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Let's Sing Reading !

The Mayor of Reading’s annual choir competition returns on Tues 26th March '24 but with a slight twist - this year, the competition will be expanded to not only include choirs but also soloists, duets and singing groups.

The contest is divided into two categories: junior and senior, with one winner being crowned in each. The Mayor will present the night’s overall champions with the coveted Let’s Sing trophies.

Once again, the competition will raise money for the Mayor of Reading's charities with our chosen finalists performing on the Hexagon stage in the grand final.  

Our winners in three separate age categories will be crowned on the night and will be presented with a special Let’s Sing Reading! trophy by the Mayor of Reading, Councillor Tony Page.

Junior Category finalists:


  • Aadya Yadav
  • Daniella De Freitas


  • Reading School Choir
  • The Hill Primary School Junior Choir

Senior Category finalists:


  • Gazza
  • Summer Haverson
  • Alishia Stride
  • Charis Anne Luke
  • Chris McGowan
  • Martin Butler


  • The Project Singers
  • Weller Voices
  • Kryla (КРИЛА)
  • Selina and the Howlin Dogs
  • Time to Sing
  • Avenue
  • Vocalese

A panel of judges, led by the Mayor, includes Countertenor Michael Harper, Mary Genis from Culturemix Arts, and Matt Foster from Reading Rock Academy.

Jonny Walker will host the evening proceedings, and the audience will also be treated to an exciting interval performance by Kalakunj. Winners of the 2022 Pride of Reading Award for Cultural Contribution, Kalakunj are a Reading-based group promoting the rich cultural heritage of South Asian performing arts through the ancient classical dance form Bharatanatyam.