Our next concert, 24 March in St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham

Tickets: tickets still available so reserve now or buy on the door on the night


Archbishop Bernard Longley will be our guest reader of John Donne’s Holy Sonnets


The Archbishop is himself something of a musician, having trained at The Manchester School of Music, and in recent years has regularly come to our concerts so we’re delighted that he will be taking part in this lovely programme of Tudor music and poetry.



Archbishop Bernard Longley


Coming soon……


Sun-drenched Italian choral music


Saturday 16 June ( Great Malvern) and 30 June (Birmingham)

Tickets will be available online at the end of March



Brilliant Bach


Saturday 24 November, St Philip’s Cathedral Birmingham


The orchestra and soloists are now booked:

 Natalie Clifton-Griffith (sop), Simon Ponsford (counter-tenor), Daniel Auchincloss (tenor),

Daniel Debreuil (baritone)

Baroque Orchestra: The Musical & Amicable Society


We especially welcome back the orchestra, Natalie, and Daniel who performed so superbly at our concert of St John Passion, 2016


Breaking news...





As part of our centenary year 2019 we announce the renowned baritone Roderick Williams will be giving a recital:
Thursday 9 May 2019




Details to follow soon …


 Our thanks to The Bayfield Trust


The Bayfield Trust are supporting us with a financial donation for which we are very grateful.



Congratulations to Darrel Chan


Congratulations to our conducting student Darrel who achieved Distinction in his first assessment of the Advanced Postgrad Diploma in Choral Conducting.

His examination took place in front of a panel of examiners at a Birmingham Bach Choir rehearsal when he took the baton for two movements of Byrd’s The Great Service.

As a student at The Royal Conservatoire Birmingham, where he took his first degree in music (piano) then his Masters in conducting, Darrel is studying with Paul Spicer and alongside him during our rehearsals or singing in the alto section.

 He says of Paul  “ He is my Tutor, Mentor…everything !”

Originally from Malaysia Darrel hopes to pursue a career in choral conducting in the UK after he finishes this course in December. He seems to have started already, taking his bow as chorus master at the Gala Concert to mark the opening of the new Royal Conservatoire Birmingham, relayed on Radio3 March 12.


Darrel with Paul Spicer his tutor


 Who is this?!


Paul Tiffany, usually singing bass, uncharacteristically hurtling down sand dunes in Namibia.

We warmly welcome him back from his long spell adventuring across southern African countries covering Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zanzibar,  Namibia and Malawi. So glad to see him back safely, ready to sing with us again.


Amazing photos from Paul’s camera

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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