Birmingham Festival Choral Society (BFCS) periodically commissions new works.
The Birmingham Spirituals, written by Patrick Larley in 2014, was a fusion of gospel style and traditional European music, brought together in spirituals new and old. It was performed by BFCS and the Birmingham Community Gospel Choir.
Circlesong, written by Bob Chilcott in 2004 for BFCS and CBSO Young Voices, featured Native American words on the circle of life set to music. We performed it once again in 2015.