Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations

Birmingham Festival Choral Society Open Rehearsal

Home > Birmingham > Fun Things To Do | Free | Classical Music | Hobbies
by ABC Writer (subscribe)
Freelance journalist with a passion for theatre, the arts, food and books.
Sing Your Heart Out With Choral Society
Birmingham Festival Choral Society is holding a free taster session for singing enthusiasts as a way of encouraging new members.

Birmingham Festival Choral Society, Harborne, Birmingham , open rehearsal
Birmingham Festival Choral Society is a historic choir in Birmingham

The open rehearsal at Lordswood Girls' School in Harborne takes place on Wednesday 7th September from 7pm to 9.30pm.

Focusing on the world's best choral music, the choir is currently working on a French programme that includes requiems by Faure and Durufle.

Christine Wright from Birmingham Festival Choral Society said: "New singers will be made very welcome, and will be introduced to 'buddies' in their voice parts to guide them through the evening. Those who are interested in joining the choir can try us for several more weeks, after which a friendly voice test will be arranged to decide what voice part suits them best."

The choir has singers aged between 15 and 85 from a range of musical backgrounds and was formed in 1843 to provide a chorus for the Birmingham Triennial Music Festivals.

These Festivals were established to raise funds for a new General Hospital for the rapidly expanding industrial city of Birmingham. They were so successful that the Town Hall was built to accommodate them. The choir sang many premieres written for this Festival the most notable being Mendelssohn's Elijah, conducted by the composer himself.

Birmingham Festival Choral Society, Edgbaston, Birmingham University, Circle of Life
The Choral Society is seeking new members

Singers in the Society tour abroad every three years and have just returned from the 2016 summer tour to the Yonne area of Burgundy, where they performed in Sens, Auxerre, St Julien du Sault and Vezelay. You can read more about the tour at the BFCS website.

Since 2000, tours have stretched from Ireland to Slovakia, Estonia, Slovenia, Belgium, Holland and Leipzig.

Birmingham Festival Choral Society Open Rehearsal
Lordswood Girls' School, Knightlow Rd, Harborne, Birmingham B17 8QB
September 7 - 7pm to 9.30pm (15-minute refreshment break at 8.15pm)
For more details, visit the society's website.
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  64
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? Get on song by joining a choir
When: September 7, 2016
Where: Lordswood Girls' School in Harborne
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Articles from other cities
Top Events
Popular Articles