Celebrating the international newspaper with a local heart

Last week, colleagues from Town Hall Symphony Hall attended the The Phoenix Newspaper’s 8th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation.


Phoenix Annual Dinner Thsh

The Phoenix Newspaper have long supported Town Hall and Symphony Hall Birmingham’s concerts, talent development programmes and education outreach. 

Town Hall Symphony Hall Chair, Anita Bhalla OBE hosted the evening, presenting the People’s Choice Award sponsored by Town Hall Symphony Hall.

Amongst the invited guests celebrating this international newspaper with a local heart were Town Hall Gospel Choir’s Colin Anderson and Black Voices’ Celia Wickham-Anderson.


Phoenix Annual Dinner Group

Town Hall’s own Gospel Choir celebrates ten years of exciting, infectious and inspiring singing in The Midlands at Town Hall later this month. This anniversary concert will feature the many favourite gospel songs and arrangements that have excited their audiences across the country, in Europe and frequently on national TV. 

Female a cappella quintet Black Voices run Community Spirit in partnership with Town Hall Symphony Hall each year. The annual project offers local community choirs the opportunity to share repertoire and perform as a collective in a large-scale concert in Symphony Hall.   

Last year saw 450 Community Spirit singers delighting an audience of more than 1,100 people. Town Hall Symphony Hall are now accepting applications for choirs to take part in next year’s concert, which will take place at Symphony Hall on Sunday 26 May 2019.

Photographs © Jas Sansi 2018.