Annual Concert: Golden Phoenix, Reading Concert Hall

Every year the choir performs a concert in Reading’s grand Concert Hall. In 2019 this concert will be held on 9th March 2019 and, as a major event the choir’s 50th season, is designated the Golden Phoenix concert.

Come and hear some special anniversary pieces and the first performance of the winning composition in the Walter Hussey Composition Competition, which will be announced at this concert.

Music to be performed at the Golden Phoenix concert will include pieces by Anton Bruckner, Herbert Howells, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Eric Whitacre, Ola Gjeilo, Bob Chilcott and Morten Lauridsen.

There will also be a guest appearance of You are Wolf during the concert


Tickets for the Golden Phoenix concert will be sold through the Reading Arts Box Office from the 2nd January 2019, right up to the start of the concert.

However, some tickets will also be available to buy from the Choir, by post or via a member of the choir, from Monday 3rd December 2018 until Mon 25th February 2019 at slightly reduced prices. The following tickets will be available from the Choir:

Area  Box Office  Choir Full (to 25th Feb)  Friends – only via Choir (to 25th Feb)
Arena Centre £20 £18  £16
Arena Center (rows A to C) £17 £15 £13
Arena Sides £17 £15 £13
Balcony Centre £23 £21 £19
Balcony Sides (row AA) £17 £15 £13
Under 16s (all areas) £7.5 £6 n/a
Golden Ticket n/a £37.50 n/a
Golden Ticket (Centre Balcony) n/a £40.00 n/a

Anyone buying tickets on behalf of Friends of the Choir will be able to buy the ticket for the Friend at the further reduced price, shown in the table above. There will be no discount for Friends buying tickets via the Reading Arts Box Office.

A booking form can be downloaded here to place orders via the choir. The names of any Friend(s), for whom tickets are being ordered, will need to be provided at the time of order for their membership to be validated to obtain the discounted price for their ticket(s).”


A Golden Ticket can be purchased from the choir which covers entry to the Golden Phoenix concert, the Choir’s Gala Concert in July 2019 and provides other benefits. See here for more details.

The Choir is releasing a new CD, Golden Phoenix, at the Golden Phoenix concert when copies can be purchased from the choir at £10 each. For more details see our recordings page. This CD will feature all of our latest tracks which were released online and a collection of the favourite tracks from across the years.

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