Concert launches Sonning's Jubilee celebrations
May 30, 2012
A rousing concert in Sonning launched the village’s jubilee celebrations.
A concert at St Andrew’s Church on Saturday, May 12, featured local musicians and choirs.
The evening was attended by around 300 people. Ticket sales raised £2,000 for Christian Aid.
The Rev Jamie Taylor said: “It was a great community evening for our parish of Sonning and Charvil, combining both celebration and fundraising for a most worthwhile cause.
“There has been a long-standing tradition of supporting Christian Aid through musical evenings here and I am glad that so many got involved this year.”
The church, in Thames Street, introduced newly-appointed 16-year-old organ scholar Will Lewington, who gave a performance.
A 40-strong choir from the Reading Blue Coat School sang Stronger as one, which the Queen commissioned for the Commonwealth Day Observance Service in Westminster Abbey and which the choir sang in her presence on that occasion.
Sonning School choir and two choirs from St Andrew’s led patriotic songs that finished with a Last Night of the Proms-style finale, complete with the vicar’s wife Caroline Taylor singing Rule Britannia.