Our Latest Newsletter
January 2024


Dear Friends of the Gwyn Arch Foundation


We promised we would tell you how our first sponsorship event went. 


It was a fantastic success! Over 70 young people, aged between 7 and 11 years, spent over an hour singing together in Henley Town Hall, under the guidance of Richard Harker.  Richard is the MD of Henley Choral Society, who managed all the practical arrangements and the extensive publicity for the event.  Richard also is the MD of Parenthesis, a choir founded by Gwyn thirty years ago.  What goes around comes around!  That is certainly true of the world of choral singing.  The young people were able to enjoy singing with the accompaniment of a small group of musicians - keyboard, guitar and drums.  They sang  some new children’s songs and some of their favourites from the world of Disney and pop. Simon was able to speak about the Foundation at the morning event. Nadine was there too, joining in the adult session in the morning and Liz was present with the children for the afternoon.


Reading Male Voice Choir is running their search for the new set of Gwyn Arch Young Singers in the Spring.  The auditions, which Liz attended last time (not as a contestant of course!) take place on 9 March and the winners will perform at a concert at the Abbey School on 6 July.  Tickets will be available from the RMVC website.  It’s a fantastic event - do come along if you can make it.


Our Foundation now stands ready to receive  more applications for support.  We have had a couple of enquiries which we hope will result into opportunities for us to help young people to sing together.  And of course we are always ready to receive donations from you, your family and your friends to ensure we are in a position to respond positively to applications.  If you wish to, we can claim an extra twenty five per cent on your donation by asking you to complete our Gift Aid form.  Drop an email to our website - info@gwynarchfoundation.org.uk - and we will send you the form.


Thank you so much for supporting The Gwyn Arch Foundation.


Simon, Helen, Jane, Katrina, Nadine and Liz


Gwyn Arch Foundation Trustees



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