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Voices and Viols

A golden age of English music spans the late 1500s and early 1600s, whose quality and expressive range is the inspiration for Amici Chamber Choir's next concert on Saturday 27 February . The vocal program mixes secular madrigals and church anthems by Byrd, Gibbons and other great composers of this remarkable age.

We're delighted to be performing again with the Chelys Concert of Viols who will be performing works for viol consort as well as accompanying Amici in some pieces.

We hope you'll join us on 27 February to marvel at the music of England first heard by Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Tickets for this concert are available on the door, or in advance via WeGotTickets.

 

 

Our next concerts: 

Pinner Parish Church - Saturday 27th February 2016, 7.30 pm
Tudor and Jacobean music
with the Chelys Consort of Viols

Pinner Parish Church - Saturday 25th June 2016, 7.30 pm
"An English Country Garden"
conducted by Rebecca Lodge 

 St James's Piccadilly - Saturday 26th November 2016, 7.30 pm
Amici Chamber Choir 30th anniversary
conducted by Rebecca Lodge 

 

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Amici Chamber Choir at Pinner Parish Church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Amici Chamber Choir is based in the Harrow area of northwest London, UK. Around 35 experienced and enthusiastic amateur singers form one of the area's leading chamber choirs. Rehearsals are in Pinner on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm. There are at least three concerts a year, including one in a prestigious Central London venue such as St James's Piccadilly. Most other concerts are in the Harrow area. 

Under the guidance of musical director David Gould, the choir performs a challenging and varied repertoire of choral music and seeks to continually improve its tradition of excellence. The repertoire covers both sacred and secular works, from Renaissance church music and madrigals to music of the present day.

The choir gave the first British performance of CPE Bach’s St Markus Passion at St James’ Church, Piccadilly in March 1988 and the first London performances of JS Bach’s St Mark Passion in St John's, Smith Square in February 1989 and of Gretchaninov's Liturgia Domestica in St James's, Piccadilly in December 1999.

In June 2009, the choir gave the first performance of Blundering Nature by Noah Wilke in Kenton Methodist Church. And in May 2010, 20 members of the choir sang in a performance of Mahler's 2nd Symphony: The Resurrection, with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Marin Alsop - see Reviews.

For a full illustrated history of the choir, please click on the link below.