POPULAR Cradley Heath choir Voices in Harmony has announced a series of major concerts this year including its biggest yet.

The choir will be performing a fundraising concert at the Cornbow Hall in April, a free Maundy Thursday concert in Old Hill and a Summer Proms event at Dudley Council in June.

Stephen Bradley, from Voices in Harmony, is hoping the Cancer Research UK fundraiser, which will be compered by BBC Midlands Today presenter Michael Collie, on Saturday, April 5 will be a sell out.

He said: "The choir has been asked to arrange a concert to raise funds for Cancer Research UK and all proceeds will be donated towards further research.

"Since agreeing to this event I have personally heard of five more friends/relatives who have been diagnosed with cancer and I'm sure many of people in Halesowen have either had family or friends who have been afflicted by this terrible disease."

He added: "The Cornbow Hall has a capacity of 300 and we would love to see the hall full for this event."

Tickets cost £8 will be available next week from the choir's website www.vihchoir.org.

On Maundy Thursday (April 17) as part of Holy Week celebrations the choir will be performing Stainer's Crucifixion at Holy Trinity Church, Old Hill.

On Saturday, June 21 the choir will be performing at the Summer Proms event on Saturday, June 21 with guests Jonathan Veira, from of Gleinborne Opera and Songs of Praise, The Shirley Brass Band and compere BBC Midlands Today Sarah Falkland.

Tickets will cost £12 and will be available later this month.

Mr Bradley said: "This is to date the biggest event VIH will have arranged and we need to sell 1,000 tickets to fill Dudley Town Hall.

"Again your support would be appreciated at what such be a great concert."