Birmingham Bach Choir at St Alban's Church, Birmingham

Birmingham Bach Choir at St Alban's Church, Birmingham

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Posted 2022-11-29 by Andy Colemanfollow

Sun 18 Dec 2022

Birmingham Bach Choir return to St. Alban's Church , in Highgate, Birmingham, on Sunday December 18 for a traditional Christmas service, Nine Lessons And Carols. The popular free 3.30pm service features a series of Bible readings with seasonal music performed by the choir, interspersed with congregational carols.



Among the many pieces the choir will sing are Lauridsen's O Magnum Mysterium and magical music by Avo Part and Howells, while popular carols include O Come All ye Faithful, Once In Royal David's City and Hark The Herald Angels Sing.



Situated in Conybere Street, near Birmingham city centre, St. Alban's Church (pictured above) was built in the late-19th century to cater for the city's rapidly expanding inner city population. An impressive Grade II* listed Gothic Revival church, it boasts many fine features, including stunning ornamental screens by Kate and Myra Bunce – one of the city's hidden art gems, and created by siblings strongly associated with the Arts and Crafts and Pre-Raphaelite movements.

Philip Bellshaw, Chairman of Birmingham Bach Choir, said: "We are looking forward to this joyous occasion. Due to Covid we have not been able to hold this service since 2019, so it will be especially moving to once again join with everyone in St Alban's."

On November 19, the choir performed Bach's Christmas Oratorio at Lichfield Cathedral in November to mark Paul Spicer's 30th anniversary as the choir conductor.



As one of the UK's leading large chamber choirs Birmingham Bach Choir has been contributing to the musical life of the West Midlands since 1919, making it one of the longest established musical groups in the area. Although the main focus is the Baroque period (especially JS Bach), the choir performs music spanning over 500 years, including 20th and 21st century works.

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