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Sung mass will mark choir’s 20th anniversary

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A CHOIR formed by parents who were envious of their children’s musical abilities is celebrating its 20th birthday later this month. 


Parenthesis, which was launched with a concert in St Mary’s in Burghfield in April 1992, initially comprised parents dropping their children off to orchestral and choral groups run by Berkshire Music Centre – now known as Berkshire Maestros.

While they were waiting during the lessons, the parents started their own sessions and, under the aegis of conductor Gwyn Arch, formed the Central Berkshire Parents’ Choir, now known as Parenthesis.

The anniversary concert will take place on Saturday, March 10, at Wesley Methodist Church, Queen’s Road Reading.

It includes Haydn’s Nelson Mass, which they sang at that first concert. 

Tickets cost £10 and under 18s can get in free. It starts at 7.30pm. For details, call Liz Harrison on (0118) 954 6833, or email tickets@parenthesis.org.uk.” data-mce-href=”mailto:tickets@parenthesis.org.uk.“>tickets@parenthesis.org.uk.

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