TWO local music groups will join forces at the Reading University Great Hall next month, as part of a 'Classical Spectacular'.

Earley-based Trinity Concert Band and Reading-based Tamesis Chamber Choir will perform together on Sunday, September 29 for the first time, in what promises to be a memorable evening brimming with some of the greatest, most well-known classical music of all time.

The audience can expect to hear numbers such as Bernstein’s fabulous ‘Overture to Candide’, ‘Jupiter’ from Holst’s spectacular suite The Planets, the great British anthem ‘Zadok the Priest’, and Copland’s rousing ‘Fanfare for the Common Man’.

No classical concert would be complete without a performance of Elgar’s ‘Nimrod’, and Tamesis will be singing the choral version ‘Lux Aeterna’, in addition to Parry’s ‘I Was Glad’, made famous at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

As the concert draws to a close the band and choir will come together once more for a stunning proms-style finale, featuring the classics ‘Jerusalem’ and ‘Fantasia on British Sea Songs’.

For tickets, call 0118 449 2099 or visit No booking fee.