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Happy Summer wishes!

15th June 2014, by Mark Lawrence

Now that our season is over, we would like to send you our best wishes for the summer. We will be starting our rehearsals again on Tuesday 9th September, if you are interested in coming along. You can read about our splendid new season of concerts for 2014-2015. We would love to see you there.

Most recently, Voices from the City of Birmingham Choir performed in the wonderful church of St Peter, Wootton Wawen, as part of their music festival. Here are a couple of pictures from that day (click to enlarge).

St Peter's Church

St Peter’s Church

Rehearsing for the concert

Rehearsing for the concert

Wonderful Wootton Wawen

18th May 2014, by Mark Lawrence

The name may be hard to say, but we are greatly looking forward to our forthcoming participation in the Wootton Wawen Music Festival. The festival runs from 9th – 14th June, and our concert is on Wednesday, 11th June at 7.30pm. MADRIGALS AND MORE is performed by Voices from the City of Birmingham Choir and instrumentalists Jessica Gabbott (flute) and Kristina Kennedy (harp). It takes place in the marvellous Saxon edifice, St Peter’s Church.

TICKETS £15 (unreserved seating) from Patricia Phillips (01564 793114) or Linda Gilbert (01564 793535)Wooton Wawen's Saxon church

See you on Saturday in Symphony Hall!

12th May 2014, by Mark Lawrence
In Symphony Hall...

In Symphony Hall…

Saturday 17th sees our fantastic musical feast – English Reflections – in Symphony Hall at 7.30 pm.

Along with the popular Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra, we present three works by composers writing in the early twentieth century, a period so much in focus as we commemorate the First World War.

In the concert is the tremendously powerful Hymn of Jesus by Gustav Holst, as well as Vaughan Williams’ evocative call for peace, Dona Nobis Pacem. The orchestra will perform Elgar’s King Arthur Suite. Book your tickets online, in person at the Symphony Hall or Town Hall box offices, or call 0121 345 0603. We look forward to seeing you.

Enjoy English Reflections!

27th April 2014, by Mark Lawrence

In Symphony Hall...

In Symphony Hall…

Not long now until our fantastic forthcoming musical feast – English Reflections – Saturday 17th May in Symphony Hall at 7.30 pm.

Working with the popular Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra, we present three works by composers writing in the early twentieth century, a period so much in focus as we commemorate the First World War.

We are enjoying singing the tremendously powerful Hymn of Jesus by Gustav Holst, as well as Vaughan Williams’ evocative call for peace, Dona Nobis Pacem. The orchestra will perform Elgar’s King Arthur Suite. Book your tickets online, in person at the Symphony Hall or Town Hall box offices, or call 0121 345 0603.

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