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Looking to join a choir with a difference?

Birmingham Bach Choir is a large chamber choir singing a glorious variety of music, from large works with orchestra to intimate a cappella songs and motets, and everything in between, from the earliest to the most recent, and always aiming for the highest standards we can achieve – do look at our repertoire lists:
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We have some wonderful programmes lined up for the next few years and are planning a possible tour to Krakow for 2025, circumstances permitting. If that sounds good, come and start rehearsing with us when we start a new programme!

The choir is now approaching its summer concerts, which offer a feast of contemporary choral music by David Bednall and Paul Spicer, together with Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, in Warwick and Birmingham. Next season starts with ‘The Rainbow Comes and Goes’, a gorgeous autumn programme of English choral music inspired by the natural world, followed in the spring by Bach’s B Minor Mass in Lichfield Cathedral. Our season ends with a delicious programme for summer 2025 including Faure’s much loved Requiem. Irresistible...

If this is your sort of thing, come and start singing with us on Wednesday 4thSeptember, when we begin rehearsals for our autumn programme and are ready to welcome new members. We rehearse from 7.15 – 9.30pm, in central Cotteridge, with on site parking and easy access to trains and buses, and there is plenty more information about singing in the choir in our FAQs sheet (see below) – please do read it, if you’re thinking of joining. If you like what you see and hear, you can audition a few weeks later (probably 25th September) – tenors and basses are especially welcome, as are first sopranos. There’s some room for second altos, too... The audition is short and straightforward, all over and done with before you know it, so don’t be put off by the prospect! If you’re not sure it’s for you, come along anyway at the beginning of our next programme for a week or two to see what goes on: no obligation at all! Seeing and hearing first hand is the best way to find out, after all…

So, if you’d like to sample a feast of choral music with us in the spring, get in touch! Just email the Choir Secretary at info@birmingham.bachchoir.com so we can make arrangements, answer any questions and make sure you have all the details you might need. Please make sure that mention your voice part (and whether first or second) and a little about your past choral experience – don’t delay!

We offer special subscription rates for full time students and singers aged 25 and under – see our FAQs for details.

Our FAQ sheet includes all the essential details you need to know about singing with the choir – please Download our information sheet. There is more information on auditions below, but please get in touch if you have other questions about membership.

This is the feedback we received from one recent first-time visitor:

"I thought you might like to hear my reaction to the rehearsal I attended earlier this week. In a word, brilliant! It was so refreshing to see the whole choir listen and respond to the conductor throughout the rehearsal. I would like to apply for an audition".


Auditions

Auditions consist of:
• Scales to test range
• A simple aural test - pick a note out of a chord
• Singing a piece of your own choice
• Sight reading

Further details can be downloaded by following the link to Choir Audition Guidance

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