Line-up confirmed for Sutton Concerts in the Park

World-famous artists to perform in open-air extravaganza.

Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council have confirmed the full programme for Concerts in the Park on Saturday 30th June, along with a world-class conductor and soloist. Tickets are still available and cost £20 for adults and £10 for children and those on benefits (plus box office fee).

Join the world-class City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra as they take to the stage at 7pm and perform a brilliant outdoor fiesta programme. Opening with Strauss Overture to Die Fledermaus the programme includes highlights from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker as well as Bernstein’s Mambo from West Side Story through to Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: Montagues and Capulets and Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty Waltz.

Described as “one of Britain’s very best choirs” by the New York Times, Ex Cathedra will be on stage from 4pm, performing seasonal music from the 13th-century Sumer is icumen in to medley of best-loved Mozart tunes, a Dance to your Daddy and some fun based on a sheep counting rhyme!

Ahead of the CBSO’s performance support will also include Down for the Count Vintage Swing Orchestra performing a mix of vintage swing followed by their Motown Collective getting everyone on their feet in the early evening with a selection of medleys and soul favourites.

Belgian born Dirk Brossé is a composer and respected conductor on the international music scene. He is currently Music Director of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Music Director of the Filmfestival Ghent and Music Director and principal conductor of the Star Wars in Concert World Tour. Dirk will bring a wealth of international experience to Sutton Park.

Joining the world-class line up is Lance Ellington (pictured), one of the UK’s most prominent male vocalists, with a charismatic style and sultry tones. Lance is an English singer, songwriter, and actor specialising in swing and big ballads. He has worked with many artists including Sting, George Michael, Michael Jackson, and Robbie Williams; and currently makes regular performances on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Leader of Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council Councillor Simon Ward said: “I’m excited that we can reveal the details for the Saturday concert for this year’s Concerts in the Park. The programme promises to be a lot of fun, with something for everyone, including some patriotic favourites, and a great line up of world-class performers on stage throughout the afternoon and evening. If you haven’t already got your tickets, I would urge you not to miss out for the highlight of the summer in our Royal Town!

Dirk Brossé, composer and conductor added: “I have been lucky enough to work with award-winning orchestras in venues across the world however I am particularly excited about working with the CBSO in an outdoor setting, and one that looks so wonderful. For me conducting is about trying to understand and communicate who the composer is, and it’s this journey that I hope to take the audience on in Sutton Coldfield.”

Gates open at 1.30pm with audiences able to enjoy quality craft food and drink stalls in the beautiful surroundings of Sutton Park. This year there is the option of listen to the concerts under the canopy of the adjacent woodland and sip drinks at the botanical tent hosted by Simpsons Gin Bar whilst being entertained with cocktail demonstrations.

Tickets are available via Sutton Coldfield Town Hall either online onlineor via the box office,open Monday – Friday 10am–4pm on 0121 296 9543. Under 3’s go free.