CHOIRS from across Reading are invited to send their entries in for the Mayor’s annual singing competition.
Let’s Sing 2018 is a showcase for local amateur choirs, with the final taking place at the Hexagon theatre on 1st March.
The contest is divided into the three categories of Junior Choirs (under 12s), Youth Choirs (under 18s) and Community Choirs.
Entrants from the greater Reading area can complete an online form and link to a video of their choir performing a song either on YouTube or Facebook.
Alternatively, a CD or MP3 of a performance can be sent to: The Mayor’s Parlour, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2LU.
The closing date for entries is Monday 12th February 2018.
A panel of judges, including Reading Mayor, Cllr Rose Williams, will select six entrants from each category to take part in the final in front of an audience at the Hexagon on Thursday 1st March 2017.
There will be a winner from each category and an overall winner on the night presented with a special Let’s Sing trophy by the Mayor.
Cllr Rose Williams, Mayor of Reading, said: “Let’s Sing is one of the absolute highlights of the Mayor’s events calendar. I am really looking forward to listening to the entries and to seeing the finalists perform on stage at the Hexagon in March.
“The talented finalists will have the thrill of performing on a big stage and the audience will enjoy a great evening of entertainment. On top of that my chosen charities, Berkshire Phab, City of Sanctuary and Readipop, will benefit from the proceeds of the evening.
“I encourage choirs across the greater Reading area to step up to the challenge and enter Let’s Sing 2018.”
Tickets for the final are priced at £9.50, concessions £4.50 and Family £20, including booking fee. All proceeds from the show will go to the Mayor of Reading’s Charity Fund, which this year is supporting Berkshire Phab, City of Sanctuary and Readipop.
Tickets for the Let’s Sing 2018 final are available from the Reading Arts Box Office on (0118) 960 6060 or by visiting www.readingarts.com