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.