Serafine Chamber Choir: Tarney's Magnificat

A Music project London, United Kingdom

To celebrate 50 years of Sing for Pleasure, Serafine chamber choir plan to produce a professional recording of Oliver Tarney's Magnificat

Project aim

To celebrate 50 years of Sing for Pleasure, Serafine chamber choir plan to release a professional recording of Oliver Tarney's Magnificat

About the project

In 2014, choral charity Sing for Pleasure celebrated their 50th year of encouraging people to enjoy choral singing. To mark the anniversary, a new orchestral Magnificat setting was commissioned from Oliver Tarney, and was given its first performance on the 50th Sing for Pleasure Summer School at Keele University in August 2014. You can hear extracts from this first performance by clicking here. This event was momentous for all there - it was a special performance that greatly moved every performer and audience member. Sing for Pleasure is a national charity encouraging better singing in communities, and so to keep in line with this national mission, it seems right that everybody across the country can be involved with SfP's 50 years celebration.

Serafine Chamber Choir want to make a professional recording of Oliver Tarney's Magnificat. A professional recording would allow everyone to share in this wonderful work, and would help to mark the celebration of Sing for Pleasure's 50 years of nurturing better singing for choirs across the country. 

Serafine Chamber Choir is an ensemble formed of young conductors from across the UK. We are planning to record with professional orchestra Silk Street Sinfonia. If we reach our target, the recording will be produced in late May 2015 in the glorious acoustics of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Clapham. 

For this project to happen, we need your support. The singers are performing voluntarily, but there is still a considerable cost to get them together in London. Orchestra members will be paid for their time, and we will require recording engineers, technicians and producers to capture the music we create. After the recording, we need to meet the cost of producing the finished product. 

It was a magical performance in Keele in 2014 with Sing for Pleasure, and a professional recording of Tarney's remarkable Magnificat will be a fitting tribute to Sing for Pleasure's 50-year history, as well as an exciting way to propell the charity into it's next 50 years. 

Please, help Serafine to make this project possible, and to bring this remarkable choral work to the masses.

Thank you.