Annual workshop gives singers an opportunity to explore a leading choral work with celebrated conductor.
Birmingham Bach Choir’s annual Come And Sing! event offers singers an opportunity to rehearse with the one of the West Midlands’ leading choirs (10 Feb 2018, Selly Oak Methodist Church, B’ham).
Under the direction of celebrated conductor Paul Spicer, 2018’s Come And Sing! explores choruses from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s rousing and mournful Requiem (or to give it its full name, 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 and it’s now “one of the most famous choral works in the classical repertoire” (ClassicFM).
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,” says Birmingham Bach Choir 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 on Saturday 10th February 2018 at Selly Oak Methodist Church, Langleys Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6HT from 2pm. Tickets £14 (or £16 with music hire), including tea and the choir’s famed home-made cakes. Prompt advance booking recommended. For details or bookings visit www.birmingham.bachchoir.com