Monday, 15 August 2022

Phoenix singers rise from flames

LAST year was a busy one for Reading Phoenix Choir. As well as welcoming the Olympic torch into the Madejski

LAST year was a busy one for Reading Phoenix Choir. As well as welcoming the Olympic torch into the Madejski Stadium with song, the chorus also made an Easter service recording with BBC Radio Berkshire.This weekend, the award-winning choir are back for their annual gala concert, From The Flames, and for the second year running they are performing in the illustrious surroundings of Reading Concert Hall.

The concert will feature music by Holst, Handel and Debussy, among others. This year, the singers will be joined by two musicians from the Young Classical Artists Trust, violinist Bartosz Woroch and pianist Robert Thompson. As a young soloist, Woroch has appeared with many professional orchestras, including the Auckland Philharmonic and the Polish Radio Orchestras. Described as “a mature, accomplished artist” he has given recitals at the Barbican and Purcell Room. He will be joining the choir for Sanctus from Fauré’s Requiem.

Thompson has played piano at a number of prestigious events, and this year his schedule includes performances at the Wigmore Hall and the Sage Gateshead.

Both soloists will play a number of items during the concert at Reading Concert Hall tomorrow (Saturday) at 7.30pm. Tickets range from £10 to £20. To book contact 07783 222993 or email info @readingphoenixchoir.com

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