THIRTEEN local choirs have been selected for the grand final of the Mayor of Reading’s choir competition on 1st March.
Tickets are now on sale for Let’s Sing 2017 which will feature a host of top performances from Junior Choirs, Youth Choirs and Community Choirs at The Hexagon theatre.
Former Reading FC captain and Radio Berkshire presenter Ady Williams will be compere for the evening.
Choirs across Greater Reading were invited to enter the annual singing competition and judges selected the finalists for the big night.
The choirs battling it out for the awards are The Bulmershe Ensemble, Crosfields Chamber Choir, The Barberettes, GLorEE, The Sainsbury Singers, AChoired Taste, The John Madejski Academy, St Mary & All Saints Primary School, Time to Sing Community Choir, Jewel Tones, The Arborfield Military Wives Choir, Readiophonics and St Martin’s Glee Club.
Last year’s junior winners, The Bulmershe Ensemble, from Bulmershe School, Woodley, came third in Gareth Malone’s recent TV series, The Choir: Gareth’s Best in Britain.
There will be a winner from each category presented with a trophy on the night.
The judges for the evening are the Mayor of Reading, Cllr Mohammed Ayub; former Mayor and Founder of the event Cllr Marian Livingston; Andrew Taylor, Music Director of Reading’s Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra (APO) and Matt Foster, Head of the Reading Rock Academy Foundation and Director of Creative People (Berkshire).
Tickets for the show are priced at £9.50, concessions £4.50 and Family £20, including booking fee and all proceeds from the show will go to the Mayor of Reading’s Charity Fund.
Mayor of Reading Cllr Ayub said:
“This promises to be an excellent night of entertainment which will showcase some of the best choirs in the area.
“I’m really looking forward to the show and hope to see lots of people in the audience cheering on the choirs.
“Anyone who buys a ticket will not only have a fantastic evening, they will also be supporting some very good causes.”
Tickets can be booked by visiting www.readingarts.com, calling (0118) 960 6060 or at The Hexagon Box Office.
Notes to Editors
The Mayor of Reading’s Charity Fund this year is supporting The Alzheimer’s Society, Dingley’s Promise and Readibus.