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 Thrive as our charity for this season. Helping people with disabilities or ill health, or those who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable, Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH) uses plants and gardens to develop social skills and one’s self-sufficiency. Visit them at

Other concerts are organised by local people to raise money for 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.