Passion & Polyphony - Macmillan And Martin
Making their recording debut on Resonus Classics is Sonoro, one of the UK’s newest and most impressive chamber choirs, founded in 2016 by Neil Ferris and Michael Higgins. Noted for their warmth of tone, rich blend of colours and vibrancy in performance, for their first recording Sonoro presents sacred music by Frank Martin and James MacMillan, with a programme featuring Martin’s iconic Mass for Double Choir and a selection of works from MacMillan’s considerable contribution to the choral repertoire, including his powerful setting of the Miserere. Sonoro’s distinctive sound has propelled the ensemble to secure engagements from some of the UK’s most prestigious venues and promoters, including the London Chamber Music Series at King’s 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 rich and full sound has been realized by allowing each singer to be free to use all of their voice, matched with careful blending, creating warmth and resonance.