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Emily: “Voices of Reading began life one Friday morning in a cafe in the Students’ Union when I met with Nicole Johnson. Little did Nicole know, that by answering an email to help with a new community choir she had in fact signed herself up to be Director! Inspired by the work of Gareth Malone and his military wives, I was keen to help bridge the gap between the university and the community and singing has proved to be the perfect tool.
On Monday 20th February 2012, Voices of Reading held their first rehearsal. A year and a half on the choir is still going strong; now with a committee, a Facebook page and a website…next stop a number one single! With students, university staff, local school teachers, families and children making up the members, we are a diverse group, united by a love of singing. We regularly perform in concerts throughout the community and are always keen to hear from charities and local community groups running events which we could support.
Our fundamental principle has been to remain a free choir, meaning we are accessible to anyone – regardless of age, or singing ability. Learning everything from folk and gospel to Broadway hits and with a recent request from one member to learn Bang Bang by Will.I.Am, the mix is certainly eclectic! Whatever the piece, the tune never falters and everyone has a huge amount of fun.
Please get in touch and come along and sing with us. Bring your friend, your colleague, your neighbour, your partner, your son, your daughter, or come on your own – everyone is always very welcome! We look forward to hearing your voice.”