Bromsgrove Town Crier to lead celebration concert at town's historic St John's Church - The Bromsgrove Standard
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20th Aug, 2022

Bromsgrove Town Crier to lead celebration concert at town's historic St John's Church

A CELEBRATION concert hosted by Bromsgrove Town Crier Kevin Ward takes place at 7.30pm on Sunday, June 26, at St John’s Church.

The Orchestra of St John, conducted by Richard Jenkinson, with leader Shulah Oliver and soloist Alastair Moseley on clarinet, will perform.

The programme includes music to celebrate Kevin’s parents’ love for music and their support of local musicians.

Some pieces from the original programme have changed and the final selection includes Waner’s Siegfried Idyll, Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, Johann Strauss’ The Blue Danube Waltz, Beethoven’s Symphony No 6 (Pastoral) and Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.

Kevin said he was so lucky to be brought up in a family which supported and encouraged music making and having fun.

“My parents were Patrons of Birmingham Conservatoire and they would have been delighted their legacy supports this concert in its entirety.

“The Celebration Concert includes some of their favourite pieces.”

He urged as many people as possible to come along and ‘dance with enthusiasm in the pews and aisles’ and to ‘sing lustily and enjoy the well-known choruses in a bid to raise the roof in celebration’.

Two local charities – the Friends of St John’s and the Norton Collection Museum – will benefit.

The Friends fund the ongoing maintenance of Bromsgrove’s ancient church building and the museum, which houses a large collection of items from the town’s past, is currently being renovated to improve access.

Whilst tickets and interval drinks are free, donations will be very gratefully accepted.

Visit www.a-celebration-26june.eventbrite.co.uk for more and to book places.

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