As a charity, part of the choir’s stated purpose is ‘to educate the public in the arts and sciences, and in particular the art and science of music, by the presentation of concerts and other activities’. Part of its mission in achieving this purpose is to bring the experience of choral singing to young people and communities.
The choir does this through choral workshops with its Musical Director, Christopher Hann, often with local school children and also through the regular concerts it performs around the country.
Many of the choir’s concerts are in aid of charity and it is proud to raise a considerable amount of money for a number of good causes on an annual basis.
Reading Phoenix Choir is delighted to be partnering with Age UK Reading as our charity for this season. This independent charity, which is part of the Age UK federation, offers a range of services to support older people and their carers within the Reading area. To find out more visit www.ageuk.org.uk/reading
In addition to our charity partnership, this year the choir will also perform in fundraising concerts to support the Army Benevolent Fund, the Soldiers’ charity; Ivy’s Gifts supporting the Oxford Hospitals Charity; and the Forget Me Not Fund which supports bereaved parents at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
In the past concerts have been organised in collaboration with local and national charities, such as Cancer Research UK, Naomi House Hospice and Alzheimer’s Society, to name but a few. If you would like to raise money for a charity or community association by organising a Reading Phoenix Choir concert, please visit our book us section for further details.