Past events

Parenthesis 30th Anniversary Concert – Sunday 26th March 2023, 7pm Abbey School Reading

Accompanied by a professional orchestra and soloists, Parenthesis are proud to present their 30th anniversary concert, with Mozart’s Requiem and Joseph Haydn’s masterpiece, Missa in Angustiis (Mass for Troubled Times), known as the Nelson Mass. This is a concert you won’t want to miss – a musical delight for performers and audiences alike. So, whether …

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Sunday 11th December 2022 – Parenthesis Carol Concert

Parenthesis Carol Concert Sunday 11th December 18:30 The Hardcastle Hall, Abbey School, Kendrick Road A Celebration of Carols – Benjamin Britten The Lamb – John Taverner And many more including audience carols! Tickets £12.  Under 18’s free. Drinks and mince pies available during the interval

The Manchester Carols

The Manchester Carols, written by Carol Ann Duffy and composed by Sasha Johnson Manning, proved to be a brilliant choice for our Christmas concert. Originally performed by a Manchester based choir and small group of players in Manchester, this mix of songs and readings proved to be challenging for the choir to learn and delightful …

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Our Summer concert in July 2019 was a first for us in a new venue – The Abbey School – and at a new time – 4.30pm. We, and our audience seemed delighted with both innovations. The theme for the concert was Americana and we took a ride through two centuries of American music. We …

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In February 2019 we returned to a much loved venue, Caversham Heights Methodist Church, for a programme of sacred music which we called Laudamus – Songs of Thankfulness and Praise. We sang two very different settings of the Te Deum (Haydn from the eighteenth century, and John Rutter from the twentieth) and the theme was …

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From The Henley Standard 2nd April 2018

South Chiltern Choral Society, Parenthesis and Reading Symphony Orchestra | Concert Hall, Reading | Saturday, March 24 ALWAYS a crowd-puller, Verdi’s Requiem aroused excited expectations last Sunday. And if the Concert Hall’s foyer was buzzing, so was the stage, packed with Reading Symphony Orchestra and the combined forces of South Chiltern Choral Society, Parenthesis and the London …

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Psalmfest and Gloria

Our concert at Caversham Heights Methodist Church on Highmoor Road on 18 February is not to be missed. Rutter’s gift for a melody and infectious harmonies are a joy. Vivaldi’s much loved favourite rattles along sublimely. We have three wonderful soloists – Patrick Ashcroft, Hannah Kirk and Clare Young – and a small dream team …

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Oracle Flashmob

We loved singing to shoppers in the Oracle on Saturday 25 June. We chose eight songs, all showcasing different aspects of our singing and we’re thrilled with the spontaneous and very genuine applause that ensued.