Amici Voices was founded in 2012 for a performance of Bach’s John Passion. Born as an opportunity for some of the best young voices in the UK to experience first-hand the world of professional consort work, the singers are united by their drive to continue to create their “truly wonderful sound” (Daily Telegraph).
At home in the repertoire of the German Baroque, Amici Voices regularly perform Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Mass in B minor and both Passions in their characteristic small-voice formation and last year they recorded their first CD of Bach’s music: a programme of Lenten Cantatas and the motet Komm, Jesu komm, which is due for release in the coming year. Their first CD, of music from the time of the Battle of Agincourt, was recorded thanks to a generous grant from the Agincourt 600 Commemorative Fund and is available as a free CD or download via the group’s website.
Recent concert highlights include Buxtehude Membra Jesu nostri with St James’ Baroque; Schein Israelsbrünnlein at the St Albans International Organ Festival; Bach John Passion with Northampton Philharmonic Choir; Rossini Petite messe solennelle with the Carillon Chamber Choir; Bach B minor mass with St Albans Chamber Choir; performances of motets by JS and JC Bach in Slovakia; and Bach Jesu, meine freude as featured performers at the London Bach Society 70th Anniversary Concert at St George’s, Hanover Square.
Amici Voices are extremely grateful for the support they have received from their audiences in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. The town has been a home for the group since its foundation, providing a vital local platform that has allowed its development from a young student group to the world of professional music making. We are particularly indebted to our principal sponsor, Mr Jan Telensky, and to The Williams Church Music Trust.