Kings Place, London
Festive choral favourites including Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols.
“A rich, robust texture, abundant in vibrant colour and undoubted excitement.” The Guardian
Sonoro, one of the UK’s most impressive professional chamber choirs founded in 2016 by Neil Ferris and Michael Higgins, has attracted attention for its warm tone, rich blend of colours and vibrancy in performance.
“A huge dynamic and expressive range.” Gramophone
Sonoro’s distinctive sound has propelled the ensemble to secure engagements at major national and international festivals and venues including the London Chamber Music Series at Kings Place, the Wimbledon International Music Festival, the St Magnus International Festival, Orkney and in St Gallen, Switzerland.
“…vividly exciting and vibrantly thrilling…” Planet Hugill
The choir’s unmistakably rich and full sound has been realised by allowing each singer to be free to use all of their voice. Flexibility is matched by careful attention to blend and nuance, creating warmth and resonance. ‘Sonoro’ in Italian means ‘sonorous, voices that are rich and full’ and Sonoro lives up to that name as a choir with a distinctive and perfectly blended sound.
“A seriously impressive ensemble.” MusicWeb International
Sonoro’s debut album Passion and Polyphony featuring works of James MacMillan and Frank Martin was released on the Resonus Classics label in March 2018 to critical acclaim. Plans for 2018-19 include ‘Sing with Sonoro’ workshops, a return visit to Kings Place, as well as commissioning new music.
“Classical concerts seldom feel so downright uplifting.” The Scotsman
Would you like to join us on our journey? We invite all our supporters to become part of the Sonoro family, a special group of friends who help fund and sustain our work. As a Friend or Patron, you will play a vital role in our future and help us to further our aims and ambitions, whilst getting to know us and receiving a unique insight into the life of the choir.
Phil & Viv Ferris
Margaret & Oscar Lewisohn
Dr Chris Wakelin
Do you have some spare time and skills that you want to share? There are many areas in which you can help: assisting us in organising Friends and fundraising events, helping out on concert nights, or offering your expertise in other ways. If you are interested in volunteering we would welcome your support, please contact our administrator Liz Chapman.
Dr Peter Bennett
Jo & Gavin Buchan
Dr Sally Flew
Dr B. Sofaer-Bennett
Paula & Pete Stone
Collyer Bristow LLP
Marcus Beale Architects
The French Polishing Company
£100 a year (or £10 pcm)
£250 a year (or £25 pcm)
In addition, all of our Silver Friends receive:
£500 a year (or £50 pcm)
In addition, all of our Gold Friends receive:
£1000 a year (or £100 pcm)
In addition, all of our Patrons receive:
£25 a year (or £2.50 pcm) for those aged 25 or below
Young Friends are offered unique behind the scenes access to our rehearsals and opportunities to hear us performing live, whilst also acting as advocates for the choir amongst their peers.