Raise money for your event
If you are an event organiser, or are looking for ways to raise money for a worthy cause, then Reading Phoenix Choir offers the perfect solution. The choir can provide an evening concert at your venue that is guaranteed to delight music-lovers and make a lasting impression on your audience.
Taking into account the choir’s concert charges, an organiser can readily raise several hundred pounds from a concert. Some have raised well over £1000. The choir can support you by providing a concert organiser’s pack which gives you suggestions and advice on making your concert a success.
Concerts are normally held on a Saturday during the choir’s performing season (September to July) and the choir will travel up to 150 miles for a same-day concert.
See what other concert organisers and audience members have said about us:
‘I just wanted to say how wonderful the choir was and how incredibly beautiful and moving I found the concert. Thank you so much for such a memorable evening. And from Prior’s Court a huge thank you for supporting us. The audience were so moved by the concert that they gave very generously and we are very lucky to have had the opportunity to have been the charity that benefited’ ~ Anna McPherson (Prior’s Court)
‘The Reading Phoenix Choir are in a class of their own – their performance was amazing and it was truly memorable. Especially the finale when they surrounded the audience and filled the entire Abbey with such a beautiful sound. I won’t ever forget that moment’ ~ Lynn Hart (Prior’s Court)
‘Magical, superb and enchanting, just a few accolades for a wonderful evening. The opening was so effective and moving, and the rest of the evening repeated in the same vein. Well done all, very professional. I love your Musical Director, such presence, and what a programme! Congratulations’ ~ Audience member
‘Your choir makes a lovely sound, and it’s an impressively able bunch of musicians who can sing so well in mixed position. What really makes you stand out though, are the choices you’ve made that show that this is a choir focused on its audience, not on itself, who want to make sure above all that we are having a wonderful evening. The hard work you put in to memorising the pieces gives you an engagement and energy that we can really feel out in the audience, the inclusion of instrumental music was an unexpected pleasure, David sharing his love of the pieces helps us to appreciate the music even more. Then the coming down into the stalls to sing us a farewell, and the perfect ending – no egos, no milking the applause; instead the choir melts away without looking back, like the music itself. Thank you for a choral concert experience that made the journey to Reading so rewarding’ ~ Audience member
Sing Out! workshops
Reading Phoenix Choir is committed to the development of singers of all ages and the celebration of choral music.
As part of this commitment, the choir offers a variety of workshops and educational events including:
- Singing tuition and vocal workshops with our Musical Director, Christopher Hann
- The opportunity to perform with an award-winning adult chamber choir
- Choir workshops on your own or new repertoire
These can all be tailored to meet your needs and budget. For some events the choir has managed to obtain ‘match funding’ from The Englefield Trust, to allow us to reduce the costs further.
Sing Out with Reading Phoenix Choir
A format that works particularly well for schools and young singing groups is an afternoon workshop followed by a joint evening concert with Reading Phoenix Choir.
The workshops are free of charge to participants, and are great fun. Workshops can be delivered to any age group from Year 3 to Year 13, and are a fantastic opportunity for young people to improve their singing as well as perform with Reading Phoenix Choir in an evening concert, raising money for good causes.
A unique and inspiring experience for any young singers!
Workshop photos by Gareth Carlson-James