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Dear Amici,


Important note for Amici members

re 13th December


Because there are so many other events being held on Saturday 13 th December I have changed the time of our performance  from 19.30 to 15.00. Venue remains the same, the very beautiful St Mary's Church, Chilham. This will mean that we will rehearse slightly earlier than planned but means that no one will have a clash, and none of your friends can suggest it is not possible to attend!


In addition as you are singing so wonderfully I am adding Vivaldi Gloria to the programme.  We have borrowed sets of copies from the library and we will begin rehearsing, reviving or recollecting Gloria on November 5.


Thus the details of the concert which will be on tickets and posters from the end of this week will be:


Amici Chorus and Orchestra


Saturday 13th December

St Mary's Church

Tickets £10

(Children free)


Vivaldi  Magnificat

Lauridsen  O Magnum Mysterium

Vivaldi Gloria

- Interval -

Bach   Magnificat


Best wishes



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Dear Amici,


Such a wonderful rehearsal again yesterday.....congratulations on learning so patiently but quickly with great energy. What a piece! Such a privilege to sing this music.


Next week October 22 rehearsal schedule (slightly shorter to allow for Canterbury  Festival events)

17.30. Warm ups

17.40 No 7 Page 30 Bach: Fecit Potentiam

18.20 No 9 Page 27  Vivaldi: Gloria

18.45. Morten Lauridsen

19.00. Revision Bach Magnificat anima mea, Omnes generationes, Sicut Locutus est

19.15. End


No rehearsal October 29


Rehearsal November 5... watch out for fireworks at this rehearsal!




Please ensure your diaries are free for Thursday December 4 when we will perform Vivaldi Magnificat in The Beaney. We had an attentive audience last evening and this could be a very useful performance in advance of December 13 and cement our relationship with The Beaney in the heart of the city.


Should you have any friends wishing to join us this will be the last opportunity this term to do so...no audition...a great welcome...to a great choir!! Spread the word amici!



Dear Amici Members


I apologise to those of you who have not yet received the Bach and Vivaldi scores that you ordered. This is because I temporarily managed to lose some names while compiling a list for Maggie. We also had more new members turning up than expected, which was wonderful.


We have now run out of copies and I would ask those of you who have not yet got copies to purchase them direct from Crowthers in Canterbury. If you say that you are a member of Amici you will get the discount.


Kind a Regards



Please go to Membership Pages / Resources for details about the practice tracks that are available for this term's music.


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Saturday 25th October 2014

10.30am - 4.30pm


Come and Sing


DVORAK’s MASS in D Op.86

(Old Novello No.8181)

Pianist: Matthew Raisbeck, Conductor: Duncan Lord


Enquires: ring Matthew Foad

on 01303 242694

or email: mfoad@talktalk.net


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Cantata with Coffee and Cakes at Chartham


Saturday Morning October 18th

Canterbury Cantata

director Grenville Hancox

St Mary's Church Chartham


Coffee and cakes at 10.15

Concert. 11.00


Programme including:

Hosannah to the Son of David -Weelkes

The Lamb - Tavener

Jesu Meine Freude - Bach

Three Hungarian Folk - Seiber.

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Score for Omnes Omnes