EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
We pride ourselves on our friendliness.
COME & SING!
Come and Sing! invites singers from all around the Midlands to meet us and join us for an afternoon of singing and a splendid tea in February directed by Paul Spicer.
2016 Faure Requiem
2017 Mozart Coronation Mass
2018 Mozart Requiem
2019 Elgar The Music Makers
ANNUAL FORMAL DINNER
Annual formal dinner for choir members, past members and their guests with guest speakers.
Recent guest speakers:
2015 Neil Mackie (renowned tenor and a Patron of the choir)
2016 The Rt Hon Gisela Stuart MP (President of the choir from 2015)
2017 Julian Lloyd Webber (renowned cellist and Principal of Birmingham Conservatiore)
2018 Simon Halsey (renowned chorus director of the CBSO Chorus)
Choir Tours approx every 3 yrs
May 2010 Tuscany, (on this occasion led by Neil Ferris.)
2013 Dresden, Germany (led by Paul Spicer)
The next trip, May 2019 is now planned to northern France (to be led by Paul Spicer)
The Choir usually holds a party for choir members and their partners at the end of each year’s activity.
This year it was held in beautiful sunshine in the gardens of Paul Spicer’s house.
SOCIAL FUND RAISING EVENTS
Varied fund raising events take place to raise money and have fun. The main recent ones have been:
Castaway Classics: Paul Spicer sharing his past & choice of music.
Picking Up the Dropped Hat: an evening of Flanders & Swann.
Carol singing at the QE: an annual event in aid of a QE Hospital Fund. Members of the choir join with the military choir (see below).
The Midlands Military Community Choir: a choir for the Armed Forces & Veterans set up with the help of Birmingham Bach Choir, 2014.
Carol singing in the QE together with the military Choir, Dec 2018