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Bach Choir invite all to Come and Sing in Birmingham

By Leigh Sanders | Entertainment | Published:

Birmingham Bach Choir’s annual Come And Sing! event offers an opportunity to rehearse with the one of the West Midlands’ leading choirs.

Birmingham Bach Choir are inviting all to Come and Sing with them Photo: Frank Wood

On February 10, at Selly Oak Methodist Church in the second city, celebrated conductor Paul Spicer helps singers explore choruses from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s rousing and mournful Requiem In D Minor.

Requiem was commissioned in 1791, the same year Mozart completed his famed opera The Magic Flute and the same year he died, at the age of just 35. Though the work wasn’t fully completed by the composer at the time of his death, incomplete parts were finished by his student Süssmayr.

Established in 1919, Birmingham Bach Choir is one of the West Midlands’ oldest and most distinguished musical groups. Regularly performing at major concert venues their repertoire spans works from the great composers, to contemporary and modern pieces.

“Our annual Come And Sing! is one of the most popular events in our calendar,” said chair Sarah Platt. “It’s a chance for singers to really explore a familiar piece of music – in this case Mozart’s wonderful Requiem - led by one of the UK’s most respected choral leaders. It all makes for an inspiring and enjoyable afternoon.”

The workshop, which includes an informal concert performance of the whole work, takes place from 2pm. Tickets cost £14 - or £16 with music hire, including tea and the choir’s famed home-made cakes.

Details and bookings can be made at www.birmingham.bachchoir.com

Leigh Sanders

By Leigh Sanders
@LSanders_Star

Senior sub editor for the MNA portfolio and entertainments writer leaning towards features and reviews. Get releases to me at leigh.sanders@expressandstar.co.uk

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