Family Concerts in Reading, Surrey & Thames Valley

Reading Minster
Chain Street, Reading
RG1 2HX


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Tuesday 28 May 4.00pm

Half Term Concert
Buttons and Bellows

Ben de Souza, classical accordion

Buttons, Bellows, Keys, oh My!
Discover the magic of the accordion and understand why it is infused into so many traditions across Europe, from Parisian street scenes to Finnish swan songs, from Bach-inspired adagios to Jack Tar's English adventures. Be sure to put on your dancing shoes!

Doors open 15 minutes before the concert starts
The concert lasts around 45 minutes

Gift Cards are accepted at this concert

Friday 2 August 11.00am

Out of this World

Erica Sinclair, harp

Zoom, zoom, zoom, we're off to the moon, and beyond! Hop on the harp as we take a voyage of discovery, basking in Debussy's Clair de Lune, and jogging on the jolly Jupiter. May the Force be With You when you meet five little men in a flying saucer en route to Mars, and twirl weightlessly in your rocket to the tune of The Blue Danube. The Sky's the limit!

Doors open 15 minutes before the concert starts
The concert lasts around 45 minutes

Gift Cards are accepted at this concert

About the concerts

Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical concert series for babies, toddlers and their carers. Tots dance, roam about and revel in the wonder of live music, while you take a moment out of your busy day to hear top notch performances by outstanding musicians, with your young babes in tow.



Doors open 15 mins prior to the concert, giving you time to ditch the buggy, grab a coffee, and catch up with friends before the performance.

For further questions, check out our FAQ

How to get there

Reading Minster, Chain Street, Reading , RG1 2HX

Public Transport:
Closest stations: Reading station is a 7 minute walk away.
Bus Routes: The 1 jetblack from Newbury Wharf, the 2 lime from Mortimer and the 26 yellow from Calcot all stop nearby.

Parking: Parking is available at the nearby Broad Street Mall NCP car park.

Accessibility: Step-free access.

About the venue

The Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin stands in St Mary's Butts in the heart of Reading Town Centre - the road is so named because this is where archery was practised in the Middle Ages. The original church was overshadowed by the mighty Reading Abbey, which was founded King Henry I in 1121 and which led to Reading becoming one of the foremost religious and political centres in England. The Abbey was dissolved by King Henry VIII in 1539, during the Reformation; this led to St Mary's regaining its importance, this time as an Anglican Minster church. It was rebuilt between 1550-1555 using materials from the Abbey, and looks pretty much the same today as it did then. Today the church hosts regular services, and has a busy programme of concerts and recitals. Bach to Baby is delighted to bring our Family concert series to this wonderfully historic and beautiful church.