St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall
Neil Ferris, conductor
Sonoro, one of the UK’s most impressive professional chamber choirs founded in 2016 by Neil Ferris and Michael Higgins, has attracted critical acclaim for its warmth of tone, rich blend of colours and vibrancy in performance.
“…vividly exciting and vibrantly thrilling…” Planet Hugill
Sonoro’s distinctive sound has propelled the ensemble to secure engagements from some of the UK's most prestigious venues and promoters, including the London Chamber Music Series at Kings Place, and the Wimbledon International Music Festival. Sonoro has also performed live on BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’ and been featured on London Live television.
“It was thrilling to hear the singers […] bringing such a range of timbre and dynamics to the performance.” Choir & Organ
The choir’s unmistakably rich and full sound has been realised by allowing each singer to be free to use all of their voice, matched with careful blending, 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.
“Sonoro aims to produce an inviting, rich timbre and pretty much perfectly achieved this […] I have no doubt that Sonoro is going places.” Classical Source
Neil Ferris, conductor
Sonoro with St Magnus Festival Chorus
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
Dr Sally Flew
Dr B. Sofaer-Bennett
Paula & Pete Stone
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.