The Sinfonia Chorale supports NCYP
As part of our mission to interact with and support local communities, representatives from Sinfonia Chorale performed a medley of Christmas songs, ably assisted by many enthusiastic members from Notts Clubs for Young People - the Chorale's chosen charity for this year.
This heart-warming event took place in the foyer of ASDA, West Bridgford, much to the delight of the Christmas shoppers who were very generous with their donations.
The Charity was amazed with the amount raised and this, along with the retiring collection from our concert at West Bridgford Methodist Church, will go towards purchasing music equipment for therapeutic use.
The Sinfonia Chorale
We have been greatly saddened by the death of Tom Zadik, one of Sinfonia Chorale's most loyal members.
Tom had been a member of the Choir for many years and had served as treasurer as well as being responsible for setting up the mailing list and the original website several years ago. He was also very involved in the organisation of the Choir's trips abroad.
Music was one of Tom's great passions - even during his illness he continued to make music and attend rehearsals. Besides possessing a fine singing voice he played the viola regularly with friends and was a member of the Djanogly Community Orchestra. He was also a composer and many of you will remember his interesting and well researched talks at our "Come and Sing" events.
In 2011, Sinfonia Chorale and the Derwent Singers from Derby jointly performed the magnificent Te Deum by the 18th century Portuguese composer Antonia Teixeira. The music was held by the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. Unfortunately, it was discovered that many parts of the modern edition made in the 1980's by Christopher Bochmann had been lost and so Tom headed a small group from both choirs who transcribed and re-edited the work to produce what was essentially a new edition of the piece. It was largely due to Tom's patience and perseverance that the task was completed.
Tom was a very modest man who never sought the limelight. He was a good friend who was always willing to "go the extra mile".
Although he will be sorely missed his legacy lives on through the music which he composed.
Sinfonia Chorale become a FLASHMOB at Tesco!
On Saturday 22nd November, almost half of the Sinfonia Chorale, together with their intrepid Director Richard Roddis, braved the challenges thrown down by the tramworks in Beeston and assembled at Tesco and became a FLASHMOB promoting their forthcoming concert of Handel's Messiah at Christ Church Chilwell.
Fortunately, or unfortunately depending on your point of view, iPads, iPods, even cameras etc were there to record this auspicious event for posterity - here's one of the very first submitted for public consumption!