Commonwealth Games Festival: 100 musicians and spoken words artists to perform at Symphony Hall

The concert is part of a six-month cultural festival associated with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Music charity B:Music have announced a Beyond the Bricks of Brum concert at Symphony Hall.

The concert is part of a six month cultural festival that is associated with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The incredible large-scale concert will be hosted on Symphony Hall’s iconic stage on Friday June 17.

Tickets can be purchased from the B:Music website and start at £38 per person and the concert will begin at 8pm.

Over 100 musicians will feature in the celebration of Birmingham’s music and spoken word scene.

Some of the most exciting and talented artists in Birmingham will perform in what is considered to be one of the finest concert halls in the world.

Beyond the Bricks of Brum will also see artists being partnered with the iconic BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Black Voices will be performing on the night alongside the BBC Symphony Orchestra

The concert is part of a six month festival that is aimed to shine a spotlight on the creativity of the West Midlands

With a global spotlight currently on Birmingham for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, it’s the perfect opportunity to highlight the talent of some incredible Brummies.

Principal guest conductor, Dalia Stasevska will hold the baton as she conducts arrangements by Jules Buckley.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra will also play brand new arrangements and compositions alongside acapella quintet Black Voices.

Birmingham Poet Casey Bailey, rapper MC Sanity and other invited guest artists will also perform on the night.

This will be a one-off performance to showcase the best of Birmingham to the world and celebrate the city’s place in the Commonwealth.

Beyond the Bricks of Brum will also look forward to the future of music and spoken word within the city.

Black Voices’ three lead artists, Casey Bailey, Sanity and Shereece Storrod were asked to invite other local artists to perform on the evening.

The lead artists were asked to select people they felt should have the opportunity to have their work performed alongside the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Four artists were then invited to perform on the night, including poet and rapper John Bernard, spoken-word poet Jasmine Gardosi, hip-hop artist TrueMendous and singer and composer Agaama.

Chief executive of B:Music, Nick Reed, said: “B:Music is thrilled to be producing Beyond the Bricks of Brum as our flagship contribution to the Birmingham 2022 Festival.

“Commissioned specially for the Festival, this show brings together some of the most exciting, inspiring and melodic voices from across the region in a real celebration of home-grown talent.

“Using brand new arrangements, these voices will combine with the BBC Symphony Orchestra on the Symphony Hall stage to create something very special.

“From Birmingham with love, to the Commonwealth and beyond, this is sure to be a night to remember.”

John Bernard, Nick Reed and Shereece Storrod with the Birmingham 2022 seat at Symphony Hall

The charity B:Music also runs a Name a Seat campaign which enables donors to dedicate a seat in Symphony Hall to their favourite musicians, performances or to remember a loved one.

A seat has also been dedicated to Birmingham 2022 to celebrate the Commonwealth Games coming to the city.

The donations to the scheme support the charity’s Learning and Participation programme, which helps create musical opportunities and experiences for over 18,000 young people and adults in Birmingham.

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