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Great choral music
Our exciting season 2014-2015 includes a tour to Paris and an energetic performance of Zimbe! with a large children’s choir. In a concert in Tewkesbury Abbey we feature music by Bach and Vaughan Williams, with special guest, renowned trumpeter Crispian Steele-Perkins.
We have also celebrated hugely popular composer Karl Jenkins’ 70th birthday in Birmingham and performed Spectacular Classics. No season would be complete without our wonderful Handel’s Messiah, so we have pre-announced our December 2015 concert.
Read the complete list of concerts below.
Karl Jenkins’ 70th Birthday concert (Saturday 1st November 2014, 7.30 pm, Symphony Hall)
Spectacular Classics (Saturday 22nd November, 2.30 pm and 7.30 pm, Symphony Hall)
Handel’s Messiah – Birmingham favourite (Friday 12th December, 7 pm, Symphony Hall)
Christmas Classics with Brian Blessed (Saturday 20th December, 2.30 pm, Symphony Hall)
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (Tuesday 30th December, 7.30 pm, Symphony Hall)
Tour to Paris, including Sunday Mass in Notre Dame (Wednesday 8th – Sunday 12th April 2015)
Bach and Vaughan Williams, with renowned trumpeter Crispian Steele-Perkins. (Saturday 16th May, 7 pm, Tewkesbury Abbey)
Zimbe! Come sing the songs of Africa! (Sunday 14th June, 2.30 pm, Town Hall)
Advance notice: Handel’s Messiah (Friday 4th December 2015, Symphony Hall)
More details on our CONCERTS page.
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Our inspirational music director is Adrian Lucas.
Seemingly effortless voice production – clean entries, clear text, a true joy.— Birmingham Post, December 2014
We have had a hugely successful and enjoyable tour to Paris (8th – 12th April). Follow our Twitter feed for the very latest comments.
Sunday 12th update… At Notre Dame
Saturday 11th update… Soon to rehearse in Notre Dame.
Friday 10th update
Wow! What a concert! Everyone pulled together to make a glorious sound at St Germain des Pres with organist Paul Carr and conductor Adrian Lucas.
Many a City Choir chorister sitting in the small garden next to St Germain des Pres… Eating a picnic… Avoiding the pigeons…
Another resonant church, but this time the gothic architecture seems to focus and blend the sound more than at La Madeleine.
Thurs 9th update
A successful and well-attended free concert today at the impressive Parthenon-inspired La Madeleine church. An enormously resonant building! Plenty of applause from the appreciative audience.
Wed 8th update.
Well, the choir has arrived by Eurostar and settled into our hotel. Having sought a tasty evening meal, and the odd glass or two, we are girding our loins for our first concert tomorrow afternoon at the Madeleine church.
16.00hrs Thursday 9th April 2015 – Eglise de La Madeleine
20.30hrs Friday 10th April 2015 – Abbaye St Germain des Pres
11.30hrs Sunday 12th April 2015 – International Mass – Cathedrale Notre Dame de Paris
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