Alfreton Ladies Choir

About Sonara

The vision of Alfreton Ladies Choir was to reflect the changes of the Twenty First Century. To this end a new name was democratically chosen after much deliberation, and a new web site created by Ben Barber. The exciting programmes, concerts and recordings that Sonara are now engaged in confirm that this new image is popular with all.

An all female, non-auditioning choir, we currently rehearse on a Monday evening at 7.15p.m.. The rehearsals are held at the Post Mill Centre, South Normanton, DE55 2EJ. The ladies perform ten concerts a year locally, within the East Midlands and throughout England. Currently we have a twinning arrangement with the Shrewsbury Male Voice Choir and the Bristol Harmony Ladies Choir. We also have regular engagements with local male voice choirs.

Known for the support given to young musicians in our community, the choir under its new name will continue to give them a platform for performing to wider audiences. Many of those who have performed have gone on to study music at Academies and Conservatories.

Sonara will continue the charitable work that it has been previously involved with as the Alfreton Ladies Choir. Over the years vast sums of money has been raised either directly or jointly with other musical groups for such charities as The British Heart Foundation, NSPCC, Derbyshire Association for the Blind and Breast Cancer to name just a few.

The choir can be hired for a variety of events including civic ceremonies, weddings, charity concerts and local music festivals etc. A range of fees are commensurate with the event. These and charity concerts can be negotiated by contacting the chairman.

Sonara is a member of the National Association of Choirs.