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Happy New Year 2018!

1st January 2018, by Mark Lawrence

The City of Birmingham Choir would like to wish you a happy new year.

Christmas Wishes

20th December 2017, by Mark Lawrence

We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Celebrate with Classic Carols

9th December 2017, by Mark Lawrence


 
Join the City of Birmingham Choir and famous actor and TV presenter Sir Tony Robinson for a delightful evening of CLASSIC CAROLS at Symphony Hall on Monday 18th December at 7.30 pm.
Joining the choir will be the London Concert Orchestra and soloists, tenor Nicky Spence and trumpeter Crispian Steele Perkins (with whom we gave a delightful concert in Tewkesbury Abbey not long ago).
Get your tickets HERE.

We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Marvellous Messiah, this Friday

6th December 2017, by Mark Lawrence

Handel

Time to get your seat in Symphony Hall for our performance of Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah, this Friday 8th December at 7 pm. ONLY A FEW SEATS LEFT! We have enjoyed rehearsing our annual favourite music to perform with the CBSO and great soloists. Do join us – we look forward to your company.

Handel’s masterpiece

16th November 2017, by Mark Lawrence

We are delighted to tell you that the Grand Tier is now open for ticket sales for our sparkling performance of Handel’s Messiah. Time to book your tickets if you haven’t done so. The CBSO joins the City Choir and a team of wonderful soloists for our Symphony Hall performance starting at 7 pm on Friday 8th December.

 

Spectacular Classics

5th November 2017, by Mark Lawrence

After a thrilling performance of Mozart’s Requiem, we are delighted to be returning to Symphony Hall on Saturday 11th November for two performances  of the popular Raymond Gubbay promotion, Spectacular Classics at 2:30 and 7:30 pm.

Mozart’s Requiem

4th November 2017, by Mark Lawrence

We have enjoyed our rehearsals of Mozart’s Requiem, that great and moving work which Mozart only partly completed on his deathbed. His discussions with his pupil, Süssmayr, allowed the latter to complete the work – most probably with a good deal of the intended elements.

There is still time to book tickets for this lovely concert on Sunday 5th November at 3 pm in Symphony Hall.

Do book tickets for this and our other forthcoming Symphony Hall Concerts. We look forward to seeing you in the audience.

Well into the swing of things…

16th September 2017, by Mark Lawrence

We have enjoyed our first rehearsals of the autumn “getting our teeth into” Mozart’s Requiem, that great and moving work which Mozart only partly completed on his deathbed. His discussions with his pupil, Süssmayr, allowed the latter to complete the work – most probably with a good deal of the intended elements.

Do book tickets for this and our other forthcoming Symphony Hall Concerts. We look forward to seeing you in the audience.

Come to our WELCOME Rehearsal

25th August 2017, by Mark Lawrence


WOULD YOU LIKE TO SING IN A GREAT CHOIR? If so, why not come to our “Welcome Rehearsal“. This is a chance to welcome back existing members for the new season, and also to welcome anyone who might be interested in singing in our choir. Come along and try us out.
Tuesday 5th September in Birmingham city centre
Please arrive early (from 5.30pm) for light refreshments, to say hello and to borrow some music for the evening. The rehearsal starts at 6.30 and runs until 8.30 pm.
Read more in our Welcome Rehearsal leaflet. Read more about membership HERE.


Thank you for the music!

18th June 2017, by Mark Lawrence

Self-wounding pelican


A wonderful summer evening in Tewkesbury was the setting for our concert in the historic Abbey, Rejoice and Be Glad. Amongst a richness of choral works, Gerald Finzi’s ‘Lo, the Full Final Sacrifice’ was the most substantial piece. Choir members were intrigued to encounter the sculpture of the metaphorical ‘self-wounding Pelican! Whose breast weeps Balm for wounded man.’ This is part of Crashaw’s version of St Thomas Aquinas’ hymns.
Unusually, we have had the opportunity to sing this work three times this year – in the Stephansdom in Vienna, in Symphony Hall and in Tewkesbury Abbey. We were lucky to be accompanied on all three occasions by our excellent organist, Paul Carr.
Now for a summer break before rehearsals start again in September.