Fifty Golden Years

Follow the Timeline back from 2018 to 1969

The objective is to complete a page of Phoenix people, music, stories and objects for every year – but we need your input!

2018/19 – 50th Season

2018/19 – 50th Season

Chris Hann, our Musical Director says: ‘I am hugely excited about our 50th season. Not only does it give us the opportunity to reflect upon…

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2017/18 – 49th Season

2017/18  – 49th Season

HIGHLIGHTS OF SEASON 49 On the Spain tour, The choir performed the final concert to a packed-out and hugely appreciative audience in Salamanca Cathedral On…

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2016/17 – 48th Season

2016/17 – 48th Season

HIGHLIGHTS OF SEASON 48 The Voronezh Male Voice Choir from Russia joined the choir for the Chadlington concert.“As the familiar refrain of Bogoroditse Devo reached…

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2015/16 – 47th Season

2015/16 – 47th Season

2014 /15- 46th Season

2014 /15- 46th Season

2013/14 – 45th Season

2013/14 – 45th Season

2012/13 – 44th Season

2012/13 – 44th Season

2011/12 – 43rd Season

2011/12 – 43rd Season

HIGHLIGHTS OF SEASON 43 For the first time, the choir switched to performing the Annual Concert at the Reading Town Hall instead of the Reading…

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2010/11 – 42nd Season

2010/11 – 42nd Season

2009/10 – 41st Season

2009/10 – 41st Season

2008 – Season 40

2008 – Season 40

2007 – Season 39

2006 – Season 38

2005 – Season 37

2004 -Season 36

2003 – Season 35

2002 – Season 34

2001 – Season 33

2000 – Season 32

1999 – Season 31

1998 – Season 30

1997 – Season 29

1996 – Season 28

1995 – Season 27

1994 – Season 26

1993 – 25th Season

1992 – 24th Season

1991 – 23rd Season

1990 – 22nd Season

1989 – 21st Season

1988 – 20th Season

1987 – 19th Season

1986 – 18th Season

1985 – 17th Season

1984 – 16th Season

1983 – 15th Season

1982 – 14th Season

1981 – 13th Season

1980 – 12th Season

1979 – 11th Season

1978 – 10th Season

1977 – 9th Season

As the reputation of the choir was spreading and engagements were tending to be further afield, the need was recognised for a regular major concert…

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1976 – 8th Season

1975 – 7th Season

1974 – 6th Season

1973 – 5th Season

1972 – 4th Season

Reading Phoenix Choir win the mixed voice class in Llangollen It was on a rainy July day at Llangollen in 1972 that the Choir really…

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1971 – 3rd Season

This was a long time ago

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1970 – 2nd Season

This is the year 1970

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1969 – First Season

In July 1968, a choir of student teachers calling itself the Bulmershe Folk Choir and numbering 25 singers – went to the Llangollen International Eisteddfod…

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