Prior’s Court is a charity based in Hermitage, providing an independent special school and young adult provision for young people aged 5-25 who are severely affected by their autism. The vulnerability and severe and complex needs of the young people means that they will always require a very specialised environment and a high level of support to achieve as independent a life as possible.
Reading Phoenix Choir, a 50 strong mixed voice choir, will be performing to raise funds for Prior’s Court in the stunning backdrop of Douai Abbey, Woolhampton. Now in their 44th season, the Reading Phoenix Choir will be singing a varied and exciting range of music including well-known classics ‘I was Glad’ by Parry, ‘Zadok the Priest’ by Handel and ‘O Magnum Mysterium’ by Lauridsen.
During 2010, the choir achieved finalist status at the BBC Choir of the Year and also won the Cheltenham Gold Cup for Best Choir. In 2011 the choir visited York and sang in the beautiful and impressive York Minster. In 2012, the choir participated in a recording with BBC Radio Berkshire for the Easter service and in July they were invited to sing at the Olympic torch arrival event held at Reading’s Madejski Stadium. Find out more about Reading phoenix Choir by visiting their website www.readingphoenixchoir.com .
The money raised from the concert will go towards specialist equipment for the school and giving the students at Prior’s Court opportunity to access more activities out in the community.
The evening is supported by Charles, Lucas & Marshall, solicitors based in Newbury, Hungerford, Swindon and Wantage. Hemant Amin, Head of Practice Development and Partner said: “We are delighted to have this opportunity of supporting such a special event for Prior’s Court and at a great venue like Douai Abbey. Every penny raised on this evening will go towards funding specialist equipment for the young people who attend and helping them lead more fulfilling, independent lives.”
Tickets are available through the Corn Exchange in Newbury on 0845 5218218 or from Prior’s Court Fundraising Team on 01635 247202. Tickets are £12 for adults, £10 for concessions and under 15’s £5.