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Our exciting season 2014-2015 will conclude with an energetic performance of Zimbe! with a jazz band and a children’s choir. We have enjoyed a very successful tour to Paris. In a concert in Tewkesbury Abbey we featured music by Bach and Vaughan Williams, with special guest, renowned trumpeter Crispian Steele-Perkins.
You can see some photos from our Paris tour HERE.
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 4th 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.
We can provide a choir for weddings, parties or other occasions. Voices from the City of Birmingham Choir have been enthusiastically received at a wide range of events. A choir of between 10 and 30 singers can perform serious or more light-hearted songs to suit the mood. Read MORE.
Our inspirational music director is Adrian Lucas.
Seemingly effortless voice production – clean entries, clear text, a true joy.— Birmingham Post, December 2014
Now for our final concert this season. You cannot fail to enjoy the toe-tapping exuberant Zimbe! Come sing the songs of Africa by Alexander L’Estrange. The City Choir, children’s choir, jazz ensemble and vocalist Joanna Forbes L’Estrange will fill the Town Hall with music on Sunday 14th June at 2.30 pm.
Also in that concert will be the delightful Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare by jazz legend George Shearing, as well as the world premiere performance of The Rain Queen, specially composed by Birmingham musician and City Choir member, John Barber.
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