Choir conductor’s high hopes

A local man is hoping to help a children’s hospital with an event in Birmingham in September. Bridgnorth-based conductor Simon Whitmore is hoping to raise £10,000 at a concert taking place at Birmingham Town Hall on Saturday 22 September. Choirmania will feature a 250-strong community pop choir and three soloists, former The Voice finalist Megan Reece, musical theatre veteran Lucy Key, and 11-year-old Maisie Freeman, who this year gained a distinction in her Grade 8 singing exam. All proceeds are for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.

“We thought it’d be great if we could bring all the choirs together and help raise a large amount of money for this amazing cause,” explains Simon. “All the choir members have got on board and the concert shows what can be done if people club together and show community spirit.”

The event will feature a range of songs from modern hits by George Ezra and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man to classics by Bill Withers and show tunes from Chicago and The Greatest Showman. For tickets, go to or call 0121 780 3333.


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