Charity Commission Registration Number: 1087409
Cantores is a local friendly choir based in Lyminge, Kent of members with mixed singing ability. Founded in 1979, Cantores is an independently run choir with charitable status.
We have a long and varied history and over the years have built up a good reputation in the local areas, combining high standards with a warm and friendly social life. Cantores was 36 years old in July 2015 and we continue to build our membership which is now 47 members - (22 Sops, 13 Altos, 6 Tenors and 6 Basses).
Our Musical Director and Committee endeavour to plan programmes which helps to promote musical variety, growth and development and which is within the capabilities of the group. Members should be prepared to attend weekly rehearsals and concerts throughout the year. We have events planned a year in advance - see our upcoming events page for more information.
We are extremely fortunate to have a highly qualified and experienced Musical Director, Adrian Bawtree who has made a significant improvement to the choir since joining us in September 2011. Adrian makes rehearsal so much fun and seems to get the best out of everyone with their singing.
We present three main concerts and one or two carol concerts a year. Spring and Autumn concerts are a blend of religious and secular music, demonstrating the choir's versatility with summer concerts offering a more light hearted programme of music with much audience participation and fun for all. Our Carol Concerts are held in local churches at Christmas. We also sing at weddings by appointment.
We make donations to our chosen charity which is different each year - see our Charities Gallery for more information. The Lyminge Prom is now an annual event and we have very much enjoyed this joint community venture working together with the Lyminge Village Hall Committee. A substantial amount of money has been raised over the past four years for the Village Hall maintenance fund.
We have undertaken several tours both at home and in Europe. In 2001 the choir hosted an exchange visit by Coro Vetta, a male voice choir from Ponte-in-Valtellina in the Italian Alps. The two choirs performed three concerts in Dover, Egerton and Wye. Cantores spent a week in Italy in 2002 and performed in four highly successful concerts.
We always give new singers a warm welcome.
Can you sing - have you ever sung in a choir?
Would you like to learn some new techniques?
Would you like to join a local choir?
At this present time tenors and basses are welcome immediately, and we hold a waiting list for sopranos and altos.
Regular rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm - 9:30pm at Lyminge School, Church Road, Lyminge, Nr. Folkestone, Kent.
Cantores Committee 2017-2018
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