The mission is simple ...... to sing music to the highest possible standard, to entertain and inspire audiences, and above all….....have fun whilst doing it!
Since its first meeting, Choros Amici (the ‘choir of friends’) has been a very special and individual choir. The singers, all friends of the musical director, Chris Mallinson, come from all over England – Stratford to Sheffield, Leeds to London and all places in between– and meet for occasional rehearsal weekends to work hard, laugh hard and play hard. Amici is, above all, a‘family’ with the shared goal of having a good time whilst performing music to an exceptional standard.
The choir has built an international reputation in its twenty years of singing – for the quality of the music, the vitality and communication it brings to performance, and the warmth of its collective personality – entertaining audiences of seventy to more than seventy thousand, indoors and outdoors, from Hyde Park with Pavarotti (July 2001) and Wigmore Hall (June 2003), to Birmingham Symphony Hall (August 2003) and Finlandia Hall (Helsinki, July 2009), from village churches to city squares around Europe.
Concerts and recitals have been made for BBC radio and television, including a special edition of Songs of Praise from Castle Howard, along with CD recordings of the choir doing what it does best – singing live to entertain and inspire others to enjoy and participate in the joys of choral music. Whether in a medieval town square, church, concert hall, an outdoor arena or an underground champagne cave, the Choros Amici ‘family’ mission remains the same :
to sing music to the highest possible standard,
to entertain and inspire audiences,
and above all…
.....have fun whilst doing it!