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Summer Festival

The annual University Music Summer Festival of Music is the highlight of the summer for musicians at the University of Birmingham – and though we can’t perform and share music in person – we are running a week of virtual performances sharing our love of music.

Running from 12-19 June the festival will include virtual video performances from the Summer Festival Orchestra and Music Society Brass Band, a host of New Music will be presented by the Creative Exchange, and miniBEAST. Look out for our Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Collective and Samba Band across the week. We also delve in to our archives and look back at previous student operas, and concerts, as well as looking at what Alumni musicians have been up to!

Throughout the festival we will be working on a new project, bringing together student composers and musicians. Composers have been tasked to write ‘Miniatures in Isolation’ – a group of short pieces giving a voice to their experiences during lockdown. Student musicians will be working hard to learn and record the music over the coming weeks, and we can’t wait to share the result of this exciting creative project!

Join us as we officially launch our new University Music YouTube channel with the festival.

Schedule

Friday, 12 June 2020

13:00

Birmingham University Singers directed by Bob Chilcott

Saturday, 13 June 2020

15:00

Student Opera Archive 2018 - The Dragon of Wantley

19:00

Student Opera Archive 2018 (video 2) - The Dragon of Wantley

Sunday, 14 June 2020

11:00

Music Society Samba Band

18:00

Summer Festival Orchestra

20:00

Music Society Jazz Orchestra

Monday, 15 June 2020

13:00

Alumni Day - Alexander Aldren / Georgia Orwell & Alice Marner / Gwen and the Good Thing / Oomparty Band / Adrian Taylor

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

13:00

University Creative Exchange

19:30

University Women's Choir: I Am The Still Rain Falling - Paul Mealor (University Music Commission)

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

13:00

MiniBEAST

17:00

University Gufeng Pop Ensemble

19:30

Music Society Jazz Collective

Thursday, 18 June 2020

13:00

Music Society Chamber Music

17:00

University Cello Choir

19:30

Music Society Brass Band

Friday, 19 June 2020

13:00

Miniatures in Isolation

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