The choir joined with seven other Midlands choirs on Saturday 21st April to form a 200 strong St George’s Day choir, performing to a packed audience at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall. Flags were waving to the sounds of the ‘England Anthem’ and ‘There’ll always be an England’ led by Soprano Sharron Burns with the choir singing chorus. The evening saw a wide variety of entertainment with solo performances from Sharon and Tenor singer Ian Hayward and rousing music from Sovereign Brass Band.
Also appearing were Solihull Chandos choir, the Novelli Dance School, Hillstone Primary School childrens choir and the Midlands comedian, songwriter and musician Malcolm Stent. The choir and band were conducted by Steve Roche, an experienced Birmingham based Musical Director who has conducted massed choir events on a number of occasions.
The evening was rounded off with rousing performances of ‘Rule Britannia’, ‘Jerusalem’ and Elgar’s ‘Pomp and Cirumstance’. A truly memorable evening to mark the St George’s Day celebrations, the proceeds of which went to support the John Taylor Hospice….if you missed it this year make sure you get a ticket next time!