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The saturday morning choir

About

We are an amateur choir of about fifty singers – soprano, alto, tenor and bass. We sing a wide range of music, from baroque to Broadway, and we perform in the Reading area several times a year.

We are a non auditioning choir and our termly subscription is only £50.

We rehearse on Saturday mornings in  The Richards Hall at The Abbey School, Kendrick Road, Reading RG1 5DZ.  We are .  We always welcome new singers, and are sure you will find us a sociable group, with coffee and occasionally cake at rehearsals . You can try us out whenever you like; your subscription is only payable after your first half term’s membership.

If you are interested please contact either :- Marjorie Caballero  marjorie.caballero51@gmail.com 07534 275875

Why parenthesis

Our thriving choir is always keen to welcome new members. We are a friendly bunch, who love to sing, socialise and generally have a good time. 

Rehearsals

We rehearse on Saturday mornings, from 10:00am to 12.00pm, term time only, in The Richards Hall at the Abbey School Reading RG1 5DZ.

Policies

For a list of our key policies please visit our Policies page

Events

An extremely active choir, we take part in a large number of events throughout the year, both locally and abroad.

Members

Our members area contains all our latest newsletters, member lists, rehearsal schedules, member roles and more.

Musical director

Richard is musical director of The Hythe Singers, Hampton Choral Society, Henley Choral Society, Henley, Parenthesis and a Henley Youth Choir. He is a Chorus Master at Opera Holland Park, and a classroom music teacher. Richard also works extensively as an organist and accompanist.

 At Opera Holland Park Richard has worked on La Bohème, La Traviata, Eugene Onegin (Assistant Conductor & Chorus Master), Carmen, Don Giovanni, Cosi Fan Tutte, Le Nozze di Figaro; Manon Lescaut and Un ballo in maschera(Chorus Master), Ruddigore and Pirates of Penzance (Chorus Master and Assistant Repetiteur). Other operatic engagements have included L’Elisir d’amore for West Green House Opera (Chorus Master), HMS Pinafore for Windsor and Eton Opera (Conductor), Terterian’s Fire Ring at the Grimeborn Festival with London Armenian Opera (Conductor), Schumann-devised opera Unknowing and Menotti’s The Telephone with Teatime Opera (Musical Director), and Jonathan Hervey’s Passion and Resurrection at the Voices of London Festival (Conductor).

 Richard graduated with an MA in Choral Conducting from the Royal Academy of Music, receiving the Thomas Armstrong Prize. He read music at, and was organ scholar of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, where he received the Swinburne Prize.

join our choir
Marjorie Caballero, co-chair

Our thriving choir is always keen to welcome new members. We are a friendly bunch, who love to sing, socialise and generally have a good time. We also enjoy visiting our friends in the French Alps, La Stephanelle, and making Music together. 

So if you think this sounds like the place for you do get in touch.

Registered Charity – 1099030