The International Staff Songsters (ISS), led by Dorothy Nancekievill, is the premier choir of The Salvation Army. Their first performance was at the Fairfield Halls in March 1980.
They are delighted to be supported at their 40th birthday gala concert by:
Singer and broadcaster Aled Jones MBE
Pianist Robert Clark who is Head of Music Staff for The Royal Ballet
The Ascalon Sinfonietta
The ISS has a wide repertoire featuring music by composers from The Salvation Army and artists such as Eric Whitacre, Mark Hayes, Will Todd and Sir John Tavener. Profits from recordings and performances support the work of The Salvation Army.
The Songsters reach thousands of people via TV and radio appearances, and in concerts all over the world: from singing in cathedrals, community halls, slums and squatter camps, to concert venues and every Christmas-time at the Royal Albert Hall. Global tours include the United States of America, Canada, Argentina, Uruguay, Scandinavia, Estonia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Australia and New Zealand.
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Designed as a scaled down version of the Royal Festival Hall, (both venues shared the same acoustic consultant, Hope Bagenal), our Concert Hall is recognised internationally for its fantastic and bright acoustics and has “…some of the finest acoustics in Europe” as stated by renowned conductor Leopold Stokowski.
The Phoenix Concert Hall will once again play host to the London Mozart players as resident Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra.
Phoenix Pianos are a British company that pride themselves on leading the piano manufacture industry with new, high-end piano technologies.
Founder and Chairman, Richard Dain, is a man of impressive engineering pedigree and tireless vision, who in the early 2000s began to combine his passion for pianos and music with his wide-ranging engineering skills.
A series of ground-breaking innovations have led to the most technologically advanced pianos in the world.
The Phoenix mission is twofold:
Phoenix instruments benefit from:
The installation of a fleet of Phoenix instruments in the Fairfield Halls, and their sponsoring of the Phoenix Academy, represent a very special moment for both piano design and manufacture, and for this premier venue.