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.