The John Madejski Academy (JMA) performing arts youth choir will be one of fourteen local choirs competing for the Let’s Sing 2019 trophy at the Hexagon Theatre on Wednesday 6 March.

The JMA youth choir was the youth category and overall winner at last year’s Let’s Sing competition. This year, they will be pitted against five other youth choirs: the Calcot School Choir, the Crosfields Chamber Choir, the Jewel Tones, St Anne’s Primary School Choir and St Martin’s Glee Club.

There will be another eight community choirs competing in addition to the youth choirs. They are the Arborfield Military Wives Choir, Achoired Taste, the Barberettes, Reading Borough Council Staff Choir, Reading Community Gospel Choir, Readiophonics, the Time to Sing Choir and the Wargrave Community Choir.

The competition will be hosted by Breeze FM’s presenter Robert Kenny. The panel of judges includes Reading Mayor Councillor Debs Edwards, music director of the Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra Andrew Taylor, Reading University music co-ordinator Katie Whaley, and Marian Livingston, who helped found Let’s Sing when she was Reading Mayor in 2014.

Proceeds go towards the Mayor of Reading’s chosen charities, which this year are Berkshire West Your Way, Berkshire Women’s Aid, Launchpad Reading and YMCA Reading.

The competition final will start at 6.30pm on Wednesday 6 March at the Hexagon Theatre in Reading town centre. Tickets can be bought online or by phoning the box office on 0118 960 6060.

  1. Let’s Sing Final
  2. Let’s Sing 2019 at the Hexagon Theatre
  3. The John Madejski Academy triumphs at the Let’s Sing choral festival
  4. John Madejski Academy
  5. Mayor of Reading charity fund
  6. Berkshire West Your Way
  7. Berkshire Women’s Aid
  8. Launchpad Reading
  9. YMCA Reading