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The Category Selly Oak is a subset of Greater Birmingham. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Selly Oak which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Bournville Young Singers

 

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Bringing ‘some of the world’s finest pianists and keyboard players to Birmingham. Performances will take place in the University of Birmingham’s world class concert halls in the Bramall Music Building and The Barber Institute of Fine Arts’. Held Early November.

 

* Birmingham International Piano Festival
Also indexedUniversity of Birmingham
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'First held in 1937 ... In 2008, the Festival became a specialist piano only competition. It has been based in a variety of locations over the years, but for 2017 we will relocate to a fantastic new venue in The Performing Arts Centre at King Edward’s Schools in Edgbaston, Birmingham where our open classes will be held in Ruddock Hall, one of the finest concert halls in the UK, which is equipped with a Steinway Model D grand piano.' Held Mid October.

 

'Exists to co-ordinate and encourage all kinds of early music activities within the Music Department and the University, from lessons for beginners on Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque instruments and in early vocal techniques, through workshops, master classes and concerts, to postgraduate programmes in performance practice, international symposia and research projects.'

 

* Centre for Early Music Performance and Research [Birmingham]
Also indexedUniversity of Birmingham

'The Department of Music is one of the most distinguished in the UK, with a history stretching back to 1905 when Edward Elgar was appointed the University's first Professor of Music, and looking forward to the latest cutting edge developments in the practice and study of music.'

 

* Department of Music [Birmingham]
Also indexedUniversity of Birmingham
Concerts and Recitals Season

'By getting involved in University Music you can continue your passion for music-making, receive professional mentoring and coaching, apply for scholarships (non-music students), and be part of our annual programme of 110-plus concerts and events ... University Music is open to students, staff and the local community.'

FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

‘A ukulele group for people who live in or can be bothered to travel to Moseley in Birmingham ... We’re keen to meet people who’d like to learn the ukulele and want to play along with other people. We like beginners coming along but we do not have a dedicated beginners group and we don’t teach people how to play. We’ve had many people come along over the years who haven’t been able to play a note but with perseverance they’re now core members of the group.‘

 

'Our objective is to educate in the arts of Music and Speech in all their branches. We aim to foster the talents of participants by providing them with the opportunity to gain experience through performing in front of an audience and to be inspired by the efforts of their peers. Professional adjudicators give praise and encouragement through constructive comments. Further opportunity for talent is provided at a Concert held in June when selected winners of classes perform.'

 

* Northfield Festival of Music and Speech

'Founded in 1969 by Dr. David Humphreys, a Physician in the Birmingham General Hospital where the orchestra originally rehearsed. However, following refurbishment of the General, our orchestra needed to move and we now rehearse in the Medical School of the University of Birmingham in Edgbaston.Although the orchestra has a "medical" origin and we are based within the Medical School, we welcome players from anywhere. You do not have to be "medical" or a member of the Medical School or the University to join us ... The title of the orchestra derives from the ancient Greek healer Asklepios (Ἀσκληπιός, Latin form Aesculapius) ...'

 

+ Asklepios Orchestra
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Founded (as the South Birmingham Orchestra) in the early years of the Second World War to raise money for war charities, the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra received its present title in 1947. It retained its vigour at the cessation of hostilities and remains one of the country’s leading large non-professional symphony orchestras, drawing its members from all walks of life throughout the West Midlands. For most of its members, playing in the BPO is a recreational activity, but for others it is a stepping stone in their musical careers. The BPO engages professional conductors and leaders, aiming to achieve the highest possible standards of performance.'

 

+ Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The UK's premiere wind orchestra, giving regular concerts in Birmingham and taking the music of the Midlands to the world ... The 45-strong orchestra is made up of players living and working in and around Birmingham and the wider West Midlands, whilst others travel from different parts of the UK to participate with the ensemble ... In 2014 Birmingham Symphonic Winds were invited ... to become “Ensemble in Residence” at Birmingham University forging links between Birmingham Symphonic Winds and the University Wind Band.’

 

+ Birmingham Symphonic Winds
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Bournville Clarinet Choir is dedicated to creating and presenting new music for clarinet ensembles.  The choir is an exciting opportunity for committed and enthusiastic clarinettists to rehearse and perform to a high standard while supporting local community events. Although the majority of our members are amateurs (aged 18+) they include music students, teachers and retired professionals.  Some are local Brummies but others travel from as far afield as Coventry, Leicestershire and Gloucestershire. At present there about twenty members mostly playing the standard Bb clarinet as well as Eb, Bass, Contra Alto and Contra Bass.’

 

'For performing members a brief audition will be required so we may “see what you are capable of”. It is nothing to worry about, it is just our way to assess where you would best fit in the society. After all, if you join you will be performing to audiences in theatres such as The Crescent. We place members in singing voices, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone and Bass. If you don’t know where you fit into the above – don’t worry we will help you! Can you dance? Presently we have dancers who both sing and dance and have joined us from a number of dance schools and have featured in many of our major productions.'

 

+ Bournville Musical Theatre Company
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Brings together amateur and professional musicians from across the West Midlands. Aiming to set the highest standards in amateur music-making, the orchestra specialises in performing masterpieces from the Classical repertoire as well as Romantic and Modern chamber orchestral works.’

 

‘Widely acclaimed as one of the U.K’s top big bands. Its reputation has been founded on a consistently high quality of performance ... In addition, audiences find they are infected by the enjoyment which band members bring to performances, and the excitement which the band generates ... The band performs regularly and is available for festivals, concert halls, theatres, conferences, workshops and functions. It has an extensive library of music which ensures that MYJO is able to suit the demands of each of these occasions, and produce an outstanding performance which will delight your audience, together with special guests if required.’

 

+ Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Founded originally as a choral society, the choir now performs a more varied repertoire. This diversification has been guided over the years by several talented conductors. Concert performances about twice a year reflect this wide range of secular as well as sacred music ... In addition to formal concerts the choir hold Open Rehearsals during the year. This is an opportunity to observe the choir in rehearsal, interesting in itself and also informative for those who are considering joining themselves.‘

+ Selly Park Singers
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Thriving non-professional orchestra with over 65 members, performing a wide range of music including major symphonic works and concertos with professional soloists. Concert series are presented twice yearly ... Playing to an extremely high standard, SBS is a non-professional ensemble that has flourished in recent years, expanding its musical horizons and playing increasingly exciting and challenging repertoire.'

+ South Birmingham Sinfonia
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The Barber Institute is home to Europe’s finest art deco concert hall, and boasts a chamber music and recital series dating back to 1945. The internationally acclaimed Barber Evening Concerts are presented alongside regular free Friday lunchtime concerts. We also present the Barber Opera and a variety of family/learning concerts, and performances in partnership with festivals including the Birmingham International Piano Festival, CrossCurrents, and the annual student Summer Festival of Music.'

 

@ Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A collaborative project between King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls designed to support our high quality performing arts provision. The centre is the most significant new building on the Edgbaston site since the two schools moved here in 1936.'

@ Ruddock Performing Arts Centre
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

The Bramall opened its doors in June 2012, providing the Midlands with an exciting arts and entertainment venue ... With a seating capacity of 450 and world class acoustics, the main auditorium in the Bramall provides an intimate environment for both performers and the audience – the perfect setting for enjoying entertaining comedy nights and classical music evenings ... The Bramall is home to the University of Birmingham’s Department of Music which boasts two symphony orchestras, a jazz orchestra, new music ensemble, choirs and many other groups that regularly perform at the Bramall.‘

 

 

@ University of Birmingham
Also indexedThe Bramall | Elgar Concert Hall
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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