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Sonoro, the exceptional new professional chamber choir, has attracted attention for its warm tone, rich blend of colours and vibrancy in performance. Sonoro is made up of some of the country’s finest professional choral singers who are also soloists in their own right.

“...vividly exciting and vibrantly thrilling...” Planet Hugill

Founded in February 2016 by Artistic Directors Neil Ferris and Michael Higgins, Sonoro’s distinctive sound has already propelled the ensemble to secure important 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.

The choir’s unmistakably full, rich and essentially European 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

In its first season, Sonoro has established a diverse London concert series, with a sell-out debut at St Martin in the Fields, performances of the ‘French Romantics’, Martin’s devotional and intimate ‘Mass for Double Choir’ and Rachmaninov’s monumental ‘Vespers’.


  • 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

    Dove I am the day
    MacMillan O radiant dawn
    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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