The Amici Chamber Choir was established in 1986 by Nigel Springthorpe with the aim that experienced and enthusiastic amateur singers could enjoy performing music to a high standard.
During its history, Amici has had six musical directors, Nigel Springthorpe, Gary Peacock, Jeremy Haneman, David Gould, Rebecca Lodge and currently Paul Jeanes. The choir was proud to celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2016 with an acclaimed performance of the Brahms Requiem at St James’ Church, Piccadilly, conducted by Rebecca Lodge.
The choir draws its members from across north and west London and consists of about 30 singers. It currently performs regular concerts in Pinner and central London. The repertoire covers both sacred and secular works, from Renaissance to music of the present day.
There are also other opportunities to sing in other parts of the country, and over recent years the choir has sung in Dorset, Hertfordshire, Devon, Suffolk, Birmingham and Wales.
In May 2010 some members of the choir took part in a performance of Mahler's Resurrection Symphony with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, conducted by Marin Alsop. In 2013 members sang for the Queen during her Diamond Jubilee celebrations and in May 2016 the choir went on tour to Holland with Hillingdon Choral Society. Some members of the choir are joining Hillingdon Choral Society again in May 2024 on a tour to Belgium.
As well as regular concerts in Pinner and central London, the choir goes on occasional tours to other parts of the UK and abroad.
Our repertoire is always interesting and eclectic and has included Haydn’s Te Deum, Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam by Benjamin Britten and the Te Deum and Jubilate by Herbert Howells as well as works by Palestrina, Tallis and Byrd.
2016 - Haarlem and Utrecht, Holland
2007 - Machynlleth, Powys, Wales:
2005 - Dartmouth, Devon
2003 - Provence, France
2001 - Budapest, Hungary
1999 - Paris, France