Eleven choirs from across the Midlands are looking forward to a special showcaseconcert at Birmingham’s landmark Town Hall onSunday 15 May.
They will be joining professional choirs for the culmination of Sing for All: CommunitySpirit, a celebration of the region’s exciting and diverse community choral talent. Thechoirs – whose musical styles range from folk and gospel to barber shop and classical –will perform a range of works by local composers and arrangers, many of them writtenspecially for the occasion.
Participating choirs are
Black Voices (gospel & spiritual)
Ex Cathedra (classical)
Town Hall Gospel Choir (gospel & spiritual)
Sargam Dhun Institute of Indian Music (Indian Classical), Harborne
Stella Maris (medieval music), Stirchly
Birmingham Community Gospel Choir (gospel & spiritual), Handsworth
Quinton Community Choir (mixed genres), Quinton
Stream of Sound (British folk), Stourbridge
Birmingham Women?s Choir (gospel & spiritual)
Lichfield Gospel Choir (gospel & spiritual), Lichfield
Second City Sound (barbershop), Great Barr
Organised by Town Hall & Symphony Hall?s Education & Community Department, Sing for All offers professional singing training and performance opportunities to all parts of the community, with funding from the Peter and Jane How Trust, patrons of the singing programme.
Community Spirit, now in its second year, was formed in partnership with leading female a-capella group and Town Hall Associate Artists Black Voices and aims to celebrate and support community choirs as well as invest in new music. Following a series of workshops, led by the local composers and arrangers whose works will be performed at the concert, all the choirs join together for the showcase at Town Hall with Black Voices, Ex Cathedra and the Town Hall Gospel Choir.
Sing For All: Community Spirit is on Sunday 15 May at Town Hall Birmingham. Tickets priced £5 (plus transaction fee) are available from the Box Office on 0121 780 3333 or via www.thsh.co.uk.
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