Symphony Hall, Birmingham 22nd October '06

Discussion in 'The Auditorium - Concert Details' started by David Francis, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. David Francis

    David Francis Member

    There will be eight male voice choirs, plus the The Youth Voices of the City ofBirmingham, under the mantle of the CBSO, and about 150 brass players which will include The Band of the West Mercia Constabulary and the Tredegar Town Band, plus players from the West Midlands Brass Bands Association.
    The concert is in aid of the Birmingham Childrens Hospital and of the eight choirs involved, four of them are from Blaenau Gwent, Wales.
    The reason for the Welsh presence is because there is going to be a Burns Unit which will be serving Wales and the Midlands.
    What we need is a lot of support to make this charity concert a great success.
    The choirs involved are , from Wales,(Blaenau Gwent) , Abertillery, Beaufort, Cwm and Ebbw Vale. From England is the Birmingham Welsh Choir ,The Canoldir, The Gentlemen Songsters, The Shelfield Choir and the Warley Choir.
    The Tredegar Town Band will have a solo spot at the beginning of the second half of the concert.
    The West Mercia Band, who has raised nearly £500,000 for charity since its inception, (about seven years ago) is continually playing for charity organiasations and is absolutely delighted to be involved with the Tredegar Band who are , like everyone else for this concert, giving their services freely.
    There is a band of about 160 players, drawn from West Mercia Constabulary, Tredegar Town, Cubbington Silver, Langley, City of Birmingham, Black Country Brass, Alcester Victoria, Avonbank, Cleobury Mortimer Concert,West Midlands Fellowship, and Shirley Band.
    It originally was very disappointing that the bands of the WMBBA gave such little support as all West Midlands bands had been approached, but the enthusiasm generated from the bands who wished to be represented more than made up for that initial disappointment.
    Dai Francis
    West Mercia Constabulary

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