Reading Phoenix Choir were pleased to continue it’s theme of community involvement as part of the 50th celebration season – through a charity event with Cancer Research UK.
The event on the 5th June at the Reading Town Hall comprised a series of talks about cancer and moving personal stories – interspersed with a selection of choral pieces from the Phoenix repertoire.
The concert was also unusual in that it was held mid-week and probably the first time that Reading Phoenix Choir has performed a local concert on a Wednesday! This mean choir had to dash from work, get changed and drop into performance mode without the usual pre-rehearsal and moves practice. This added an extra frisson at the start of the concert, but the choir soon settled into delivering an assured performance to the select and appreciative audience.