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Our Gala Concert ……

CENTENARY CONCERT

 

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

Orchestra : The Musical and Amicable Society

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

 

 Tickets on sale now (click here)

Wonderful summer concerts …

Thank you to our appreciative audiences in Pershore Abbey (22 June) & The CBSO Centre (6 July)

who swayed along with us

Scenes from both rehearsals & concerts (With thanks to Daryl and Rei for their photos)

A beautiful & moving programme of African-American spirituals with Martyn Rawles being brilliantly jazzy on the piano

Listen here to extracts from our Pershore concert 22 June

 

Oh By and By - Michael Tippett

My Lord Has Come - Will Todd

REVIEWS

 

“.. revealed the choir at its best; beautiful and sensitive. ‘A Capella’ singing which plumbed the emotional depths of this music.”

 

Full Review of Pershore concert by  M & S Pickford

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“ A spiritual experience….  "  

 

Full Review of CBSO Centre by Peter Morris.

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“ A hundred years old, this is a choir that displays all the benefits of maturity but shows no sign of ageing”

 

Full review of CBSO Centre by Paul Gray.

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The sun shone for our centenary party!

Our centenary end of season party took place in the gardens of Paul Spicer’s home in glorious sunshine.

                   So many thanks to Paul & Rei for their generosity.

Huge thanks to Merryn Lloyd

Paul Spicer thanks Merryn at the CBSO Centre concert rehearsal

After 17 years of organising us all as Concert Secretary Merryn Lloyd retires from the role,  but not from singing with us.

An amazing act to follow her role will be taken up by Corinna Gregory. Good luck Corinna!

concertsecretary@birmingham.bachchoir.com

Bonjour et Au Revoir

Before the final concert in Chartres Cathedral

The Choir tour to northern France, giving concerts in Lisieux & Chartres Cathedrals, and the amazing huge wooden church of St Catherine in Honfleur, was a tremendous success.

 

We were a group of 45 singers, accompanied by 10 partners & friends plus our conductor Paul Spicer and tour accompanist Alex Mason.

 

   “A lovely group of people who came and took the French by storm in three concerts which were full of outstanding music making.

  To encore Howells in Chartres was a great moment for all of us.”  (Paul Spicer)

 

See below for a selection of snaps reflecting the days

Read the article about our 100 years by Chris Morley

Our next Come & Sing!

Beethoven Mass in C

Celebrates 250 yrs since the great composer's birth

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 1 Feb 2020.

 

 Tickets on sale from 1 October 2019

Also another exciting chance to come to a singing workshop with us ………

Birmingham workshop & concert: Saturday 28 September in St Philips Cathedral

 

Sonoro Choral Inspirations in Birmingham will be a one-day workshop for all singers

followed by a concert with conductor Neil Ferris plus singers from Sonoro and Birmingham Bach Choir.

 

To find out more click here

What a recital this was …..!

Photo © Simon van Boxtel

Our centenary recital: Patron of the choir Roderick Williams OBE sang Beethoven & Schubert accompanied by pianist Susie Allan

 

"What a recital this was….. he and Allan discovered a multitude of expression…

   …encore  of An die musik was an absolute bedtime tucking-in joy”

   ( Review***** : Chris Morley)

 

To read Morley’s complete review visit. www.midlandsmusicreviews.com

 

Thank you to all our hugely appreciative audience who came to this superb performance.

And a particular thank you to Bromsgrove School for hosting this concert

Roderick & Susie have recently recorded this entire programme - it will be released later this year

SAVE THESE DATES

SERVICE OF NINE LESSONS & CAROLS:   Sunday 15 December , St Alban’s Church, Highgate,Birmingham

NEXT YEAR’S PASSIONTIDE CONCERT: Saturday 4 APRIL in ST PHILIP’S CATHEDRAL

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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