Family Concerts in Reading, Surrey & Thames Valley

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Reading Minster, Chain Street
Reading
RG1 2HX


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Friday 1 November 10.30am

The Windy Woods

Featuring Julia White, oboe & Rebecca Baulch, guitar

Bach to Baby Programme Image - The Windy WoodsA breezy tune in the forest heard, drifting through so sweet and good.
"Its not a cricket or a bird, but woodwinds in a windy wood!"
Hear a menagerie of woodwind instruments performing in our musical forest: from wild whistles to beastly bassoons!

Doors open at 10.00am. Concert lasts for about an hour.

Surrey & Thames Valley flexi-tickets and gift cards are valid for this concert

Bach to Baby - Festive Family Concert

Go to our Reading Christmas Special page to find out about our Christmas concerts in this location

Flexi-tickets and giftcards are NOT valid 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 30 mins prior to the concert, giving you time to ditch the buggy, grab a coffee, and catch up with friends before the performance.

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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

Bach to Baby Reading Venue ImageThe 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.

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Doors open 30 mins prior to the concert, giving you time to ditch the buggy, grab a freshly-brewed coffee or tea and catch up with friends before the performance