Parenthesis
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 £45

We rehearse on Saturday mornings in our new rehearsal venue The Richards Hall at The Abbey School, Kendrick Road, Reading RG1 5DZ.  We are really excited to have this spacious Covid secure facility where social distancing and other Covid requirements are readily met. We always welcome new singers. You may try us out whenever you like, and your subscription is only payable after your first half term’s membership.

If you are interested please contact either :- David Cottam  drdrcottam@gmail.com 07791764478 

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.

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

James Dixon was appointed Music Director of Parenthesis Choir, Reading September 2020. James moved to the UK in 2012 from his Sydney to study choral conducting at the Royal Academy of Music. Since then he has worked as a conductor, singer and teacher/lecturer in the UK, Europe, Singapore and Australia. 

He is presently Director of Music at St Francis of Assisi Church, Notting Hill, Musical Director of St Cecilia Chorus, Banstead, Opus XVI Chamber Choir, Streatham, the Brighton Consort and the Byrd Consort, Leura-Australia. He is also the Curriculum Music Teacher and Choir Master at St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Bermondsey as part of Southwark Music Services’s School Partnership Programme. 

join our choir
David cottam, chairman

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.

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