26th January 2012
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Henley Choral Society has launched an innovative sponsorship scheme to give local businesses, music-lovers and supporters the opportunity to be involved in their performance of The Creation by Haydn at the Concert Hall, Reading, 7.30pm, Saturday March 17th.


In return for supporting an instrument or performer, sponsors get special reserved seats for the performance, their name as sponsor in the programme and the chance to meet the musicians after rehearsals at a special reception. It’s a chance for anyone who loves music and wants to support top-quality local music making - even if they didn’t progress beyond the triangle at school!


Charismatic GRAMMY-nominated Musical Director, Will Dawes, explains: ‘the talent at this concert is exceptional - three outstanding soloists and a leading chamber orchestra. It has all the makings of a fantastic performance!’


Sophie Bevan, recipient of the 2010 Critic’s Circle award for Exceptional Young Talent is one of the most sought after young sopranos in the UK.   Tenor Ben Hulett has been hailed by the national press as one of the most promising tenors of today, while bass Giles Underwood has earned first-rate reviews for his performances with major British orchestras and opera companies. They will be joined by Southern Sinfonia, the leading chamber orchestra in the South of England.


The sponsorship opportunity was dreamt up by Wendy Hawkins, Membership

Secretary, and one of the original founders of Henley Choral Society. Wendy comments: ‘music lovers from Henley and further afield are jumping at the chance to be involved in this performance of The Creation. Friends and families are clubbing together to sponsor their favourite instruments and the scheme is now attracting interest from local businesses – it has really struck a chord!’ There are also opportunities to advertise in the programme to 600 discerning and influential local music-lovers.     


If you are interested in supporting quality local music-making then contact:  Susan Edwards 01491 571073 or Romey Poston 01491 628026


With such an assembly of talent performing Haydn’s masterpiece this is an opportunity – and an evening – not to be missed. This is a hot ticket and early booking is advised. Tickets £15.00 (under 18’s - £12.00) from Ticket Secretary 01491 572795, Gorvett & Stone, Duke Street or via the Box Office: 0118 960 6060  


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Gill and Phil C

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Hi, We are Phil and Gill Chappell. We own the Best of Henley-on-Thames. We live in Henley so would love to hear your views and opinions about all things Henley.

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