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Amabile Choirs

Piccolo Amabile

Piccolo Amabile, for girls and boys aged 4-7, started in 2002 and provides the foundations of musical training for our youngest singers. Our role is to foster a life-long love of singing and passion for choral music.


Rehearsals incorporate musicianship and ear training using Kodaly and Dalcroze principles, learning challenging repertoire while having a whole heap of fun. Many of our Piccolo singers progress through all our choirs and some are still singing in Sempre Amabile!

Kate Thomas

Piccolo Amabile Musical Director

Kate Thomas is a singer, double bassist and pianist. A graduate of Edinburgh University, Kate was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre and National Children’s Orchestra. Performing highlights include a tour of The Magic Flute in the Occupied Palestinian territories and orchestral performances in the Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House. After spending ten years in London as an organist, choir master and school music teacher, Kate is now living in Kendal and teaches singing and music in local schools both privately and with the Cumbria Music Service. Kate trained with Lucinda Geoghegan in the Kodaly methodology and Caroline Lumsden in Musicland early year’s pedagogy and is passionate about developing musicianship in children.

Kate Thomas - Musical Director for Piccolo Amabile

Join Piccolo Amabile

Please get in touch if you'd like to join, or if you'd like to know more about our choirs. 

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