Rachel Selleck - Soprano
Mandy Mcleod - Mezzo-soprano
Janet Cole - Alto
John Crossman - Tenor
George Clifford - Baritone, director
Mark Ellis - Bass
We are a group of friends who enjoy singing together. The group was established in 2011 as a quintet called '5 in a Bar' specifically to perform a Christmas concert in Sackville College, East Grinstead. This proved very successful and we have been invited back each year by popular demand. We have also put on concerts at St Swithun's church in East Grinstead. Since the early days our line-up has varied in personnel and number so we became Cantu Amici (singing friends)! Members of the group are all singers in a variety of choirs locally and in London. Our repertoire ranges from ancient to modern, serious to fun!
Our director, George Clifford, is a professional baroque violinist who plays regularly with ensembles such as the English Concert, Classical Opera, the Hanover Band and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He has been a keen singer since joining his local parish church choir at the age of seven and has had singing tuition from Peter Long (Director of Music, St Clement Danes Church, London) and Glenville Hargreaves (Royal Academy of Music).