Welcome back to the page for the Reading Chorale. Choir projects are temporarily on hold - watch this space or check email for future events.

 

 St Nicolas, November 2015

St Nicolas, November 2015

£2350 WAS RAISED FOR THE LAST READING CHORALE PROJECT - THANK YOU TO ALL INVOLVED.

Click here to see the crowdfunding page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1729370177/come-and-sing-free-festive-workshop-with-reading-c

 Reading Chorale on Saturday 22nd February with Tom Little, Isolde Roxby and Angus McPhee

Reading Chorale on Saturday 22nd February with Tom Little, Isolde Roxby and Angus McPhee

  Reading Chorale performing Stainer's Crucifixion, March 2013

Reading Chorale performing Stainer's Crucifixion, March 2013

Amber founded the Reading Chorale in 2013 in order to provide an opportunity for local singers and students to come together to perform classic choral repertoire.  It is unusual because the choir come and sing works from scratch without singing alongside another choir.  The projects consist of learning the repertoire in workshops and sectionals during the day, with an informal performance in the evening.

The focus is on the singers enjoying learning new music and singing with other like-minded people.  John Stainer's Crucifixion was our first project on 23rd March 2013.  The choir was 50-strong and singers included students from local schools and singers from other local choirs, including the Reading Lunchtime Choir, Twyford Singers, the APO Choir, St Peter’s Church Earley, the Erleigh Cantors, the Reading Bach Choir, Bel Canto Chorus, A440, Pangbourne Choral Society and Wokingham Choral Society. The choir has expanded in its recent projects and totaled 87 for the Vivaldi Gloria project last October.

Comments from singers:

"I thoroughly enjoyed the whole exercise and the whole event was brilliantly smooth in execution." - Clive

"Thank you for running such a successful workshop and performance on Saturday.  We enjoyed working with you, and felt that the performance at the end was good and satisfying.  We have never heard the organ part played so expressively – it added so much to our understanding of the music.  We were also impressed by the quality of the soloists’ interpretation.  Please pass on our thanks and appreciation to them." - Sue and Peter

"Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed being part of the choir today - wow, the power of all those voices - found it all very moving." - Rosemary

Reading Chorale's next project will be on Saturday 7 November 2015.
For more information about the choir please email ReadingChorale@gmail.com

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