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Benjamin Frith

Saints march in with a few surprises up their sleeve...

Christopher Morley previews a busy few weeks ahead on the classical scene, including an enterprising mix of the known and not-so-known from the Orchestra of St John

CBSO conductor Louis Fremaux in action

War hero who turned the CBSO into a fighting force

A former conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra died last month aged 95. Christopher Morley recalls his achievements ahead of a concert in his memory

Thomas Trotter

Magical milestone's a key moment for city organist

As concert number 750 looms, city organist Thomas Trotter reveals how he keeps track of his plethora of programmes.

The retirement of Canon Marcus Huxley, Director of Music at Birmingham Cathedral

Canon Marcus Huxley to conduct his last major event at Birmingham Cathedral

Canon Marcus Huxley is set to retire later this year after 30 years service as Director of Music at Birmingham Cathedral

The Choir, Ex Cathedra Academy of Vocal Music.

Birmingham Cathedral was the setting for the Santa Lucia Service

The Santa Lucia Service took place at Birmingham Cathedral

CBSO musical director Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla conducts the orchestra

Birmingham's concert scene has been lit up by Mirga effect

Christopher Morley looks back on a spectacular year for classical music in the Midlands

Alan Boulton, Sandvik; Oliver Wigmore, Handelsbanken; Nick Iliffe, Wragge Lawrence Graham; Martin Williams, European Business Solutions.

Santa Lucia service and reception at Birmingham Cathedral

The Santa Lucia Service, the traditional Swedish festive service of carols and readings with a candlelight procession, took place at Birmingham Cathedral.

The gilded boar's head weathervane on St Philips Cathedral, Birmingham.

Hidden Spaces: The bits of St. Philip's Cathedral you never see

We’ve managed to capture some intimate rooftop shots of the Cathedral grounds and the wider Colmore Business District from the Grade I listed St. Philip’s

Plans have been lodged to turn the shop where Louis Vuitton currently trades into a restaurant

Plans for prominent new restaurant in Birmingham business district

Proposals have been brought forward to covert 67-71 Temple Row into a restaurant or drinking establishment

L-R Peter Crookes, Prit Sagoo and Barry Doherty.

Primitivo set to close doors for six months as part of Grand Hotel restoration

Primitivo, one of the most popular bars in the Colmore business district, has vowed to return “bigger and better than ever”

Paul Spicer

Review: Magnificat by Birmingham Bach Choir at Birmingham Cathedral

Paul Spicer's relaxed conducting along with an outstanding performance by tenor Julian Gregory made this a memorable performance

St Philip's Square with the Crimean War Memorial, Birmingham Cathedral and NatWest Tower in the background

Birmingham Cathedral gets £500,000 grant to carry out vital internal repairs

300-year-old building is one of 30 English cathedrals to get a share of The First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund

Edwardian Horror Show, BMAG, Friday, March 20

All you need to know about Flatpack Film Festival 2015

The city's annual festival of quirky film, workshops and installations takes place from March 19-29 at various venues across the city

Birmingham Cathedral will be welcoming people this week to watch the solar eclipse

Birmingham Cathedral to host solar eclipse viewing event

Astronomers from the University of Birmingham will be in St Philip's Square on Friday morning to offer a commentary on the eclipse

The Right Revd David Urquhart, Cllr Mike Leddy, Cllr Ian Ward, Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury; Steve Bavington, Chaplaincyplus; and Catherine Ogle, at the 10th anniversary Birmingham Prayer Breakfast.

500 attend Birmingham Prayer Breakfast

The 10th anniversary Birmingham Prayer Breakfast, hosted by ChaplaincyPlus and Birmingham Cathedral, took place at the ICC.

Birmingham Cathedral in the morning

Birmingham Cathedral launches 300th anniversary photo competition

Cathedral is calling for iconic images of the building, square and the people drawn to it to mark landmark birthday

Project director Brian Gambles surveys the Shakespeare Memorial Room

Review of 2014 - April: Trouble at Library of Birmingham, Tory Conference under fire and New Street views

April saw the Library of Birmingham under the media glare just eight months after opening while the city council was forced to defend spending almost all of its event budget on the Conservative Conference

The Very Reverend Catherine Ogle, Dean of Birmingham; Kristina Andreasson, Vicar of the Swedish church in London; Janet Chapman, Birmingham Cathedral, at the Santa Lucia Swedish carol service at Birmingham Cathedral.

Cathedral hosts traditional Swedish festive carol service

Birmingham Cathedral hosted the annual Santa Lucia Service.

Review: Christmas Fantasia, Birmingham Bach Choir at St Philip's Cathedral

We say it every year: “Christmas comes earlier”, but in a big city, beautiful venues such as St Philip’s Georgian baroque cathedral, is in great demand.

Birmingham Friends of the Earth and representatives of St Peter's Church Hall Green, All Saints' Church Kings Heath, and Pushbikes the Birmingham Cycling Campaig hand in the petition for their Let's Get Moving Campaign

Friends of the Earth call on city council to invest £100m in cycling

Friends of the Earth argue that only concerted investment to promote cycling and walking will deliver urgently needed cuts to traffic congestion and reduce dangerous levels of pollution in the city

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