City of Birmingham Choir

City of Birmingham Choir

Guest Artists

Date and time
17 Nov 2024 (4:00pm - 5:50pm)

The Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR


£10 F/T students and unwaged
Free under 16s

Booking Information

Wheelchair users are entitled to concessionary priced tickets with a complimentary companion seat.

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City of Birmingham Choir in performance

City of Birmingham Choir
Conductor Adrian Lucas

Hannah Davy soprano
Nina Bennet soprano
Tim Burton tenor
Thomas Humphreys bass

Mozart Mass in C minor
Cecilia McDowall Da Vinci Requiem

The ‘Great Mass’ is how Mozart’s Mass in C minor is often referred to and it is considered to be one of the composer's finest works. Written in 1783, its first performance was in Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace.

Bringing the programme right up to date, is Cecilia McDowall’s Da Vinci Requiem.  Composed in 2019, this seven movement work is an imaginative pairing of extracts from the notebooks of Leonardo Di Vinci with texts from the Latin Missa pro defunctis.

The City of Birmingham Choir, established in 1921 to sing with the City of Birmingham Orchestra (now CBSO), has over its 100-year history performed regularly in Birmingham’s historic Town Hall and magnificent Symphony Hall. 

The choir, now an independent body, has worked on many interesting musical projects and is well-known in Birmingham for its eagerly anticipated annual Messiah concerts. The choir has been led since 2002 by Adrian Lucas, one of the country’s leading choral conductors.

Running time approx. one hour and 50 minutes including interval

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