Long Established Choir

1882 possibly?BIRMINGHAM CHORAL UNION is one of the longest established choirs in the Midlands, having been founded as Birmingham Choral & Orchestral Union in the 1880s. It is amazing to realize that we have been making music in three different centuries! Over the years, we have performed in the world première of Peter Wishart’s Te Deum, first public performances in Birmingham of Gordon Jacob’s A Nun’s Priests Tale, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana and Richard Chew’s Webb Dives In. We have appeared in many venues in the City and elsewhere, including York Minster, Llangollen, the canal sides in Birmingham and Walsall, Warwick Arts Centre, The Archers at the BBC, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, The New Bullring, and many more. We performed Verdi’s Requiem in Symphony Hall in March 2004 and were delighted to reach a wider audience than usual. This Concert was also a tribute to the late Geoffrey Brevitt, a former Chairman, tenor and tireless worker for the Choir. Our June 2004 concert was in the recently refurbished St Martin’s in the Bullring, where we also entertained our Friends.

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