This Christmas, Town Hall Symphony Hall are taking part in The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge. This initiative enables us to double your donations through match funding and support the future of music making in Birmingham.
This year, over 100 people joined Town Hall Symphony Hall's free Reggae Choir and sung together for the first time at at Town Hall, whilst over 400 singers from local community choirs took to the stage at Symphony Hall as part of the annual Community Spirit showcase. But there’s so much more we could do…
The redevelopment of Symphony Hall's foyers will create dedicated spaces for learning and participation - that means, we'll be able to introduce over 24,000 young people and adults to a world of music every year.
Symphony Hall is a wonderful resource for musicians from all over the world and it's brilliant to see it used by community groups from across the West Midlands too. We are really excited to see Symphony Hall's public spaces redeveloped so that there are more suitable spaces for all kinds of local groups to perform and so that community music making can be celebrated and encouraged in Birmingham.Nicola Starkie, Quinton Community Choir
Halas Homes choir members feel empowered, motivated and gain a sense of achievement by being involved in performing as part of Community Spirit. Being a part of Community Spirit has opened doors and provided more opportunities to reach and perform to wider audiences in the region and beyond. The redevelopment of Symphony Hall will provide more open and accessible spaces which will enable access for all.Alison Sayer, CEO of Halas Homes
With one donation, you can help us inspire twice as many people. Donations to Town Hall Symphony Hall between 3 – 10 December will be generously matched by the Patrick Trust & our Big Give Champion, the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Your money can inspire twice as many young people and adults with a life-long love of music.
Town Hall Symphony Hall has teamed up with multi-platinum selling vocal group The Overtones to highlight the importance of music. With their innate charm and adherence to vintage-modernist style, and a devotion to the timeless appeal of male vocal harmonies, The Overtones are a bridge between pre-rock’n’roll classicism and lively 21st century entertainment. They’ve sold over a million albums, made countless TV appearances and filled Symphony Hall to capacity on tour after tour.
When I got into music it was not about being famous it was about expressing myself, getting up on stage doing what I love to do, connecting with people who are maybe going through the same things and make a living doing it. I don’t think it’s any secret that the boys have had a difficult couple of years. I've personally had a difficult couple of years also, so we all feel like we’ve come together and using music, like people do, to comfort and turn the page onwards and upwards.Jay James, The Overtones
A lot of people don’t know that Town Hall Symphony Hall is a charity. Another way you can enable us to immerse thousands of people in a world of music is to add a donation to your order the next time you book a ticket to any forthcoming concert or event. We rely on the generous donations and support of our audiences. Thank you for your generosity.