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30 years on! Gala Celebration

20 November 2022 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


30 years on!…a gala concert to celebrate BSW’s 30th Anniversary featuring the world premiere of Shooting Star (Martin Ellerby) with Oliver Janes (clarinet)

Join BSW, Award Winner of Classic FM’s 2022 Big Platinum Performance, for a special afternoon gala concert celebrating our 30th anniversary. We will be joined by Oliver Janes, principal clarinet of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Michael Collie, BBC Midlands Today presenter. We will be showcasing music we have played throughout our 30 years including Riverdance, Stars and Stripes Forever, our first commission by our inaugural patron Guy Woolfenden and the stirring Sword in the Crown by Edward Gregson, narrated by Michael Collie. We will also be performing the world premiere of our latest commission of new work by our current patron composer Martin Ellerby – Shooting Star, in memory of original BSW member and clarinettist Simon Purkess.

Keith Allen  conductor
Oliver Janes  clarinet
Michael Collie  narrator
William Rogers  guest conductor


Just Flyin’ Julie Giroux
Serenade Derek Bourgeois
The Big Apple John Rutter
A Glimpse of Paradise Rob Wiffin
Curtain Call Guy Woolfenden
Shooting Star Martin Ellerby
The Stars and Stripes Forever J P Sousa
Danceries Kenneth Hesketh
The Sword and the Crown Edward Gregson
Riverdance Bill Whelan


Full price | £18.00
Full price, includes 1 free drink

Concession | £15.00
Concession (senior citizen), includes 1 free drink

Student/child | £12.00
Student/child ticket, includes 1 free drink

Family ticket (Good for 4) | £48.00
Family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children (includes 1 free drink for each person)


20 November 2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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CBSO Centre
Berkley Street
Birmingham, B1 2LF United Kingdom
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