britten, Gower and most recently a celebration of Gilbert & Sullivan and many others. This term we will be working on: J S Bach - Sleepers, Wake! - Novello version for SATB, four singing parts. Both old and new versions are good to use. Bob Chilcott – On Christmas Night - Carols for upper voices SATB, organ or chamber ensemble. Published by Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-337560-4 Both copies will be needed from week 1, September 13th. Concert on Sunday 3rd December. Scores should be purchased and brought to the first rehearsal. If you are trying us out, we may have some spare copies for session 1. There may be occasions when scores can be loaned from library supplies and there will be a standard deposit of £10.00 for each score loaned. Deposit returnable subject to any damage or loss of the score loaned.

Where ?

We meet at St Paul’s Church, Church Street St Paul’s Canterbury. This term’s dates are from 13th September, then every week until concert 2nd December at St Paul’s. Access to the building and toilets and Parish Hall all step free. Nearest parking in Longport, bus station 10 minutes’ walk away, Canterbury East railway station 20 minutes. When ? Weekly rehearsals on Wednesdays, usually for a 12 week term. Rehearsals begin at 5.00 and end at 6.45. Doors open 4.45. Concert dates and timings confirmed early in the term.

How Much ?

Termly subscriptions £45.00, annual subscription ( only available in September) £135.00 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 2nd week of term. We accept new singers for a free trial for one week and we ask for the term’s payment asap please. Nobody should be prevented from singing for financial reasons, initially please contact Anthea at the email given.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Canterbury Cantata Trust

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