Birmingham singer Ruby Turner takes to the stage at Grand Central for BBC Music Day (Photograph: Paul Stringer)
Birmingham singer Ruby Turner takes to the stage at Grand Central for BBC Music Day (Photograph: Paul Stringer)

Gospel Queen Ruby Turner and a choral Flash Mob delighted commuters with a special performance at Birmingham’s New Street Station yesterday.

The choral spectacular kicked off Birmingham’s BBC Music Day celebrations which will see a host of unique and surprising musical happenings taking place around the city.

Colin Anderson, director of the Town Hall Gospel Choir, dances on stage (Photograph: Paul Stringer)
Colin Anderson, director of the Town Hall Gospel Choir, dances on stage (Photograph: Paul Stringer)

Ruby led the 30-strong Birmingham Town Hall Gospel Choir and band at Birmingham’s busy station courtesy of the flagship BBC music programme, Songs of Praise.

The ‘pop up’ performance entertained commuters from 9.45am launching BBC Music Day in the Midlands.

British Asian singer Jay Kadn performed live in the main atrium of Birmingham New Street Station
British Asian singer Jay Kadn performed live in the main atrium of Birmingham New Street Station
Music star Ruby Turner with Songs of Praise presenter David Grant (Photograph: Paul Stringer)
Music star Ruby Turner with Songs of Praise presenter David Grant (Photograph: Paul Stringer)

BBC Asian Network also got in on the action with British Asian singer Jay Kadn performing live in the main atrium of Birmingham New Street Station as well as multi-cultural dance troupe DesiNach captivating commuters with a dance routine to a mash up of Bollywood and Urban Music.

Guy Jones performed for BBC Music Day on Lovelock Bridge in Birmingham
Guy Jones performed for BBC Music Day on Lovelock Bridge in Birmingham
The Choir with No Name performed for BBC Music Day on Lovelock Bridge in Birmingham
The Choir with No Name performed for BBC Music Day on Lovelock Bridge in Birmingham
Ocean Colour Scenes Simon Fowler performed for BBC Music Day on Lovelock Bridge in Birmingham
Ocean Colour Scene’s Simon Fowler performed for BBC Music Day on Lovelock Bridge in Birmingham
Ruby Turner and the Town Hall Gospel Choir perform at Birmingham Grand Central as part of BBC Music Day
Ruby Turner and the Town Hall Gospel Choir perform at Birmingham Grand Central as part of BBC Music Day

>> GALLERY: BBC Songs of Praise live from Birmingham <<

And BBC WM’s Richie Anderson will broadcasthis afternoon show live from Birmingham’s Love Lock Bridge at the Mailbox where they broadcast live performances from Birmingham singer songwriter Guy jones, the city’s Homeless Choir, the Azaad Dhol Drummers and a special solo performance from Ocean Colour Scene’s Simon Fowler.

BBC Radio WM's Richie Anderson with The Choir with No Name performing for BBC Music Day on Lovelock Bridge in Birmingham
BBC Radio WM’s Richie Anderson with The Choir with No Name performing for BBC Music Day on Lovelock Bridge in Birmingham
Desi Nach performed at New Street as part of BBC Music Day
Desi Nach performed at New Street as part of BBC Music Day

>> GALLERY: BBC Music Day 2016 comes to Birmingham <<

BBC Music Day is returning for its second year, celebrating all types of music from around the UK and the Channel Islands. Bringing live music to people through an exciting range of events around the theme of collaboration, it aims to unite communities across different generations. BBC Music Day will feature broadcasts across BBC TV, Radio and digital services from 6am to midnight.

Crowds cheered as Ruby Turner and the Town Hall Gospel Choir performed at Birmingham Grand Central as part of BBC Music Day
Crowds cheered as Ruby Turner and the Town Hall Gospel Choir performed at Birmingham Grand Central as part of BBC Music Day

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For more information about BBC Music Day, a wider UK events list and how to get involved, please visit www.bbc.co.uk/musicday.

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