Preventing Homelessness in Reading

Carols by Candlelight

Launchpad’s annual carol service. Thursday 6 December 2018, 6pm Reading Minster.

Launchpad’s annual carol service celebrates its eleventh year this December. It’s a festive way to start the Christmas season. Join staff, clients, volunteers and patrons in the beautiful surroundings of Reading Minster on Thursday 6 December from 6pm-7pm. There will be special guest readers, music from Reading Bach Choir, the winners of the Launchpad School Choir Competition and Launchpad Patron, Danyl Johnson, last year their collaboration was the highlight of the service.

All proceeds go directly to Launchpad, allowing us to continue our crucial work to prevent homelessness in Reading, over the festive season and all year round.

Date: Thursday 6 December 2018

Time: 6pm – 7pm

Venue: Reading Minster

Tickets £10 for adults and children free.

Tickets available here >

We look forward to seeing you there!

See the photos from Carols by Candlelight 2017 here >

Carols by Candlelight

Reading Bach Choir and Launchpad Primary Schools Choir Competition 2018

Launchpad’s exciting competition is entering its fourth year. This Christmas local primary schools have the chance to sing alongside X-Factor finalist Danyl Johnson and the acclaimed Reading Bach Choir at our annual Carols by Candlelight service at Reading Minster.  

Primary school choirs of up to 30 pupils are invited to submit an eight minute recording of two Christmas songs as their entry to this year’s contest.

A local primary school has the chance to sing alongside X-Factor finalist Danyl Johnson and the Reading Bach Choir at our annual Carols by Candlelight service at Reading Minster. The top 3 Primary Schools will be invited to a grand final, where Danyl and the Reading Bach Choir’s musical director will listen and appraise each performance before a fun workshop with all three choirs. The winning choir will perform at Launchpad’s Carols by Candlelight on Thursday 6 December 6pm, Reading Minster.All entrants must be available to take part in the grand final on Tuesday 20 November and the Launchpad carol service on 6 December. All entries must be received by 5pm on Friday 19 October.Find out how to enter here: http://www.launchpadreading.org.uk/get-involved/our-events/carols-by-candlelight/

Posted by Launchpad Reading on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

 

The three top submissions will be chosen by a judging panel and invited to a grand final, where Danyl Johnson and the Reading Bach Choir’s musical director will listen to and appraise each performance before holding a fun workshop with all three choirs. The winning choir will perform at Launchpad’s Carols by Candlelight on Thursday 6 December 6pm, Reading Minster.

All entrants must be available to take part in the grand final on Tuesday 20 November and the Launchpad carol service on 6 December. All schools planning to enter should notify Launchpad by 5 October and all entries must be received by 5pm on Friday 19 October.

Launchpad Schools Choir Competition 2018 more information >

Launchpad would be delighted to visit your school and give an assembly or lesson about homelessness in Reading. We work in partnership with schools around harvest festivals, citizenship programmes and supporting schools to hold their own fundraising events.

Email fundraising@launchpadreading.org.uk to let us know you are intending to enter. You are also welcome to call for more information 01189 291 121.