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A Wonderful Choral Season
Welcome to our 2015-2016 season of wonderful choral concerts in Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and our first concert in the fabulous new Elgar Concert Hall at the University of Birmingham. Remaining in the season are a popular concert conducted by Karl Jenkins and a delightful afternoon of folksong-themed music in which we also celebrate the composer Gerald Finzi.
Saturday 7th May at 7.30pm, Symphony Hall
Karl Jenkins Requiem
Sunday 3rd July at 2.30 pm, Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham
Folk Songs and Finzi
More details on our CONCERTS page.
We have already performed:
Fright Night Classics with the CBSO – Saturday 31st October 2015
Spectacular Classics – Saturday 14th November 2015 (two performances)
Handel’s Messiah with the CBSO – Friday 4th December 2015
Christmas with Aled Jones – Saturday 19th December 2015
Mahler’s 8th Symphony – Sunday 6th March 2016
You can see some photos from our hugely successful Paris tour HERE. We are now planning our next tour, to Vienna in 2017.
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
“I doubt anyone has ever heard Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand” given with that number of musicians, but I guess Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra’s amazing presentation under Michael Lloyd on Sunday came somewhere near the forces employed by Mahler for the Munich premiere of this Eighth Symphony in 1910.”
So says Birmingham Post critic, Christopher Morley. (Read the whole article.)
Choir of over 300 (City of Birmingham Choir and University of Birmingham Chorus plus children’s choir, BPO (in marvellous form) of over 140 players, eight soloists – all under the baton of Michael Lloyd celebrated BPO’s 75th anniversary in style on Sunday 6th March. Read MORE.
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A choir of 150 singers, we are always looking for new members to join us. We’re a friendly choir with a reputation for high standards of performance stretching back nearly a century, rehearsing on Tuesdays in central Birmingham from 6.30 to 8.30pm. Read MORE.
World Première Performance
Last year, we were delighted to perform the world première of our composer-in-residence, John Barber’s, The Rain Queen. Now, we are delighted to note that this video is available for your enjoyment. Read MORE.