Musical treat for Metro customers


1912 Cbso Brass Tram Photo Credit Hannah Blake Fathers 0553.
1912 Cbso Brass Tram Photo Credit Hannah Blake Fathers 0526.

West Midland Metro customers arriving at one of the network’s new tram stops enjoyed a seasonal surprise yesterday thanks to musicians from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

At Library stop, in the heart of the city, they were treated to a medley of festive favourites performed by a brass quintet.

The stop is one of two opened last week as part of the tram extension to Centenary Square, close to our home at Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

The expanded tramway makes travel even easier for concert goers attending performances at the venue, including our forthcoming Christmas concerts this week, presented by actor Hugh Dennis. 

Pictured here (left to right) are musicians Jon Holland (trumpet), Elspeth Dutch (French Horn), Graham Sibley (Tuba), Tony Howe (Trombone) and Richard Blake (Trumpet).

Photo: Hannah Blake-Fathers