Originally formed to allow parents and friends to support Cantate Youth Choir by raising funds and joining together in concerts and performances, Amici Cantate is now a well-known choir in its own right. We still have the objective of supporting Cantate but we have also widened our objectives to supporting other local charities and music-making opportunities in the local community. As a registered charity we perform in order to raise funds not only for ourselves, but also in partnership with other charities and organisations. In our 2016-2017 season we raised £2,200 through our “Joy of Christmas” concert in aid of St. Clare Hospice in Thaxted Parish Church. We also raised funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK through our Spring Concert, “As The Days Go By”, in St. Andrew’s Church, Much Hadham, and for The Green Man community-owned pub in Toppesfield through our “Summer Picnic Concert”.
More recently we worked closely with The Bishop’s Stortford Branch of The Royal British Legion, to raise over £2,500 for The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal through our “Concert of Remembrance” in All Saints’ Church, Bishop’s Stortford which included a performance of Karl Jenkins' "Armed Man". We also raised money for Cantate Youth Choir and Grove Cottage by singing Christmas Carols. In 2019 we have presented over £1,500 to our good friends at the inspirational St. Clare Hospice following our “Sleigh Ride” concert in Thaxted Parish Church, we have supported Cantate Youth Choir and the building improvements to Leaside Church through our successful “Lux” concert there in April and we have worked with The Charlotte Dove Performing Arts Trust for our fabulous picnic concert in Standon. 2019 is concluding with our "Wassail!" performance to support the Eden High School in Uganda, and our now traditional carol singing.