We recently had the opportunity to get together and say thanks to our sponsors for all they’ve helped us achieve over the past year at the Town Hall Symphony Hall Annual Dinner.
Sponsored and held at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham, the event was hosted by our Chief Executive Andrew Jowett OBE, alongside Chair of the Board, Anita Bhalla OBE, and attended by a number of local and international businesses.
The evening got off to a great start with a drinks reception and entertainment provided by the Jazzlines Trio, composed of Shivraj Mathala on double-bass, Romarna Campbell on drums and Nick Adams on piano. The Trio, which is supported by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation as part of our talent development programme, entertained guests with a range of classic jazz standards.
We were delighted to raise over £800 through a raffle, with the prize generously provided by Heineken, who donated a luxury trip for two to the beautiful Moor Hall Hotel and Spa. All money raised through the raffle will go back into supporting our vital education and community work, so thank you to everyone that took part!
While tucking into dessert guests were treated to a surprise performance by Bostin’ Brass, Birmingham’s very own band of madcap musicians, who had guests clapping, singing and dancing along to their energetic sounds that take inspiration from New Orleans and traditional marching bands.
We are extremely grateful to our sponsors who enable us to each year connect over 15,000 young people and adults to a world of music through our extensive education, community and talent development projects.
In the last year alone this vital support has allowed us to do a range of activities, from celebrating and nurturing the musical talents of hundreds of school children, to bringing world-class musicians to the Symphony Hall stage. Without their support this simply would not be possible.