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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.

CBSO opens new season amid £1m fundraising plea

CBSO Youth orchestra which benefits from support programmes run by the orchestra
Symphony orchestra in battle to raise huge amount of money after facing budget cuts of 24 per cent since 2010

Review: Birmingham Bach Choir, Symphony Hall

Birmingham Bach Choir
Birmingham Bach Choir delivered one of the most important concerts in its history when it performed the Unfinished Remembering which was commissioned by the choir to mark the outbreak of the the First World War
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

The City of Colours festival will make a second outing next year and expand from one day to two

City of Colours street art festival set to double next year

Commonwealth gold medalist Jodie Stimpson who will fire starting gun on Bupa Great Birmingham Run 2014

Bupa Great Birmingham Run countdown is on

Bar manager Laura Stephens with old original bottles of gin from Holland, in the Gin parlour at the Jekyll and Hyde pub in Steelhouse lane, Birmingham.

Drink of a bygone age is making a very spirited comeback at the Birmingham Gin Festival

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