End of an Era
Following our successful Christmas Concerts in 2021 our Musical Director, Jonathan Hill, announced his retirement. Jonathan had been the first and only MD since Tarantara was formed in 2003. Jonathan has been an inspirational leader over this time and is responsible for the success of the Choir, both in terms of quality of performance and the enjoyment of audiences and singers alike. During his reign, the Choir has more than doubled in size and has raised considerable sums of money for charities and organisations across the Midlands and beyond. The Choir’s varied repertoire, developed by Jonathan, has proved popular with its audiences over the last 19 years and has become one of the unique features of Tarantara. The Choir is hugely grateful for his dedicated service during this time not only rehearsing and conducting the Choir, but also composing musical arrangements for us. As our twentieth year approaches, one chapter closes and another opens and we are fortunate to be able to welcome Linnea Markgren as our Acting Musical Director. We look forward to the further development of the Choir under her direction.