Following our very successful concert in Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall, we’re really looking forward to singing again with Liverpool Welsh Choral on Saturday (17th June). The Liverpool singers will join us on the stage of the Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music building, to sing Carmina Burana and the Chichester Psalms once again.
The Lord Mayor of Birmingham and her consort will be there – we hope you will be too!
Click here for ‘Carmina’ tickets.
We will also be joined by young singers from David’s Wynne’s Junior Choirs at St Chad’s and the Birmingham Conservatoire.
The soloists will be Loretta Hopkins, Samuel Oram and Edward Harrison.
Do you love singing? Come and try a choir practice with Birmingham Festival Choral Society! (No obligation). Chat to our singers over coffee and cake in the interval.
We are a friendly mixed choir who sing a wide variety of the world’s best classical choral music. We’ll be learning Carmina Burana and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms this term, in preparation for concerts with the Liverpool Welsh Choral.
As well as concerts in Birmingham and the Midlands, we tour abroad every 3 years – great for singing experiences, as well as strengthening choir friendships.
We look forward to meeting you!
Wednesday 26th April, 7.00 for 7.15pm. Finishing time 9.30pm
Lordswood Girls School, Knightlow Road, Harborne, Birmingham B17 8QB
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Our concert on 1st April contains a wide variety of popular choral music, in keeping with our ‘Nocturne’ theme. This will be the first BFCS concert conducted by our new Music Director, David Wynne! We hope that you will be able to share it with us.
Frederic Chopin Three Nocturnes (Kevin Gill, piano)
Charles H.H.Parry Songs of Farewell (unaccompanied)
- My soul there is a country
- I know my soul hath power
- Never weather-beaten sail
- There is an old belief
Joubert O Lord the Maker of all Thing
Joubert There is no Rose
Robert Pearsall Lay a garland
Brahms Geistliches Lied (5’)
- My love dwelt in a northern land
- As torrents in summer
Brahms O schöne Nacht, Vier quartette Op92, 1 – 4.
Eric Whitacre Water Night
Tavener Song for Athene
Faure Cantique de Jean Racine
Chilcott Londonderry Air
Have you made a New Year Resolution to join a choir? Come along to our free Open Rehearsal next Wednesday, 4th January and give us a try, with no obligation! We recommend arriving at 7pm, in order to find your way around and meet some singers before the rehearsal starts at 7.15pm. Please pass the message on to any prospective singers you know.
More information about the choir can be found here: Join our choir
Next Wednesday is also special because we will be welcoming our new Music Director, David Wynne. There will be an extra long coffee break (with cake!) to give us time to get to know each other.
Open Rehearsal Event on Facebook.
There is some lovely music coming up this term, so we do hope that new singers will choose to join us in preparing for our next concert: