Reading Minster Choir
The Boy Choristers sing at the 11:00 Choral Eucharist on Sundays and for two services of Choral Evensong each month at 17:00. They also sing for major festivals, such as Christmas and Easter, and for other special services and concerts. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 17:00 and 19:00 (during term time). The Boy Choristers are joined fortnightly (second and fourth Sundays) by local men, who sing the alto, tenor and bass parts.
The choir offers a unique opportunity for boys aged approximately 7-13 who live in and around Reading to develop musical, social and educational skills, as well as the knowledge and experience necessary to become a successful chorister and musician. As well as singing as part of a choir, the boys also receive singing and theory lessons and this is made possible because of a grant from the Bernarr Rainbow Trust.
In addition to rehearsals, services and concerts, there are a range of social activities, such as football matches against other choirs, bowling, laser quest, cinema visits and an annual residential weekend, when the boys sing the services at one of the UK’s great cathedrals.
If you have a child or know of someone who would be interested in becoming a chorister then please contact Peter West, the Director of Music, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Mid-Week Choir
(mixed voices) was founded in 1997 by Seymour Norman (1937- 2009), a former Exeter Cathedral chorister. It sings Choral Evensong on alternate Wednesdays at 18:15, as well as other special services, such as an annual carol service. The choir rehearses on alternate Wednesdays from 19:00 until 21:00. Click here to visit the Mid-Week Choir website.
If you are interested in joining the choir then please contact Andrew Stafford, Master of Choristers at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.