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Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Review: Handel’s Messiah, City of Birmingham Choir at Symphony Hall

Maggie Cotton reviews Handel’s Messiah by the City of Birmingham Choir at the Symphony Hall.

Review: An Elizabethan Christmas, Ex Cathedra Consort at Birmingham Town Hall

Birmingham Town Hall
Christopher Morley reviews An Elizabethan Christmas, Ex Cathedra Consort at Birmingham Town Hall.

Review: The Waterboys - Fisherman’s Blues Revisited, Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Mike Scott of The Waterboys
Concert recaptures spirit of the era as Waterboys revisit classic album

CBSO appoints 'conducting fellow' in bid to nurture young talent

Alpesh Chauhan.
The CBSO has appointed its first conducting fellow as part of its bid to nurture young talent. Christopher Morley reports.

Birmingham’s a cappella group become global triumph

A cappella group Black Voices.
A capella group Black Voices was started by a number of Birmingham backing singers who wanted to be heard away from the band. Alison Jones talks to founder Carol Pemberton about how they have become a global triumph.

News & Previews

Alpesh Chauhan.

CBSO appoints 'conducting fellow' in bid to nurture young talent

The CBSO has appointed its first conducting fellow as part of its bid to nurture young talent. Christopher Morley reports.

Birmingham’s a cappella group become global triumph

A cappella group Black Voices.
A capella group Black Voices was started by a number of Birmingham backing singers who wanted to be heard away from the band. Alison Jones talks to founder Carol Pemberton about how they have become a global triumph.

Midlands Hospitals Choir prove a sing-song is just what the doctor ordered

Singers of the Midlands Hospital Choir rehearsing at St Lawrence and St Faith’s Church ahead of their Birmingham Town Hall shows.
Singing is good for your health, as a Midland hospital choir is proving. Roz Laws meets its members.

Reviews

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Review: Handel’s Messiah, City of Birmingham Choir at Symphony Hall

Maggie Cotton reviews Handel’s Messiah by the City of Birmingham Choir at the Symphony Hall.

Review: An Elizabethan Christmas, Ex Cathedra Consort at Birmingham Town Hall

Birmingham Town Hall
Christopher Morley reviews An Elizabethan Christmas, Ex Cathedra Consort at Birmingham Town Hall.

Review: The Waterboys - Fisherman’s Blues Revisited, Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Mike Scott of The Waterboys
Concert recaptures spirit of the era as Waterboys revisit classic album
Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Review: Handel’s Messiah, City of Birmingham Choir at Symphony Hall

Maggie Cotton reviews Handel’s Messiah by the City of Birmingham Choir at the Symphony Hall.

NEC Group sold to LDC in £307m deal

The NEC
Sale of the NEC Group represents one of the largest in the history of Birmingham City Council, while new owners have pledged improvements to the venues

Review: Schubert's Great by CBSO at Symphony Hall

Conductor David Afkham,  tipped as a possible replacement for Andris Nelsons, performed efficiently in this matinee concert
Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Review: Handel’s Messiah, City of Birmingham Choir at Symphony Hall

Maggie Cotton reviews Handel’s Messiah by the City of Birmingham Choir at the Symphony Hall.

CBSO appoints 'conducting fellow' in bid to nurture young talent

Alpesh Chauhan.
The CBSO has appointed its first conducting fellow as part of its bid to nurture young talent. Christopher Morley reports.

Review: Bach To The Future, CBSO/Kuusisto at Symphony Hall

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO)
David Hart reviews Bach To The Future by CBSO/Kuusisto at Birmingham Symphony Hall.

Videos & Photos

Sir Simon Rattle conducting the CBSO at Birmingham Symphony Hall.

Recordings of Sir Simon Rattle conducting CBSO to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3

Simon Rattle the new CBSO conductor in rehearsal in 1979.

Simon Rattle - the 25 year old tyro who changed CBSO forever

Runners on Broad Street during 2014 The Great Birmingham Run

Morrisons is new headline sponsor of Great Run series

Journalists

Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Cillian O’ Brien
Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
Features writer
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor