THE RESCHEDULED date for Let’s Sing 2018 has been announced as Monday 26th March.
The final of the annual singing competition was postponed on Thursday 1st March due to adverse weather conditions.
Let’s Sing 2018 is a showcase for local amateur choirs, with the final now taking place at the Hexagon theatre on 26th March at 6.30 pm. Thirteen local choirs will battle it out at the grand final of the Mayor of Reading’s choir competition.
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
Any tickets purchased for the cancelled 1st March date are valid for use for the new event date on 26th March.
Robert Kenny from Breeze FM will be compere for the evening with entertainment from local dance group Reading Theatretrain.
A top trio of music maestros will be judging the choirs.
Choirs across Greater Reading were invited to enter the annual singing competition and the judges selected the 13 finalists for the big night.
The contest is divided into the three categories of Junior Choirs (under 12s), Youth Choirs (under 18s) and Community Choirs. 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 watching the finalists perform on stage at The Hexagon. It was a difficult decision to postpone on 1st March, but given the situation with the snow, we had to put safety first. I’m delighted we have been able to reschedule the event so quickly!
“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 think it’s good that so many people, young and not so young, are getting together to form choirs. Many of these choirs are closely involved in their local communities, putting on performances to raise money for charity and good causes.
“I’m taking a backseat this year when it comes to judging because two of the choirs are linked to one of the charities I have been supporting during my year of office. It means I can just sit back, like you all, and enjoy the music!”
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.
The choirs battling it out for the awards are:
Time to Sing
Arborfield Military Wives Choir
Reading Borough Choir
The SOTA Adult Rock Choir (SARC)
Thames Valley Chorus
Youth Choirs (under 18s) and Junior Choirs (under 12s)
John Madejski Academy Performing Arts choir
The Bulmershe Ensemble
Crosfields Chamber Choir Year 6 pupils
St Martin’s Primary School Glee Club
St Anne’s School Choir
For more information about Let’s Sing, visit www.reading.gov.uk/letssing , email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (0118) 937 2771.