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Breadth and depth of choral sound

3rd March 2014, by Mark Lawrence

131116_5291webOur rehearsals at present take us into a broad and deep sound world of harmonic richness and polyphonic mastery, often singing in 8-part (double choir) formation. From the “Technicolor” sound world of Holst’s Hymn of Jesus to the Tudor masterpiece that is Orlando Gibbons’ O Clap Your Hands Together, via Vaughan Williams’ moving Dona Nobis Pacem and Mendelssohn’s Mass for Double Choir, we have plenty to get our voices into.

Meanwhile, we are planning an enterprising and innovative season for 2014-15. As we say, we are “Passionate about great choral music!

Mahler’s Third

18th February 2014, by Mark Lawrence

Our ladies are performing with Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra in Mahler’s Third Symphony on Sunday 23rd February in Birmingham Town Hall at 3 pm.

A sprawling, magnificent work, Mahler’s longest symphony contrasts evocations of the primeval forces of nature with moments of child-like naivety and a final deeply-felt hymn to love.

In Town Hall

In Town Hall with the BPO

Buy tickets online HERE or call 0121 345 0603.

Singing Tuesdays!

25th January 2014, by Mark Lawrence

We are rehearsing Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem and Holst’s Hymn of Jesus on Tuesday nights in central Birmingham.

We are always looking to add to our 150-strong choir of committed singers. We welcome all to consider joining the choir, from sixth formers and students and all ages up. Try out for a while then book an audition. Enjoy an inspirational musical education with us and make new friends, too.

Rehearsing Mozart Requiem

Rehearsing Mozart Requiem

Your Tuesday nights will never be the same again!

Contact us if you want more information – maybe read more HERE?

S, A, T or B?

6th January 2014, by Mark Lawrence

We start rehearsing Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem and Holst’s Hymn of Jesus on 14th February, and are holding an OPEN REHEARSAL on Tuesday 21st January. (Download the leaflet HERE for more details.)

In Town Hall

In Town Hall

We are always looking to add to our 150-strong choir of committed singers. We welcome all to consider joining the choir, from sixth formers and students and all ages up. Try out for a while then book an audition. Enjoy an inspirational musical education with us and make new friends, too.

Your Tuesday nights may never be the same again!

Contact us if you want more information – maybe read more HERE?

Open Rehearsal in January

16th December 2013, by Mark Lawrence

We are taking our Christmas break right now – a well-deserved rest after a busy schedule! We start rehearsals again on 14th January, and would like to welcome you to our OPEN REHEARSAL on Tuesday 21st January. Download the leaflet HERE for more details.

Happy Christmas!

Christmas Treats

12th December 2013, by Mark Lawrence

Book now!
Sunday 15th December at 2:30pm in Town Hall Birmingham. That’s the time and place to be for a wonderful afternoon of glorious Christmas music with the City of Birmingham Choir and friends. The Heart of England Brass and King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls Chamber Choir bring you old favourites and new.

Book your tickets now online.

Merry Christmas!
Christmas Treats CD

Handel’s Messiah

17th November 2013, by Mark Lawrence

Handel

Handel

And the Glory of the Lord.  For unto us a Child is Born. Glory to God. The Trumpet shall Sound. Hallelujah! Worthy is the Lamb that was Slain…
Just a few of the dozens of well-known and memorable musical moments in this superb masterpiece.
Handel’s Messiah, composed in 1741, has become established as one of the most popular and enduring choral works. The City of Birmingham Choir’s annual performances are always enthusiastically received. “Their singing was equally adept in meditative passages, tripping pastorals and thundering choruses.” (Birmingham Post)
Join us at Symphony Hall (Friday 6th December) or Town Hall (Tuesday 10th) with the CBSO and fine soloists for a wonderful evening of music. Details HERE.
Also for Christmas Treats and our CD.

All-Mozart concert to enjoy!

1st November 2013, by Mark Lawrence

mozart requiem 161113Nationally advertised in the press last weekend, it’s time to buy your tickets to Mozart’s Requiem, featuring the City of Birmingham Choir at Symphony Hall on Saturday 16th November at 7.30pm. Our conductor Adrian Lucas directs an enjoyable and entertaining all-Mozart concert – The Marriage of Figaro Overture, Piano Concerto no. 21, and the famous Requiem. The excellent Orchestra of the Swan will be accompanying us once again, and we have a strong team of soloists.
Book HERE or call 0121 345 0603.

See more details of our forthcoming concerts, including Handel’s Messiah, HERE.

Marvellous Mozart’s Requiem

15th October 2013, by Mark Lawrence

mozart requiem 161113With our Karl Jenkins concert (2nd November) well on the way to a sell out, it’s time to buy your tickets to Mozart’s Requiem, featuring the City of Birmingham Choir at Symphony Hall on Saturday 16th November at 7.30pm. Our conductor Adrian Lucas directs a marvellous concert – The Marriage of Figaro Overture, Piano Concerto no. 21, and the famous Requiem.

Book HERE or call 0121 345 0603.

See more details of our forthcoming concerts HERE.

Karl Jenkins to conduct next concert

11th September 2013, by Mark Lawrence

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Famous and popular composer, Karl Jenkins, is to conduct the City of Birmingham Choir in a concert celebrating his most popular and highly acclaimed works including Palladio, Passacaglia and The Armed Man, along with favourite excerpts from Requiem, The Peacemakers and Stabat Mater. Saturday 2nd November, Symphony Hall.

Book HERE or call 0121 345 0600.

See more details of our forthcoming concerts HERE.