Tamworth groups to perform at Symphony Hall

Thursday, 20th March 2014

Singers, dancers, actors and other artists from Tamworth are being given a once-in-a-lifetime chance to perform in a huge showcase at Birmingham Symphony Hall which puts the community centre stage.

The ambitious project, This Is Tamworth, is an exciting collaboration between arts groups of all types from across the borough, brought together by Tamworth Borough Council’s Arts & Events team working in partnership with musical director Gladstone Wilson.

They have hired the prestigious Symphony Hall for the evening of Thursday July 3 and are inviting arts groups to take part in This Is Tamworth, to showcase the borough’s talent and generate pride in the work being created here in the town.

Groups already confirmed to take part in This Is Tamworth are Tamworth Voices, Young Voices, TAMY and St Gabriel’s RC School – with dozens more schools, singing groups, drama clubs and bands expected to take up the chance of a lifetime to perform in one of the world’s most prestigious concert venues.

This Is Tamworth aims to tell the story of Tamworth and its people through a creative piece of theatre, dance and music which will document pivotal moments in the history of the borough.

The exact shape the performance will take will be determined by the input of the groups taking part, but it is expected to feature music, dance, drama and visuals, with a narration linking the whole piece together.

Themes which will be explored in This Is Tamworth include powerful women in the borough’s history, positive things about Tamworth, coal mining, important figures, significant buildings, heroes and celebration.

Organisers are hoping that This Is Tamworth will attract huge public support, and are hoping to sell in excess of 1,000 tickets

Tamworth Borough Council Deputy Leader, Cllr Rob Pritchard, said: “We are so proud and delighted for our local artists and performers. To perform at the Symphony Hall is so exciting and we are urging everyone to grab tickets while they are still available. This is a once in a lifetime chance, so to use a popular theatrical phrase, break a leg!”