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Announcment.....

 

Roderick Williams OBE, renowned baritone, becomes a patron of Birmingham Bach Choir & gives a recital

 

Roderick Williams Special Recital

 As part of our 100 years celebrations

 

 

Thursday 9 May 7.30 pm

Bromsgrove

Routh Hall, Bromsgrove School, Bromsgrove B61 7DU

 

He will perform two beautiful song cycles:

 

 Beethoven: An die Ferne Geliebte

 Schubert: Schwanengesang

 

Tickets £22 - £10

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Many thanks to our very appreciative audience at our Passiontide Concert

In St Philips Cathedral

Rehearsing in St Philips Cathedral on the day of the concert

Review….

I cannot recall previously leaving a concert wishing that it hadn’t ended, but that was the effect on me following Saturday night’s Passiontide concert at St Philip’s Cathedral given by the Birmingham Bach Choir……  

 

Click here for full review by Martyn Parfect

 

Paul Spicer wrote of the performance…..

 

The Bach Choir’s recent Passiontide concert was amongst the most memorable of my more than quarter of a century with them. For one thing I had vowed never to perform Howells’s extraordinary Requiem with an amateur choir after having a terrible experience some years ago. I also know that when my predecessor, Richard Butt, attempted to do it it was extremely touch and go! But the choir is now in such a good place (really better than it has probably ever been) that I was confident in programming it alongside Leighton’s almost equally moving Crucifixus pro nobis and other beautiful Passiontide works. My confidence was justified as the choir not only sailed through the challenges of both works but gave memorably moving performances of both. It is an exciting time for the choir and we look forward to some wonderful repertoire challenges in the next couple of years.

 

(Paul Spicer April 2019)

Buy tickets now for our summer concerts…….

STEAL AWAY - SPIRITUALS TO MELT THE HEART

 

Saturday 22 June 7.30 pm

Pershore Abbey, Pershore

 

Saturday 6 July 7.30 pm

CBSO Centre, Birmingham

 

Tickets on sale here

Off to France ......

The Cathedrals of Rouen & Chartres and the Church of St Catherine, Honfleur

The Choir starts to prepare for it’s tour of northern France (late May) where it will perform in Rouen & Chartres Cathedrals and the ancient church of St Catherines in Honfleur. The programme will include many of the motets sung at our Passiontide concert this year ( including by Bach, Lotti, Lassus, Tallis & Bruckner ) plus wonderful motets by Villette, as well as Howell’s Magnificat. Paul Spicer will conduct us throughout, with Paul Carr as organist

Coming soon ……

CENTENARY CONCERT

 

Come and celebrate the music of Bach, Handel, and Haydn with us.

Orchestra : The Musical and Amicable Society

Soloists : Anita Watson, Samantha Price, Mark Wilde & Felix Kemp

 

Tickets on sale on this site from July 1.

Just announced: our next Come & Sing!

Beethoven Mass in C

Saturday 1 Feb 2020

Thank you to all who joined us this year for the excellent workshop on

Elgar’s The Music Makers

 

Do join us again for the Beethoven in the year that celebrates

250 yrs since the great composers birth.

 

Tickets on sale from 1 October 2019

We acknowledge with thanks the work of professional photographers Adrian Burrows, Frank Wood and Rob Gillespie, whose photographs appear on this website.

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