Saturday 18 June 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Edward Elgar Dream of Gerontius.

Colin Baines – Conductor.

Mezzo Soprano – Gaynor Keeble.
Tenor – Richard Lloyd Owen.
Bass – Terence Ayebare.

The Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building, Birmingham University.
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Parking in university car parks is free at the weekend:-

– North car park, Pritchatts Rd B15 2SB

– North east car park, Pritchatts Rd B15 2SA

Train – come out of University Station, turn left towards the Clock Tower, it
is about 5 minutes walk to Elgar Hall (under the domes).

Bus – nos 61 and 63 (Bristol Road) and 98 (QE Hospital) operate regularly and
stop nearby.

Tickets £18. Concessions £15.

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Choir Details

Birmingham Choral Union – one of the longest established choirs in Birmingham.


    Elgar’s Dream

    10th January 2016, by Chair
    We are excited to be presenting Elgar’s great choral masterpiece The Dream of Gerontius in June 2016. Joined by Chandos Choir of Solihull, there will be around 120 singers, plus a full professional orchestra and three internationally renowned soloists. There will be two performances, on 11 June at Solihull School, and 18th June ...

    Appearing at Symphony Hall!

    3rd September 2015, by Chair
    Choral Union is proud to be asked by Raymond Gubbay to take part in two of their prestigious concerts in Symphony Hall – Christmas Classics on December 24, and Organ Classics on March 13. If you would like to be a part of these exciting events, please ring us on 0121 454 0795, ...

    Review of Concert:

    28th June 2014, by Chair
    From the Birmingham Post review of our concert at St. George’s Church, Edgbaston: “The BCU chorus… chose some challenging items including Elgar’s Te Deum and Benedictus and Herbert Howells’ Te Deum. The sopranos … in their middle range, like the Benedictus’s hushed “That we should be saved from our enemies”, were effective. The choir was more at ...

Choir Summary.

    Choir Summary

    Well into our second century, we are fortunate to have a strong feeling of continuity in the Choir. At a committee meeting in October 2011, Paul O’Dell was elected Chairman of Birmingham Choral Union. He has been a member of the Choir for many years, serving as Hon.Treasurer for a considerable period prior to this election. The current Board of Trustees (Committee) has a good balance of long serving and newer members in it. We also actively encourage younger singers. Gradually, the Choir is increasing in strength and we hope that more singers will join us for the interesting programmes of the next few years. Through the years, the quality of our work and standard of performance have been high and continue to develop. The Choir always has a positive welcome waiting for new singing members from diverse backgrounds. Further details about us may be found elsewhere on our website, please see our Rehearsal Details.

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