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Singing in Symphony Hall

Singing in Symphony Hall

Great choral music

Our exciting season 2014-2015 includes a tour to Paris and an energetic performance of Zimbe! with a large choir of children. We have also celebrated hugely popular composer Karl Jenkins’ 70th birthday in Birmingham. In a concert in Tewkesbury Abbey including music by Bach and Vaughan Williams, featuring renowned trumpeter Crispian Steele-Perkins, going back to our roots, we perform the Mass in G Minor. (We gave its first performance on 6th December 1922 as part of the choir’s second season.) And, of course, our wonderful Handel’s Messiah.

Read the complete list of concerts below.

2014-2015 season’s concerts…

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)

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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)

Crispian Steele-Perkins

Crispian Steele-Perkins

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)

ZimbeZimbe! 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 tour to Paris

15th March 2015, by Mark Lawrence

We are very excited by our forthcoming tour to Paris (8th – 12th April) which will include two concerts and Sunday morning mass in Notre Dame.

More details to follow, but here are the music programmes. Maybe you would like to whizz over to Paris and join the audience?

PROGRAMMES
Adrian Lucas – conductor
Paul Carr – organ

16.00hrs Thursday 9th April 2015 – Eglise de La Madeleine
O Clap your Hands – Gibbons
Kyrie – Mendelssohn
Organ: Impromptu from Pièces de Fantaisie – Vierne
Mass in G Minor – Vaughan Williams
Organ: Allegro giocoso: from Seven Improvisations – Saint-Saëns
Te Deum in C – Britten
Lord of the Dance – arr Willcocks

20.30hrs Friday 10th April 2015 – Abbaye St Germain des Pres
Te Deum in C – Britten
Christus Resurgens – Philips
Sanctus – Mendelssohn
Organ: Pièce d’Orgue BWV 572 – Bach
Mass in G Minor – Vaughan Williams
Organ: Choral Song and Fugue – SS Wesley
Ecce Ancilla Domini – Paul Drayton
In Exitu Israel – S Wesley
Lord of the Dance – arr Willcocks

11.30hrs Sunday 12th April 2015 – International Mass – Cathedrale Notre Dame de Paris
Ecce Ancilla Domini – Paul Drayton
Sanctus and Agnus Dei – Mass in G minor – Vaughan Williams
Christus Resurgens – Philips

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Fantastic Equinox concert!

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