A COACH company has got into gear and been praised by Alcester Male Voice Choir for its support during the group's 40th Anniversary Gala Concert.

Johnsons Coach Travel helped bring local audiences to Birmingham earlier this month for the choir’s celebratory extravaganza, which was attended by more than 1,300 people, with the 80 strong choir wowing audiences with a varied evening of music.

As official sponsors of the choir, Johnsons helped transport over half of the audience from various pick up points across the region including Redditch, Bromsgrove, Stratford, Alcester and Studley to the packed out show.

The event took months of planning and choir director Judith Land said: “The concert was a wonderful evening and a great way to mark our anniversary. We worked closely with Johnsons’ coach hire departments and everything ran like clockwork on the night.”

John Johnson, commercial director at Johnson Coach Travel, was there on the evening and he added: “This is our second year of supporting the Alcester Male Voice Choir and we were delighted to work closely with them again.

"It was important to the choir that their loyal fans had a chance to see their gala concert in Birmingham and we made it possible by supplying 13 coaches to pick up over 600 people across the region and bring them to the Symphony Hall in Birmingham.”