Who We are

Outstandingly refreshing.” BBC Music Magazine

Sonoro, founded in 2016 by Neil Ferris and Michael Higgins, has attracted attention for its warm tone, rich blend of colours and vibrancy in performance. ‘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 rich, robust texture, abundant in vibrant colour and undoubted excitement.” The Guardian

Sonoro have performed at major national and international festivals and venues including the London Chamber Music Society series at Kings Place, the Wimbledon International Music Festival, the St Magnus International Festival, Orkney and in St Gallen, Switzerland.

A huge dynamic and expressive range.” Gramophone

Sonoro’s debut album Passion and Polyphony featuring works of James MacMillan and Frank Martin was released in March 2018 to critical acclaim. Their recent album Christmas with Sonoro was named BBC Music Magazine’s 2018 ‘Christmas Choice’.

Classical concerts seldom feel so downright uplifting.” The Scotsman

Upcoming plans include their Choral Inspirations project, with a major tour of workshops and concerts around the UK. Sonoro has commissioned six composers to each write a new work based on a ‘choral classic’. These pieces, written at a level that choirs everywhere will be able to sing, will be recorded alongside their ‘choral classic’ and released online.


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Individual Giving Membership

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.

Cecilia McDowall
Will Todd

Lynda Beament
Steve Chevis
Monica Darnbrough
Neil Dennis
Phil & Viv Ferris
Peter Hickson
Virginia Learmond

Anne Edwards
Isla Smith
Laura Stewart

Helen Edwards
Sarah Hendry
Claire Jamieson
Margaret & Oscar Lewisohn
Cecilia McDowall
Elizabeth Neale
Debbie Reddy
Sarah Skan
Carole Teacher
Libby Tomlinson
Diana Tsung
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.

Lynne Addison
Dr Peter Bennett
John Bicknell
Stephen Bourne
Jane Bradbury
Jo & Gavin Buchan
Mary Buckley
Janet Cameron
Jane Church
Nicola Cloutman
Christine Denwood
Christian Dingwall
Christine Evans
Jonathan Fisher
Dr Sally Flew
Liz Heathfield
Gill Manning
Damian O'Malley
Peter O’Toole
Alex Peake
Alistair Pirie
Marion Renault
Tilly Richardson
Allan Rippon
Patricia Small
Dr B. Sofaer-Bennett
Colleen Spalding
Paul Spicer
Paula & Pete Stone
Peter Townsend

Marcus Beale Architects
The French Polishing Company

Friends of Sonoro

  • Friends

    £100 a year (or £10 pcm)

    • Advance information about our concerts and CD releases
    • Priority booking for selected self-promoted concerts
    • Recognition of your support on our website and in print
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  • Silver Friends

    £250 a year (or £25 pcm)

    In addition, all of our Silver Friends receive:

    • Exclusive invitations to open rehearsals and receptions
    • A complimentary concert programme for all self-promoted performances
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  • Gold Friends

    £500 a year (or £50 pcm)

    In addition, all of our Gold Friends receive:

    • A complimentary copy of all new Sonoro CD releases
    • Two complimentary tickets per year to a self-promoted concert of your choice
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  • Patrons

    £1000 a year (or £100 pcm)

    In addition, all of our Patrons receive:

    • Exclusive invitations to recording sessions
    • An invitation to our annual dinner and drinks reception
    • Six complimentary tickets per year to self-promoted concerts
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  • Young Friends

    £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.

    • 2-for-1 ‘bring a friend’ tickets to self-promoted concerts (friends under 25 only)
    • Exclusive behind the scenes access to selected rehearsals
    • A complimentary concert programme for all self-promoted performances
    • Advance information about our concerts and CD releases
    • Priority booking for selected Sonoro self-promoted concerts
    • A subscription to our e-newsletter, including behind the scenes content
    • Recognition of your support on our website and in print
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