Amici Cantate Concert:
Together in Song
Saturday 24 March
Celebrating the joy of beautiful and uplifting music together
We were delighted to welcome the Amici Cantate Choir to St Andrew’s for an evening of wonderful music. The concert was part of a series of Lent Events taking place at Hertford Churches and raised £695 for Christian Aid.
Conductor: John Tripp
Accompanist: Michael Smith
Percussionist: Graham Instrall
Choral music spanning 500 years
Amici Cantate performed a splendid selection of choral music spanning nearly 500 years, from Palestrina, Monteverdi and Purcell through spirituals and musical theatre by Hogan and Loesser, to contemporary works by Lauridsen, Jenkins, Gjeilo and more, featuring the wide variety of musical styles for which Amici Cantate has become well known.
Amici Cantate Choir
Amici Cantate is a Bishop's Stortford-based choir made up of parents and friends of students in the renowned Cantate youth choir. It was formed in 2005 by Cantate Founder Director Michael Kibblewhite at the request of many music-loving parents who wanted to come together for occasional rehearsals and sing together in the Cantate spirit.
The choir is well known for its broad, eclectic repertoire, spanning several centuries and from all parts of the world.
They have toured Spain, singing in the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostella, Italy, including an appearance in St. Mark's Venice and a joint concert with the Coro Santa Maria Maddelena in Desanzano, and Belgium, singing in Brussels, Blankenburge and at the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate. In November 2010 Amici Cantate performed at the St Andrew's Festival in Scotland. Amici Cantate normally performs 3-4 concerts a year, often on behalf of local charities, and aims to undertake one foreign tour a year.
Find out more about Amici Cantate by looking at their website or Facebook page.