£1600 Cheque Presented To Cancer Research UK
Voices In Harmony celebrated their 25th Anniversary in 2022. The highlight of the year was a concert at Cornbow Hall, Halesowen in October 2022 with guests Travelling Brass and Hilary Crowhurst. This concert raised £1600 for Cancer Research UK which was presented by a few members of the choir at the Cancer Research UK charity shop in Halesowen.
Voices In Harmony Celebrate 25th Anniversary
Voices In Harmony celebrated their 25th Anniversary with a concert supporting Cancer Research UK at Cornbow Hall, Halesowen on 15 October 2022.
The idea of the choir, originally known as The Sandwell Community Choir, was conceived in late 1996 following a BBC television announcement about BT Voices For Hospices plans for a worldwide singing of Messiah. The first rehearsal took place in January 1997 for the concert on 18 October at West Bromwich Town Hall. The event was so successful that the members decided to continue to meet, learn, sing, and raise money for charities. Stephen Bradley has been the Musical Director since the formation of the choir and nine current members have been members from day one.
Performing as guests of Voices In Harmony at the Anniversary Concert were Hilary Crowhurst, who was a soloist for the inaugural Messiah performance, and Travelling Brass, a group of players from the brass band community across the UK, hence the name Travelling Brass. Travelling Brass have been entertaining audiences at the Voices In Harmony Christmas Concerts since 2014 and will be joining again this year for Christmas Concert on 10 December.
More photographs of the event can be found here.
Christmas Concert Raises Over £1000 For Charity
Our Christmas concert which took place on 11 December 2021 at Holy Trinity Church, Old Hill raised £1100 for charity through ticket sales and collection buckets. Two charities, Alzheimer’s Society and Holy Trinity Food Bank (part of the Black Country Food Bank) are the beneficiaries, each receiving the sum of £550.
Representatives from the two charities were invited to our rehearsal on 17 January to receive their donations.
Unfortunately the representative from Alzheimer’s Society had to cancel her visit at short notice, however she was able to attend our next rehearsal on 7 February.
Pictured (top) is a representative from Holy Trinity Food Bank receiving a cheque presented by the two youngest members of Voices In Harmony and (below) a representative from Alzheimers Society receiving a cheque presented by the youngest member of Voices In Harmony.
First Performance After Covid Restrictions Eased
Our first performance since the easing of Covid restrictions took place at St. Peter's Church, Church Road, Cradley on Saturday 9 October at 2:30pm.
The free concert attracted an audience of almost 100 and the retiring collection raised £363.10 in aid of St Peter's Tower Heritage Project.
So if you have missed us during the past 18 months or want to hear us for the first time why not keep an eye on this website for further information about our Christmas Concert on Saturday 11 December.