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Sonoro in Italian means ‘sonorous, of voices that are rich and full’. Sonoro promises to live up to that name as a choir with a distinctive and perfectly blended sound.

The professional chamber choir is the brainchild of Neil Ferris, one of the country’s leading choral conductors, and Michael Higgins, a pianist, accompanist, composer and arranger, who have collaborated for several years, developing a mutual respect for each other's work and an instinctive working relationship.

Sonoro is made up of some of the country’s finest professional choral singers who are also soloists in their own right. The choir performs Romantic through to contemporary repertoire, as well as having a natural affinity with the Baroque.

Sonoro’s unmistakably full, rich and essentially European sound has been realised by allowing our singers to be free to use all of their voice, matched with careful blending, creating warmth and resonance.


  • 12

    African Sanctus

    Sacred Heart, Wimbledon

    Fanshawe African Sanctus
    McDowall A Time for all Seasons

  • 25

    O Radiant Dawn
    Music for Advent

    St James's, Piccadilly

    MacMillan O radiant dawn
    Pärt Bogoroditse Devo
    Sandström Es ist ein Ros
    Stanford Magnificat

  • 18

    A Ceremony of Carols

    Kings Place, London

    Britten A Ceremony of Carols
    Holst Ave Maria
    Panufnik Angels Sing!
    Rutter Dancing Day



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How you can support the choir

Would you like to join us on our journey? There are many ways in which you can get involved with Sonoro, either as a Friend, Patron or Benefactor. By becoming an individual supporter, or through corporate sponsorship, you will play a vital role in the choir’s development whilst enjoying many unique benefits appropriate to your level of patronage.

Do you have some spare time and skills that you want to share? If you are interested in volunteering we would welcome your support. 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.

Choose your level of support

  • Friend

    £100 a year (or £10 pcm)

    • Advance information about our concerts and CD releases
    • Priority booking for selected Sonoro self-promoted concerts
    • Acknowledgement of your donation on our website and in print
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  • Silver Friend

    £500 a year (or £50 pcm)

    All Silver Friends receive the Friend benefits plus:

    • Exclusive invitations to open rehearsals and receptions
    • A complimentary concert programme for all Sonoro promoted performances
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  • Gold Friend

    £1000 a year (or £100 pcm)

    All Gold Friends receive the Friend and Silver Friend benefits plus:

    • An invitation to Sonoro’s annual fundraising reception as a special guest
    • A complimentary copy of all new Sonoro CD releases
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  • Patron

    £5000 a year (or £500 pcm)

    All the Friend, Silver Friend and Gold Friend benefits plus:

    • A private performance from selected members of Sonoro
    • An invitation to Sonoro’s annual dinner and drinks reception
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  • Benefactor

    As a Benefactor you may be the primary funder of a new commission for Sonoro, or you might also support a concert or recording project. In addition to the Friend and Patron benefits, Benefactors have the exclusive opportunity to meet and discuss the creative process of a supported project with Sonoro’s artistic team.

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