The Birds and the Bees
Amici Chamber Choir requests the pleasure of your company in Pinner
Parish Church, on Saturday 27th June at 7.30, for our annual summer extravaganza. On offer this year is an
astonishingly wide range of choral amusements, from early madrigals to the very contemporary, as well as readings (and jazz
settings) from the timeless poetry of Shakespeare. We are proud to present our colourful aviary, full of
common and not-so common birds, including a Suffolk owl, a silver swan, three ravens, some rather irritating canaries, and
the ever-popular bluebird. We also have on display our seasonal menagerie, stocked this year with exotic and not-so
exotic animals, including a panther, a cow and a kangaroo (do please watch out for boomerangs).
We look forward very much to welcoming you in Pinner
on 27th June. Please arrive prepared for a warm and relaxed summer evening (refreshments, alcoholic and non-alcoholic,
will be available for purchase; dress code casual; insect repellent is optional).
Tickets for this concert are available on the door, or in advance
Our next concerts:
Pinner Parish Church - Saturday 27th June 2015, 7.30 pm
"The Birds and the Bees" ..and some Shakespeare ...and a sprinkling of jazz
conductor: Rebecca Lodge
Harrow School Speech Room - Saturday 24th October 2015,
Voices for Hospices event for St. Luke's Hospice (Amici is participating with 10 other choirs)
St James's Piccadilly - Saturday 21st November 2015, 7.30 pm
Petite Messe solennelle
Watford - Saturday 12th December 2015, 6.30 pm
Carols and Christmas readings
|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.