When 2016 began we had ambitious plans for a special concert or two to celebrate our 20th year of music and ministry. Someone even mentioned the words “live recording” at one point. Then we put everything we had into our 20th anniversary presentation of Born for This on Palm Sunday at St Chad’s Cathedral.
It was breathtakingly wonderful. But the thought of trying to organise another large-scale event after that, made our tiny team breakout in a cold sweat! So our summer concerts will be a little bit lower key than we’d originally envisaged, for the sake of our health and sanity.
Jo and the beautiful band, will be hosted by parishes who have some special events of their own to celebrate. The Three Parishes Partnership in the South West of the City of Birmingham will celebrate their new collaboration and the feast day of one of their member parishes – St John Fisher Catholic Church in West Heath. Then the band heads north to Lancashire to share the festivities with the parish of St Wulstan’s in Blackburn.
Each concert will feature a massed choir of enthusiastic young voices from the local primary schools. And we’ve plumbed the depths of our 20 year back catalogue to select some fabulous oldie-goldies that haven’t been heard for a while.
Although it’s not quite the extravaganza we first envisaged, these concerts will be a wonderful, joy-filled occasions, with music to lift your spirits and feed your soul. Which is exactly what we’ve been doing for 20 years, and hope to do for many years to come… God willing.
WHEN AND WHERE:
Sat 25 June, 7:45pm // BIRMINGHAM
St John Fisher Catholic Church, West Heath
Sun 26 June, 6:30pm // BLACKBURN
St Wulstan’s Catholic Church, Great Harwood
ALL TICKETS: £6.00 in advance (£7 on the door)
TEL: 01675 466 254 or Book online [link to boxoffice page]
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