Reading Festival Chorus is a chorus which was formed in 1945 to give performances of larger scale choral works, usually with an orchestra. It is based in the town of Reading in the English county of Berkshire.
The chorus sings a diverse music programme, with works like Mozart's Requiem, Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man in 2005 to Beethoven's Missa Solemnis and a summer programme of English and American Folksongs by Tippett and Aaron Copland.
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