Saturday 4th May 2019 : 7.30pm

Amity Singers, with a number of guest singers, participated in the  2019 Jersey Festival Choir Spring Concert at St Helier Methodist Centre.

The link to the relevant Festival Choir website page is here

The Jersey Evening Post review was done by Rod McLoughlin and can be found here

The programme can be downloaded here and here.

Amity performed the following pieces:

Veni Sancte Spiritus

Mark G. Sirett

Wade in the water

Arranged by Mark Hayes

Open Thou Mine Eyes

John Rutter

Amity Singers: Conductor Elizabeth Farnon and pianist Louise Risby

Amity also performed in Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light: A Requiem by singing Revelation - Factum est silentium, Revelation - Tum angelus tertius clanxit and during the final section In Paradisum.

For fuller details of the concert, click here

Monday 17th June 2019

On a beautiful Summer’s evening on a Monday night, we had our closing event of the group’s year when we said goodbye to one of our singers, Alistair, as he moved back to the UK for his work.

The Jersey Academy of Music kindly welcomed us to use their premises where we were able to sing in the chapel and concert room and enjoy a light supper together using the kitchen facilities.

The following pieces were sung;


Wondrous Love

Parce Domine

El Grillo  

Sing Joyfully

Tebe Poyem

Ubi Caritas

Veni Sancte Spiritus

Concert Room


My Lagan Love

Il est bel et bon  


My Spirit sang all day


Wade in the water

Ticket to Ride

The way we were

Everytime we say ‘Goodbye’

Friday 6th December
A Christmas Concert in aid of Kairos Arts was enjoyed by a good audience at St Helier Methodist Centre on Friday 6th December. Mince pies, shortbread biscuits and tasty alcohol-free drinks were enjoyed before the concert, served by the supporters of Kairos Arts.

One person who attended said “It was a lovely concert with a lot of Seasonal reflection, good choice of music and creativity which I really enjoyed”

One highlight was when Liz Shea (soprano) and Jean Hall (oboe) joined the group to perform “The Shepherds Sing”

The total raised on the night was around £700 despite the bad weather on the evening which probably affected the number attending.


Sarum chant (Processional - from Salisbury Pre-Reformation)
I wonder as I wander
(Appalachian folk carol Arr A. Carter)
It came upon a midnight clear (North American tune)
Hodie Christus natus (Sweelinck)
The Shepherds Sing-(Chilcott music: George Herbert)
Bethlehem Down
(Peter Warlock music: Bruce Blunt poem)
Riu riu chiu (Spanish 16th c. carol)
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day (Grotenhuis)
Away in a manger
Chestnuts roasting (Christmas Song Arr. JF)
Deck the Hall (Trad Welsh carol Arr. D. Willcocks)
In Dulci Jubilo (Arr. Gesius/Bach)
A Christmas Blessing (Philip Stopford)

Thursday 5th December
Amity sang in the United Services Club for the Royal Commonwealth Society (Jersey Branch) Christmas meeting. The choir sang a selection from the 6th Dec programme in one session and led an open session of carol-singing for our second session.

The view out of the window (where we saw the pipe band marching past at one point - the Simply Christmas event was taking place in the Royal Square)