A Concert of Music for Passiontide

The choir sang in St Lawrence Parish Church on March 10th 2016 in a concert for Jersey Hospice.

The concert included Mozart’s Ave Verum, music by Palestrina, Purcell and  a beautiful Requiem by Canadian composer Eleanor Daley with soloists Karen Spencer and William Millow

The concert poster can be seen here


Saturday 25th June to Monday 27th June 2016

The choir visited Coulon in France.

Coulon is a commune in the Deux-Sèvres department in the Poitou-Charentes region in western France which the choir has visited previously and is a town where the choir are very well received. On this occasion the choir sang two concerts; one at Le Vanneau on the Saturday and the second at Coulon with a French choir, Les Chanterelles. The first concert went well and the latter brought a standing ovation from a packed church which brought the weekend to a very pleasing conclusion.

The concert poster can be seen here

A French newspaper review of the concert can be seen online here and downloaded here

The Le Vanneau concert order of music is here

The Coulon concert order of music is here

Les Chanterelles order of music is here

Amity Singers (above and left)

Les Chanterelles (below)

An Amity trip away is not just singing!

Breakfast by the pool at the gite was enjoyable (left)

Boats were hired to explore the water courses of the area

The Church at Le Vanneau (above and right)

The Church at Coulon (left)

At the time of our visit, the annual canoeing festival was taking place where the participants look for clues throughout the waterways -starting around 11pm and going through the night. The sight was a real spectacle.

Wednesday 14th December 2016

Amity sang “A Hymn to the Virgin” by Benjamin Britten with the Jersey Festival Choir in The Festival of Carols at St Thomas’ Church; Amity also sang a solo item “O Radiant Dawn” by James Macmillan. For more details of this concert see here

Thursday 8th December 2016

Amity sang for the National Trust for Jersey Christmas Carol Concert at 16 New Street. The concert was free entry with a retiring collection held at the end of the evening to raise funds for this National Trust restored Georgian house. The programme order can be seen here . The evening was concluded, for those who were able to stay on, with a very pleasant meal at Café JAC at the Arts Centre.

Thursday 1st December 2016

Concert at Georgetown Methodist Church; Amity sang a mixture of both Christmas music and some lighter pieces, the programme order can be seen here. The concert poster can be seen here

The programme featured Grace Garnier on piano playing the following pieces:

Sonata in A Minor KV 310 (1st Movement) by Mozart 

Nocturne in F minor, Op. 55 No. 1 by Chopin

The concert was free entry with a retiring collection in aid of Family Nursing and Home Care Services.