Congratulations to Neil!
WCS MD appointed Chorus Director for BBCSC Find out more...
Sonoro, the professional chamber choir set up by our very own Neil & Michael, has already attracted attention and critical acclaim for its warm tone, rich blend of colours and vibrancy in performance in its short life so far. It is made up of some of the country’s finest professional choral singers who are also soloists in their own right. The choir’s unmistakably rich and full sound has been realised by allowing each singer to be free to use all of his or her voice, matched with careful blending, creating warmth and resonance. ‘Sonoro’ in Italian means ‘sonorous, voices that are rich and full’ and the choir lives up to that name with a distinctive sound.
Sonoro's next major step is to record this sound on CD so as to get to a wider audience. Recordings are expensive so the choir is taking the step of seeking your support to help them in this endeavour by using what is termed as crowdfunding. For those unfamiliar with the concept it is a way of raising finance by asking a large number of people each for a small amount of money rather than the other way around. If you've been to one of Sonoro's concerts you'll be aware of just how good they are. If you would like to find out more about the project and maybe consider being one of the many to pledge some money, no matter how much or how little, then please go to the choir's page on the Crowdfunder website and have a read through the information there.
The first recording will contain music by modern composers Sir James MacMillan and Frank Martin. See below for a message of support from James MacMillan.
The total amount required is £6000 and, at the time of writing, they are over 50% of the way to their target with a cut-off date in early December. If you do pledge some money then, depending on how much you pledge, you may get some 'reward' back as a thank you. All the details are on the web page.