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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.

Review: Summer Concert, CBSO at Symphony Hall

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Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla
The young  Lithuanian conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla knows exactly how to command the effects she wants to achieve, whether in terms of dynamics, expressive pauses, or arresting dramatic effects.

Review: BBC Proms, CBSO at the Royal Albert Hall

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Conductor Andris Nelsons in rehearsals with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at the CBSO Centre.
A great artistic partnership, cut heartbreakingly short. 
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

CGI of the new Foyles store which will open in Grand Central next month

Cressida Cowell to open children's department at Foyles' Grand Central store

The new Resorts World complex

Resorts World ready to set sail

The cast of new BBC TV show Danny and the Human Zoo

Lenny Henry's plea for more investment in West Midlands TV production

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