Greyfriars Church, Friar St, Reading
Greyfriars Church is an evangelical Anglican church, and former Franciscan friary, in the town centre of Reading in the English county of Berkshire. The church forms part of the Church of England’s Diocese of Oxford.
The Church is the oldest Franciscan church still in use as a place of worship in the UK. It is said to be the most complete surviving example of Franciscan architecture in England. As a consequence, it has been listed as a Grade I listed building.
The concert is being held to raise money for the Army Benevolent Fund, The Soldiers’ Charity.
During the Concert Brigadier Colin Tadier CBE, the National Director for the Regions of the Army Benevolent Fund, and Brigadier Peter Walker OBE, the Chairman of the Charity for Berkshire, will speak about the history and role of the Charity, including information about recent welfare cases that the Charity has supported in the Reading area to assist soldiers, former soldiers and their families.
The music will embrace music both sacred and secular as well as ancient and modern. The music is likely to include works by: William Byrd, Charles Villiers Stanford, Anton Bruckner, Ralph Vaughn Williams, Gustav Holst, John Rutter, Bob Chilcott, Kim André Arnesen, Ola Gjeilo and Ben Parry.
Tickets are £15 each and can be obtained from the choir’s website (free for accompanied under-16s):