An international singing star is set to perform alongside a choir from Kidderminster.  

Singing sensation Aled Jones will perform at the Gala Concert in Birmingham marking the 120th anniversary of Kidderminster Male Choir. 

The men in red of the award-winning choir were "overjoyed" when the performer and broadcaster, who shot to fame as a choir boy with his top five hit Walking in the Air, agreed to take part in the performance. 

The Welsh-born singer will perform a number of solo favourites as well as being accompanied by the choir in the concert at Birmingham Town Hall. 

The milestone event on Friday, September 6, will also feature the popular women's choir the Kidderminster Valentines. 

John Parkinson, choir member and communications manager, said: "It's quite a coup for us to celebrate our 120th anniversary with a star like Aled and in such auspicious surroundings. 

"We were overjoyed when he agreed and can’t wait to share the stage and sing with him. It will be so special and such a memorable occasion for us, our friends from the Valentines and our supporters."

Aled Jones Aled Jones (Image: Handout)

The evening promises to be an entertaining, eclectic mix of songs and with tickets expected to sell fast, concertgoers are advised to book early.

Kidderminster Male Choir is one of the oldest and has entertained audiences abroad as well as across the UK.

It marked its centenary with a sell-out concert at Birmingham Symphony Hall and has performed at top venues including London’s Royal Albert Hall and the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

It has also raised many thousands of pounds for charities, including £55,000 for Help for Heroes.  

Several thousand pounds have already been raised for this year’s chosen charity, the Kidderminster and Worcestershire Prostate Cancer Support Group, in memory of a much-loved member who died from the disease.

Tickets for the Gala Concert are on sale from £39 at