3 Years and counting for Friends
On 1st September, we formally announced our Friends concerts and events line-up for 2016/7 - our 4th season.
Thanks to concert-goers, membership subscribers and sponsors, we have raised over £30,000 so far towards the building and fabric of Holy Trinity. As always, our mission is to showcase the best talent from the Midlands and beyond, raise funds for the church but - more importantly - make Holy Trinity an accessible and engaging heart of Sutton Coldfield.
As you will read elsewhere on this site, Holy Trinity itself is about to emerge gloriously from a 9-month long, £1.6 million re-ordering project, making it an even more wonderful venue for worship and the community.
On the 22nd October, the Friends will present the 4th annual Royal Town Gala Concert with the wonderful Enigma Brass Ensemble and renowned organist - Paul Carr. Not only will this be an occasion to celebrate the re-opened church, it also marks another milestone - the first Royal Town Gala Concert since Sutton's new Town Council has been established.
Acclaimed Chinese concert pianist Di Xiao presents a magical performance on the 3rd December. Alison Neil's one-woman show "The Just William Lady" celebrates William's creator - Richmal Crompton - in a lively and entertaining portrayal on the 11th February 2017. Contemporary Folk and Acoustic duo - Gilmore & Roberts demonstrate why Q Magazine said they "take English folk and scuff it up with indie rock drama" on the 25th March 2017. On the 13th May, City of Lichfield Concert Band show why they are so warmly appreciated. Followed by Canoldir Male Voice Choir providing a captivating finale to the season on the 1st July 2017 - we're sure Pimms will be in full flood that night!
For a limited period (up to the 21st October only), Season Tickets are available which effectively offer 6 events for the price of 5. For details of the events and how to buy securely online for all the above mentioned events, everything is on this website or please call 0121 321 1144.
This season of events would not have been possible without the generous support of our two Sutton-based corporate supporters - Dignity plc and CM2000. We're extremely grateful to them for their enthusiasm and commitment.
We're always seeking new ideas from the church community and beyond so please think about joining the Friends (details on this website too), coming to a concert, or taking a more active role as a committee member.
Nick Revell, Chair of Friends