Acclaimed choir to perform fundraising concert in Reigate

The acclaimed Reading Phoenix Choir will be visiting Reigate on Saturday, April 5, to perform a concert in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

The choir will be presenting an evening entitled, Songs To Remember, in Reigate Methodist Church in High Street, Reigate, at 7.30pm.

The programme will feature an array of musical styles ranging from traditional classical pieces to Disney favourites.

But fittingly, the 40-strong choir will perform their selection of songs entirely from memory – as they do with all their concerts.

Roxanne Ransome, alto in Reading Phoenix Choir, said: “We decided to organise a concert for the Alzheimer’s Society because it is a hugely important issue in our society.”

She said: “I work for the NHS and have seen first-hand how dementia affects individuals and their families. “Reading Phoenix Choir also regularly volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Society’s Singing for the Brain groups in Berkshire, so we know how important music can be for people with dementia.”

She said: “It’s great to know that we will be raising funds to help support people to live well with dementia today, and fund research to look for a cure in the future.”

Chris Wyatt, Alzheimer’s Society regional operations director for the South-east, said: “We are delighted that Reading Phoenix Choir is supporting the Alzheimer’s Society. “One in three people over 65 will die with dementia. It is caused by diseases of the brain and can happen to anyone. “As a charity, we rely on events such as Songs to Remember to help us continue our vital work.”

Reading Phoenix has a long history of working with charities to raise awareness of their work and support by raising funds. Formed in 1969, the choir perform regular concerts across southern England.

Tickets for their Reigate concert, priced £10, with discounts available for under 16s, are available on 07834 546051, or by emailing: info@readingphoenixchoir.com For more details visit the choir’s website at: www.readingphoenixchoir.com For more details about the Alzheimer’s Society, visit: www.alzheimers.org.uk/events or call 0870 417 0192.

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