GBRT Sax Choir

Calling all saxophonists – this is your opportunity to rehearse and perform with like-minded musicians of all ages in the first permanent sax choir in Leicestershire!


Musical Director: Tony Rifugiato

Tony Rifugiato, who started his musical life as a cornet player, is a highly experienced Musical Director and musician whose work encompasses many musical styles. In 1983, at the age of 22, he set up Mel-Tone, a musical instrument retail business in Melton Mowbray, which ran successfully for 29 years. Mel-Tone was a centre of excellence for music, an important aspect of which was its Music School which over the years trained thousands of aspiring musicians, many of whom went on to be professional players. Tony is now concentrating on Musical Direction, performance and tuition.

His first foray into conducting was in 1991 when he set up his own orchestra in Melton Mowbray. From this he was approached by a local operatic society to act as their Musical Director which has led him to become a familiar name across the East Midlands, waving the baton for many of the leading groups in the region. His theatre credits range from Puccini operas to modern “jukebox” musicals such as Disco Inferno.  Known for his dynamic approach and attention to detail, he has extensive experience with musical productions, orchestras, brass bands, wind bands and jazz & swing bands.


Booking GBRT Sax Choir

If you would like to book the GBRT Sax Choir for an event, simply send us an email with the date, time, duration and brief description of the event that you would the group for and we will contact you to discuss the details.


Open to saxophonists of all ages, whether school age or adult, you simply need to be able to read music fluently and be of a minimum Grade 4 standard.


When And Where?

Second, fourth and occasionally fifth Sundays of each month, in term time, from 10am to 12pm at Great Bowden Village Hall near Market Harborough.


GBRT Sax Choir 2019 Rehearsal Dates

GBRT Sax Choir 2020 Rehearsal Dates


What Does It Cost?

Full-time students £35 per term / Adults £45 per term which includes venue hire, tuition and refreshments.

Please use the bank details on the Rehearsal Dates Schedule above to set-up a Standing Order into the GBRT account on the dates specified.


How Do I Join?

Simply complete our online registration form and we will contact you to let you know if a place is available.

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