Archive for November, 2011

Classic FM’s Top Choice MESSIAH!

27th November 2011, by Mark Lawrence

Start your Christmas Celebrations in style this December and join us and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra on Friday 9th (Symphony Hall) and Tuesday 13th (Town Hall) for our annual Messiah performances.

Classic FM have made us their “Top Choice” Messiah for the festive season and, if that is not enough persuasion, we will be giving away free programmes (and you can pop to the amazing German Christmas Market nearby for a warming mug of Glühwein).

Christmas Treats

While you’re about it, book for our wonderful Christmas Treats concert on Sunday afternoon, 18th December.

Happy Birthday, City Choir

5th November 2011, by Mark Lawrence

A party in the foyer at Symphony Hall with a 90th birthday cake and a toast to the City of Birmingham Choir concluded our wonderful concert tonight. It was lovely to see many supporters, life members and patrons. Our President welcomed all present, and there were three resounding cheers!

Deputy Lady Mayoress cuts the birthday cake.

After a pre-concert talk involving Christopher Robinson, with a goodwill message from Sir David Willcocks, as well as a short performance from Bournville Young Singers, our concert included spectacular Janacek – the Galgolitic Mass. Congratulations to conductor Adrian Lucas and all the performers for a splendid evening.

Look at our Facebook site for more photos (see link).

Free Programmes for Messiah!

This year we are trialling a new initiative to give audiences free programmes for our Messiah concerts. A short, free programme with the words and other basic information will be given out at the concert itself. A more detailed full-colour programme is available online to read at your leisure, before or after the concert.

See you on Saturday!

2nd November 2011, by Mark Lawrence

Just hours to go to our  90th birthday concert in Symphony Hall –  Saturday 5th November at 7.30 pm.

Read the article in the Birmingham Post, here.

Stunning soloists – Judith Howarth,Catherine King, Adrian Thompson and Keel Watson – the CBSO, choir – and amazing music!  Don’t miss a marvellous evening’s entertainment.

Watch an extract of the thrilling Glagolitic Mass from this year’s BBC Proms:

We will be having a Late Bar in the Symphony Hall foyer after the concert , where you can socialise with choir members and friends and help us celebrate our birthday.

Included in your concert ticket is a free pre-concert talk with former conductor Christopher Robinson, our associate choir, Bournville Young Singers, a message from Sir David Willcocks.

Don’t wait – book tickets for yourself and your friends now!