While exactly who is performing is secret until the day here is a list (in no particular order) of who you have the opportunity to see over the 24 days.
Redlands String Quartet
Redlands String Quartet are a group of friends who have been playing together for many years around the Berkshire area. They will be playing a mixture of Christmassy tunes, some classical and some not so much!
Thames Valley Chorus
Thames Valley Chorus are an all male choir who sing in four-part, close harmony, a-cappela style. They are delighted to perform a selection of seasonal and up-tempo songs.
Wokingham Choral Society
Wokingham Choral Society was formed in July 1951 and membership is now over 100 singers. WCS performs two classical concerts a year with professional orchestras and soloists; a charity Christmas carol concert and a summer concert of a lighter music. Each summer the choir goes on tour. More details: www.wokingham-choral-society.org.uk
Jaxannah is a close harmony singing group offering a mix of light music with seasonal favourites. We are Wokingham based. This is our 3rd year at the Living Advent Calendar.
I’m Lydia and studying for my A-levels, including Music, at the Holt Sixth Form. I often busk and perform at local open mic events and have been playing the guitar for two years. I also play the ukulele and am learning to play piano. I have really enjoyed being part of the Living Advent for the past two years and was so pleased to be invited back. I’d love to have a career in the music industry in the future and am looking into possible university courses for after I leave school.
Love Shovel is a stripped funk and soul vibes duo. One of the best duos going around Berkshire, with Jack Craig on guitar and Marisa Rodriguez on vocals.
Wokingham Parents Christmas Concert
Wokingham Parents Christmas Concert speaks for itself. Gareth, Kendel and Pauly come together as parents of children from St Teresa’s School. They all became friends and realised they all loved music and decided to put together a little trio to perform for Christmas. They all have backgrounds in music and performance and it was a fun idea to get together for this occasion.
We are the Barberettes, based in Woodley, Berkshire who are a dynamic, award winning ladies chorus who sing unaccompanied in four part a cappella harmony. We perform regularly around Berkshire and beyond with our repertoire spanning 100 years of popular music. You can book us for birthdays, xmas parties, corporate events, weddings and more!
We also rehearse every Wednesday evening from 7.45pm and are always looking for new singers so if interested please visit our website www.the-barberettes.co.uk
Pauly, originally from Australia, has performed music since the age of 4. His dream to play music at a young age on an international scene became reality and he found himself living in Kentucky, USA touring the nation with his music. He has written many songs that have been played on Radio and he has performed in theatres, festivals and many concert venues. He has opened shows for legends such as Tommy Emmanuel, Willie Nelson, Keith Urban and Little Feat. He resides in Wokingham now and has become a local musician still with big aspiration’s to inspire people with music.
An evening of Folk, Blues, Jazz, Roots and Country Classics (Vocals/Guitar/Fiddle/Loop Pedal)
The Kids Concert is compiled of local young musicians who are keen to put their practise into performance. They are all wonderful musicians in their own right and bring such original and individual sounds to the performance. Always full of energy and lots to give.
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