Monday, 23 April 2018

Choral groups asked to enter competition

AMATEUR choirs from schools, community groups, churches and workplaces will be raising the roof at Reading's Hexagon theatre next month.

AMATEUR choirs from schools, community groups, churches and workplaces will be raising the roof at Reading's Hexagon theatre next month.

The Letâ??s Sing! competition aims to showcase the boroughâ??s best choral groups and entries can be submitted until March 2. There are two ways to enter: upload a YouTube clip or mp3 file of your choir performing a song of your choice to http://beta.reading.gov.uk/ letssing or share on the Reading Council Facebook page. Alternatively, submit a CD or tape recording, including contact details, to The Mayorâ??s Parlour, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU.



Entries should be submitted by category: young people (18 years and under); or workplace, community groups, and churches. Include the name of the choir leader and a short paragraph about the group.





Mayor of Reading councillor Tony Jones said: â??Not only is it a unique opportunity for gifted amateur singers to showcase their talent, but it is a great fundraiser for my chosen charities: Help for Heroes, Reading Refugee Support Group and Home Start Reading.



â??I know there are many talented people in our borough and I look forward to seeing some of them at the Letâ??s Sing! final.â?�



Up to 12 choirs will be chosen to take part in the grand final on The Hexagon stage on Thursday, March 26, with a winner in each category.





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