Archive for September, 2010

City Choir shares in Mahler triumph

21st September 2010, by Mark Lawrence

Thirty-five members of the City of Birmingham Choir joined the CBSO Chorus, Halle Choir and CBSO under Andris Nelsons for two triumphant performances of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony (“Symphony of a Thousand”) last week.  Read about it in the Birmingham Post here, and in The Times here (subscription required).

Voice Factory – A New Project

15th September 2010, by Toby Hester, Website Admin

A new project with Bournville Young Singers

Voice Factory is the title for all aspects of the City of Birmingham Choir’s well established education programme.  We are in the process of setting up a new link with Bournville Young Singers, an independent choir covering an age range of 5 to 18+ comprised of a Training Choir, a Main Choir and a Chamber Choir for their more experienced members.

The City of Birmingham Choir will support a voice-coaching programme for the Bournville Young Singers, and we hope to create a whole range of other links that will prove to be of mutual benefit.

Find out more at

This is the latest addition to the Voice Factory programme which includes group professional coaching for all members of the City of Birmingham Choir, vocal tuition for new and young members, choral conducting workshops and a range of past projects for groups of young people over a long period.


11th September 2010, by Mark Lawrence

We hope everyone who packed into Waterhall enjoyed our performance of Faure and Handel today.  Certainly, the enthusiastic applause suggested that it was a great success!  It has been lovely to meet so many visitors to our stall in New Street.  The stall will be open on Sunday – so please come and say hello!

ArtsFest performance

3rd September 2010, by Mark Lawrence

Saturday 11th September 2010

2.30 – 3.00 pm Performance of Faure and Handel in the Waterhall Gallery of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Visit our stall in New Street on Saturday and Sunday, too! We look forward to meeting you.

Tickets on sale

1st September 2010, by Mark Lawrence

Tickets for our forthcoming concerts are now on sale at the Symphony Hall box office, on 0121 780 3333 and on-line at