Top tenor for Sutton

International singer added to Sutton Park concert bill.

Internationally acclaimed tenor Noah Stewart will join the CBSO for Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council’s Concerts in the Park on Saturday 1 st July.

Recognised for his distinctive timbre and magnetic stage presence Noah has become one of opera’s most sought after international performers. He is a frequent guest artist with major opera companies and concert halls around the world, and this concert will be the second time Noah has performed as guest artist with the world-renowned CBSO, having previously performed with the Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

The CBSO will perform a repertoire of popular classics and epic film scores in the heart of Sutton Park, conducted by CBSO Associate Conductor Michael Seal. They will take the audience through scores from Harry Potter, Star Wars and the Nutcracker, through popular opera arias and a number of classical favourites. Noah will add his voice to the evening.

Stephen Maddock OBE, Chief Executive of the orchestra, said: “It is an absolute delight to announce that Noah Stewart will return to the CBSO as guest artist for the Concerts in the Park in Sutton Coldfield. Noah brings real charisma to the stage and his rich tenor voice is the perfect match for the stunning setting of Sutton Park. His performance will add to what is promising to be a magical and memorable evening.”

Councillor Simon Ward aqdded: “We really are proud to be bringing the world’s best to Sutton Park this July. We hope many people across Sutton Coldfield will take the opportunity to experience this world-class performer alongside the CBSO. Visitors from further afield who won’t want to miss the opportunity to see and hear Noah alongside the CBSO will have the opportunity to experience the best culture in the heart of our Town in Sutton Park, helping us to really put Royal Sutton Coldfield on the map!”

Gates open from 4pm and the performances begin at 5pm with 60s tribute singer Tony Skeggs, with numbers by the Beatles amongst others. The WestEnders will perform an exciting programme of favourites from the magical shows of the West End such as Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera. The CBSO will perform from 7pm.

Organised and heavily subsidised by Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council, a free Beasts and Bugs family fun day will take place on Sunday 2nd July, featuring special family performances by a ten piece mini-orchestra made up of CBSO musicians, alongside craft activities and live music from Sutton Coldfield Choirs. Sutton Park Rangers will lead site tours and activities and visitors should be on the lookout for some fantastical street theatre including The Flying Fox Bats by Circo Rum Ba Ba Stilts and Praying Mantas by Artemis.

Tickets cost j£10 (£5 concessions) for the Saturday. Entrance to the Family Fun Day on Sunday, 2nd July is free, however to guarantee entry tickets are available in advance.

Tickets can be purchased in person or on the phone during box office hours, Monday-Friday 10am-4pm on 0121 296 9543 or online Further information on parking and food and drink can be found alongside the ticket information here