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Amici Chorus

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Canterbury Cantata

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Please go to the Amici Chorus page for rehearsal news and other information.

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Dates for the Amici Chorus rehearsals for the summer term are now on the Amici Chorus page




latest update from Grenville




Amici will perform Mozart Mass in C Minor on  November 22nd, 2015 at 3pm at the Colyer Ferguson Hall, University of Kent.


I regret that friend and colleague Matthew Shipton has had to take prolonged sick leave and will not be able to play the concerto. As such I have had to change the programme but delighted to let you know that Tom Hancox and Rachel Wick will perform the concerto for flute and harp by Mozart and this will follow the overture to The Magic Flute, utilising all the players asked originally to play. Please see the updated poster on this page. This can also be download from this link.

September 3rd 2015


Canterbury Cantata Trust now a Charity!


We are pleased to let everyone know that after three years of foundation work the application made to the Charity commission to become a charity has been successful having received the following message.


CANTERBURY CANTATA TRUST is a charity and it has been entered onto the Register of Charities with the Registered Charity Number 1163197.


The Trustees are


Roshna Ahmad      Joanne Heath     Blair Gulland    Laurence Green   Matthew Shipton

See events page for forthcoming Canterbury Cantata concerts

Canterbury Cantata Trust.


week beginning September 21


All groups now back in action … a wonderful first rehearsal of the term with Amici last Wednesday 16th September, and energetic and uplifting workshops with Monday Music, Pimlico Skylarks and Canterbury Skylarks who have taken delivery of newly edited and collated song folders.


The first meeting of the Canterbury Cantata trustees took place on Monday evening. It was positive, encouraging and reassuring and pointed towards a very healthy future for the charity!


Amici meets tomorrow Wednesday 23rd when we will rehearse Sanctus /Hosannah  Mozart Mass in c minor. The chorus will be asked to sit in specific places to assure two choirs of equal proportion, (but not following Grenville’s 1/2 dividing of last week!).


Cantata will rehearse at 19.30 for its programme of Bach, Handel and Britten.


Canterbury Music Club first concert is on Thursday September 24

St Gregory’s Centre for Music

Jane Lindsay · cello

Jennifer Hughes · piano


Beethoven · Sonata in G minor, Op. 5

Schumann · Fantasiestücke, Op. 73

Janáček · Pohádka

Saint-Saëns · Sonata in C minor, Op. 32


supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust's Recital Scheme


On Saturday 26th September Canterbury Winds Quintet  will perform Peter and the Wolf by Prokovief in the Beaney to launch the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2015  exhibition, narrator Anne Hancox.

Canterbury Cantata Trust.


25 September 2015


Dear singers,


Thank you all for being such enthusiastic supporters of Canterbury Cantata Trust. Some members are already coming forward with sponsors for our concert which will be a great help with the costs associated with our performance. As Grenville mentioned we will officially launch the charity at the November concert at the Colyer Fergusson hall, but thought you might like to see the charitable aims which have been accepted as the principles of our work as a charity. They are as follows:


"To advance the education and training of amateur singers of all abilities by offering an opportunity for anyone to sing with others without an audition or former experience of choral singing, in particular but not exclusively for those with a disability to help relieve their condition."


Happy singing, everybody and look out for the Gift Aid forms which will be available shortly.


Best wishes,



Mozart Requiem Poster Oct 2015 - New poster - med

Canterbury Cantata Trust News


10th November 2015


I am delighted to announce that Canterbury Cantata Trust has as its honorary patrons The Very Reverend Robert Willis, Dean of Canterbury Cathedral and the highly acclaimed opera singer Matthew Rose.


Canterbury Cantata will be singing as part of an illustrated lecture for U3A on Saturday morning 14th November and in the evening at St Stephen’s Church….Britten, Bach and Barker


Live Music Now! is supporting Pimlico Skylarks financing two musicians to play with the group on December 7th and 14th.


Female voice from Canterbury Cantata will perform at The Beaney, Britten’s Ceremony of Carols  at 15.45 December 5th (St Nicholas Day) with harpist Alex Rider and then at Crundale Church at 19.30.


Canterbury Cantata and orchestra will perform Handel Messiah at  St Eanswythe’s Church Folkestone, Sunday December 6th


Monday Music will sing at The Beaney at 11.00 on  December 7th.


Pimlico Skylarks will sing at the Thamesbank Centre with Thomas Hancox(flute) and Rachel Wick(harp) at 15.00 on December 14th


Canterbury Skylarks will sing at The Beaney at 15.00 on December 15th


Amici Singers and Cantata will sing a Christmas celebration on Wednesday 16th  including the premiere of Christopher Gower’s Love came down at Christmas.


Canterbury Skylarks will sing at Canterbury branch of  Parkinson’s UK carol service 15.00 St Dunstan’s Church .


Community Carol Singing for the Lady Mayoress’s charity, Christmas Eve, 18.30 Rose Lane. Canterbury Community, Canterbury Salvation Army band, St Stephen’s Church choir (director Stephen Barker) The Archbishop of Canterbury, conducted by Grenville Hancox


Canterbury Music Club

This Thursday November 10th; Alexandra Dariescu (piano) plays stunning recital Canterbury Music Club, St Gregory’s Centre 19.45


December 10th St Pauls Church, the highly acclaimed Marian Consort,Christmas with the Shepherds