Birmingham was buzzing last weekend with hundreds of music and dance events happening in the ‘Birmingham Weekender’ event. There was ballet in the Bullring, an Orchestra playing in a multi storey car park, a parade through New Street led by a large mechanical elephant, and music and dance from all over the world.
[Photos: Christine Wright]
Birmingham Festival Choral Society was formed for the big Birmingham music festivals in Victorian times, so it was only right that we should be there at the big Birmingham music festival 170 years later!
We represented music of the Western Choral tradition, with pieces by Mozart, Elgar, Brahms and Chilcott.
[Photo: Jill Lampert]
[Above photos: Barry Whitehead]
It was a great experience to be a part of such an exciting event, and many of our singers took the chance to experience the performances going on over the city centre. The icing on the cake was having the chance to tour the brand new building of the newly honoured Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.