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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.

Review: Spanish Night by CBSO at Symphony Hall

Javier Perianes
You would expect a concert of Spanish music, in which the conductor and soloists were all from Spain, to rate high in authenticity – and to a large extent this one did.

Pianist Javier Perianes joins CBSO for evocative concert

The Spanish musician who comes to Symphony Hall this week has become an ambassador for classical music in his home country
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, taken by Rory Coonan with a Victorian plate camera in 1982

Rare plate camera picture of Sir Simon Rattle to show at National Portrait Gallery

Sky Ride Birmingham 2013 in Cannon Hill Park

Sky Ride cancelled in Birmingham again

Sir Simon Rattle conducting the CBSO at Birmingham Symphony Hall.

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

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