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)
2019 The Rt Hon Gisella Stuart (President of the Choir since 2015)
2020 Stephen Maddock 0BE (Chief Executive of CBSO)
Each year there are exceptional invitations to the Choir to perform at special events.
Early this year, 2019, some of the choir were honoured to sing at the funeral of our Patron, the composer John Joubert, alongside singers from Ex-Cathedra.
March 2019 another small group from the Choir were asked by the Foreign Office to sing at the dedication of the new Memorial for the victims of Sousse & Bardo (Tunisia) presided over by Prince Harry
Members of the Choir also sing carols at the QE each year to raise money for QE charities
Prince Harry at the dedication ceremony with singers from Birmingham Bach Choir behind
Choir Tours approx every 3 yrs
2010 Tuscany, (on this occasion led by Neil Ferris.)
2013 Dresden, Germany (led by Paul Spicer)
2019 northern France: Rouen, Chartres, Lisieux & Honfleur ( 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, our centenary, it was held again in beautiful sunshine in the gardens of Paul Spicer’s house.