Answers to Your Most Common FAQs

Answers to Your Most Common FAQs

With just one month to go until the Walter Hussey Composition Competition deadline, we thought we’d do a quick round up of the most Frequently Asked Questions that we have received… Q: What do you mean by the theme of ‘Gold’? A: We do not want to be...
How Many Female Composers Can You Name?

How Many Female Composers Can You Name?

Well at least one we hope: Kerry Andrew, the head judge of our very own Walter Hussey Composition Competition. Did you see her recently when we lent her out to the BBC as Chair of the Judging Panel for Young Musician of the Year 2018, not only on the live broadcast of...
Variety is the Spice of Life

Variety is the Spice of Life

Since I joined Reading Phoenix Choir in September 2014, I’ve been fortunate to sing a wonderful variety of music, both in concert and in competition. We pride ourselves not only on learning all of our music from memory, but also in challenging ourselves to sing...
Reading Phoenix Choir and the Tour of Spain

Reading Phoenix Choir and the Tour of Spain

There are many reasons why choir tours are so enjoyable. Musically they are an opportunity to master a set of pieces, to really gel as a choir and to perform at our best in impressive venues to responsive and large audiences. Socially, it gives us time together. Old...
Reading Phoenix Choir First Performances

Reading Phoenix Choir First Performances

Reading Phoenix Choir have commissioned a number of works over their near 50 year history and have given many first performances. The following provides an example of previous first performances:   Images of Night by Rory Boyle A Year in a Day by Alan Bullard I Will...