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Choirs Festival kicks off Newman celebrations

08 February 2018

Newman University will kick off their 50th anniversary celebrations by hosting the Cathedrals Group Choirs Festival.

It takes place at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on Saturday 24 February and marks the start of a series of celebration events throughout the year.

The 30th annual Choirs Festival will feature performances from some of the country’s best university choirs.

Following performances from the individual choirs, visitors will also be able to experience a mass choir performance of the epic requiem mass Grande Messe des Morts by Berlioz, featuring soloist Stephen Mills and accompanied by the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra.

The event promises to be a joyful and uplifting occasion for everyone and with tickets at just £10 per person and £5 for concessions, the festival caters for all.

Derek Wroughton (pictured), choir director at Newman University and chair of the Cathedrals Group of Universities Choir Directors, said: “This event is an annual focal point for our university choirs, and we are thrilled to be hosting this year as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations.

“The Berlioz is a huge piece which, because of its scale, is not frequently performed. This occasion gives opportunity for our choirs to take part in what may be for them a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience!”

You can purchase tickets here: https://www.thsh.co.uk/boxoffice/ticket/498938 or directly from the THSH box office.

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