Sonoro, Choral Inspirations Workshop

Join us for a singing workshop day with professional chamber choir, Sonoro.

For their Choral Inspirations project, Sonoro have commissioned six composers to each write a work inspired by a ‘choral classic’. The composers are Rebecca Dale, Michael Higgins, Cecilia McDowall, Oliver Tarney, Gareth Treseder and Errollyn Wallen.

The new commissions, inspired by the music of Franck, Brahms, Lotti, Elgar, J. S. Bach and Mozart, have all been written at a suitable level for amateur choirs, without being simplistic.

Spend a day with conductor Neil Ferris, professional singers from Sonoro and the University of Reading choirs to sing choral classics and explore their newly-composed partner pieces by some of today’s top composers.

Edward Elgar/Oliver Tarney The Spirit of the Lord
W. A. Mozart/Errollyn Wallen  Ave verum corpus
César Franck/Rebecca Dale Panis Angelicus
Antonio Lotti Crucifixus a 8/Cecilia McDowall Crucifixus Re-Imagined
Johannes Brahms Geistliches Lied/Michael Higgins See, I am God
J. S. Bach/Gareth Treseder Jesu, joy of our desiring

This workshop has been designed to both challenge and inspire confidence, and participants will receive expert advice on vocal techniques and interpretation.

Participants will be supported by Sonoro singers on each voice part but some experience of reading music is required.

There will be an informal public performance at 5:30pm performed by Sonoro, University of Reading choirs and workshop participants.

Please note that participants in the workshop must be over the age of 18.

This workshop is made possible by the kind donation of The Rozanda Trust, in memory of Guy Haworth.


Saturday 11th March 2023
10.30am – 4.30pm Workshop
5.30pm Performance

The Great Hall
University of Reading
London Road Campus


Tickets – Workshop Participation (including performance)
£20 Full
£10 Student

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£7 Student

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