16th August 2017
One of the world’s leading orchestras is hitting the road for a BBC Proms show at the iconic Royal Albert Hall with a helping hand from a Solihull executive travel firm.
The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) is performing at the London venue on Monday, August 21 as part of the world-renowned concert season, while the CBSO Youth Chorus has performed at five concerts throughout July and August.
As with every performance they give in the UK, the Orchestra and Youth Chorus are taken to the shows by executive coach, bus and chauffeur car company LandFlight, which has provided coaches for each concert, including a mixture of day trips to London and some overnight stays.
The company has been providing travel services to the CBSO since 2004 and has taken them to recent concerts including Snape Maltings Concert Hall in Suffolk, St Andrews Hall in Norwich and – much closer to home – The Malvern Theatres in Malvern and Sutton Park in Sutton Coldfield.
Director Danny Matthews said: “The CBSO is a very active orchestra and we transport them to their concert performances all over the country.
“The Royal Albert Hall is an iconic venue and one we’re looking forward to visiting with the CBSO this week.”
The CBSO gives more than 100 concerts each year in Birmingham, the UK and around the world. The CBSO Youth Chorus is open to girls in school years 9 to 13 and is established as one of the country’s leading youth choruses.
Rachel Lockwood, the CBSO’s assistant orchestra manager, said: “LandFlight always provide a wonderful service for the CBSO, efficient and friendly, ensuring our orchestra and choruses get around the country as smoothly as possible.
“LandFlight are a vital link in the CBSO’s busy touring schedule and the journeys to this year’s BBC Proms are a highlight of the year.”
For more information on the CBSO, visit www.cbso.co.uk.