Amici Cantate

December 2020 Newsletter

Sat, 12 Dec 2020

Christmas Message From Your Chairman

Type of post: Choir news item
Posted By: Amanda Halliday
Status: Current
Date Posted: Sun, 13 Dec 2020
A happy Christmas to all our members and supporters. What a strange year but we have managed to keep on singing and it has been lovely to see each other’s faces most weeks. Thank you to everyone who made this happen.

The virtual Christmas concert has given us the opportunity to strengthen our ties with other local choirs and raise money for a Bishops Stortford charity.

I am keeping my fingers crossed that we will be able to sing together in person in 2021. Hopefully we will have a big party on our return.
In the meantime, stay safe and see you all in 2021!



Happy Christmas Emojis

Online event -- details to follow!

7:00pm, Tue, 22 Dec 2020

  • Event Details
  • Type of event: Concert
    Duration: 1hr
      Online event -- details to follow!

Kerry Tour Update

Type of post: Choir news item
Posted By: Catherine Doherty
Status: Current
Date Posted: Mon, 7 Dec 2020
Despite our best efforts to keep the tour on the calendar with a new date in 2021, we have finally had to admit that the double whammy of Covid and Brexit means it isn't going to happen.

We really, really hope to be able to put this on in 2022.
Meanwhile you may want to put a reminder in your diary for the weekend of 26th-29th March 2021 to Drink Guinness, Sing Songs and Have Fun.
Maybe we can organise some sort of e-tour...
Anyone feeling creative?

Enfield Choral Society Virtual Christmas Concert

7:30pm, Sat, 19 Dec 2020

  • Event Details
  • Type of event: Someone Else's Concert
    Venue: YouTube link will be posted on the web page
      Enfield Choral Society Virtual Christmas Concert

Next term starts on Saturday 16th Jan

Type of post: Choir news item
Posted By: Graeme Proudfoot
Status: Current
Date Posted: Sun, 13 Dec 2020
The first rehearsal next term is going to be Saturday the 16th Jan.

Our current assumption is that we will have to do another complete term with remote rehearsals as the rollout of the vaccine battles against post-Christmas rises in R rates. We'll keep you informed of any changes to that plan.

Repertoire for the Spring term is still being finalised but it is likely to be a mix of old and new, particularly from our standard books:
Encores for Choirs 2
Madrigals and Partsongs
Moses Hogan "Feel The Spirit" books 1 and 2.

James welcomes your suggestions for pieces to work on in 2021, including in particular from the Moses Hogan books. He also mentioned that the feedback on what you liked and what went less well for you was really useful in shaping the sessions, so any more input would be gratefully received.

Colours Quiz Part 2 for sale - cryptic crossword style

Type of post: Other item
Posted By: Jane Johnson
Status: Current
Date Posted: Thu, 3 Dec 2020

Christmas e-Repertoire

Type of post: Choir news item
Posted By: Catherine Doherty
Status: Current
Date Posted: Fri, 30 Oct 2020
Hi there everyone,

Here's a reminder of the music we covered in the e-rehearsals up to Christmas.
Carol of the Bells and Deck the Hall sheet music was distributed to you..
The rest of it is in our standard books as shown, and if it's not in the books then there are PDFs in the Active Songs section (under the MEMBERS menu, and you will need to be logged in).

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, tra la....

Praetorius - Lo, how a rose e'er blooming (OUP - 100 Carols for Choirs)
Assersohn - Deck the Hall and stairs (sheet music/PDF)
Arr. Aylett - White Christmas/Rudolph Medley (PDF)
Gant - Still, still, still (Novello Noel Bk1)
Poston - Jesus Christ the apple tree (OUP - 100 Carols for Choirs)
Joubert - Torches (Carols for Choirs book 1 if you have it, otherwise PDF)
Lassus - La Nuit Froide et Sombre (Madrigals & Partsongs p178)
Arr. Barnard - O Holy Night (PDF)
Leontovitch - Carol of the Bells (sheet music/PDF)
Arr. Willcocks - Good King Wenceslas (OUP - 100 Carols for Choirs)
Arr. Foggitt - Jingle Bell Rock (PDF)
Darke - In the Bleak Midwinter (OUP - 100 Carols for Choirs)
Lauridsen - Sure on this shining night (already in your folder)