North London Chorus To Honor Late Soprano Sally Silver

By David Salazar

The North London Chorus is set to honor the late Sally Silver at a concert on March 9, 2019 in an effort to raise funds to support Brain Tumour Research.

Silver was a South African soprano who won the 2016 L’Académie Du Disque Lyrique’s Orphée D’Or and was a regular performer with such organizations as London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Symphony Orchestra. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor and passed in late 2018.

She was a major patron of the North London Chorus.

“We were devastated to hear that Sally passed away. She appeared with us many times as a soprano soloist between 2003 and 2017, and shortly after her brain tumour diagnosis in spring 2017, she became Patron of the newly-formed Friends of North London Chorus,” Murray Hipkin, musical director at North London Chorus, said in a press release. “Despite her illness, she even gave a performance of Mozart at the launch. Sally was also a generous supporter of the choir, appearing at fundraising events and even sponsoring a young soloist on one occasion. She will be greatly missed.”

Brain Tumour Research is the only national charity in the United Kingdom that is dedicated to raising funds to continue and sustain research on the subject of brain tumors.