Five Days that Changed the World, Reading Concert Hall

Every year the choir performs a concert in Reading’s grand Concert Hall. In 2020 this concert will be held on 7 March 2020 and features a performance of Bob Chilcott’s Five Days that Changed the World with our guests Berkshire Young Voices and Berkshire Children’s Choir, who will also perform some of their own pieces.

Music to be performed at the concert will include pieces by John Sheppard, William Byrd, John Rutter, Charles Villiars Stanford, Gustav Holst, Hubert Parry and Kim André Arnesen.

Where: The Concert Hall, Blagrave St, Reading RG1 1QH

When: Saturday 7 March 2020, 7:30pm


Tickets for the concert will be sold through the Reading Arts Box Office from the 10 February 2020, right up to the start of the concert.

However, tickets will also be available to buy from the choir, by post or via a member of the choir, from Monday 2 December 2019 until Mon 24 February 2020 at reduced prices. The following tickets will be available from the choir:

Area Box Office Choir Full (to 24th Feb) Friends only via Choir (to 24th Feb)
Arena Centre £20 £18 £16
Arena Centre Rows A to C £17 £15 £13
Arena Sides £17 £15 £13
Centre Balcony Rows AA to CC £23 £21 £19
Centre Balcony Row DD £19 £17 n/a
Side Balcony – Row AA £17 £15 £13
All Areas Under 16 £7.50 £6 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 if you want to use this to place orders. The names of any Friend(s) will need to be provided at the time of order in order to obtain the discounted price for their ticket(s).

Your order and cheque may be sent to the choir by post to the address on the booking form (with a stamped addressed envelope), or submitted via a current choir member, or ordered in person following the end of:

  • The choir’s annual Carol Concert on 14 December 2019 at 5pm in Reading Minster
  • The Come & Sing concert on 18 January 2019 at 7pm in Greyfriars Church, Reading

Anyone wishing to order their tickets at either of these concerts should ensure that they bring a completed booking form, their payment (cheque or cash) and provide a stamped addressed envelope on the day for tickets to be sent to them.

Anyone wishing to collect their tickets at either of these concerts should place their order in advance by sending a copy of their booking form to no later than 18:00 on the day prior to the concert and bring their booking form and payment (cheque or cash) to the concert.

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