Music at GMC
2008 Silton Singers' Spring Concert
SONIA BOOTH began singing in her late twenties with a choir in Shaftesbury, and soon started taking lessons with local singing teacher Charles Hetherington, and in London with Judith Sheridan.
Living in the Wiltshire village of Stourton, Sonia soon became established with local musical groups and church choirs and as soloist in well-received musical productions. She has built a fine reputation and this year was awarded the May King Memorial Trophy at the Mid Somerset Music Festival in Bath, for outstanding singer in the art song classes.
THE SILTON SINGERS are an SATB choir and welcome singers of all ages and abilities – some of them are confident music readers, whilst others are not. The primary aim of the choir is to foster in all members, and their audiences, a love of choral music.
The choir’s repertoire is varied, and they perform both sacred and secular music. Works performed recently include Faure “Requiem”, Stainer “Crucifixion”, Sanders “Reproaches”, Woods “Passion of St.Mark”, the Mozart “Coronation Mass” and Vivaldi “Credo”. They also put on themed concerts such as Shakespeare in Song and Songs from the Heart – a selection of English Romantic Partsongs.
Gillingham Methodist Church is very grateful for their continued performances and loyal support of the Church.