OPERA star Roderick Williams OBE will be marking his appointment as patron of one of the largest and oldest chamber choirs in the West Midlands – the Birmingham Bach Choir – with a special recital in Bromsgrove.
Roderick will performing Beethoven and Schubert, accompanied by pianist Susie Allan, at Bromsgrove School’s Routh Hall on Thursday, May 9, at 7.30pm.
The accomplished baritone, who recently perfored with the Royal Opera, was the the winner of ‘Singer of the Year’ at the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards in 2016.
He was awarded an OBE for his service to his music the following year.
Roderick has sung with the likes of the Berlin Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and BBC orchestras and his numerous recordings include Vaughan Williams, Berkeley and Britten operas for Chandos, and an extensive repertoire of English song with pianist Iain Burnside for Naxos.
Roderick said: “I’m delighted to be associated with the Birmingham Bach Choir – living as I do in the Midlands makes this pretty much my local choir.
“My association with Paul Spicer goes back more than 30 years, so I am especially pleased to support the work he has done, and continues to do, with this proud and magnificent choir.”
Tickets for Roderick Williams Sings Beethoven and Schubert are £22 (£19.50 concessions) and £10 for students.
Visit www.birmingham.bachchoir.com for tickets and more information.