Birmingham University Singers were pleased to perform concerts in Europe this month on a three-date summer tour to Germany.

Under the baton of guest conductor, Daniel Mahoney, the choir presented an eclectic programme of works from around Europe, with performances in venues across Berlin and Leipzig. Repertoire included Debussy, Purcell, and Ešenvalds, along with composers with a particular relationship to the University, including Edward Elgar, John Joubert, and Michael Zev Gordon.

BUS perform at Kaiser-Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche, Berlin.

Kaiser Wilhem Gedachtniskirche

The choir also joined forces with the Berlin-based choir Vokalsystem, directed by Johannes David Wolff, a graduate of the internationally renowned MA Music in Choral Conducting at Birmingham and Professor Simon Halsey. With a greatly attended performance at the Kaiser-Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche in Berlin, the concert included classic works from the traditional English and German choral canons. 

Birmingham University Singers on tour in Germany.

Birmingham University Choir

Birmingham University Singers is a mixed voice chamber choir formed of students studying a breadth of academic disciplines at the University of Birmingham. Since its inception the choir has gained a national reputation as one of the finest university choirs in the UK. Led by Simon Carrington, the choir usually gives two concerts per year in the Elgar Concert Hall, plus a performance in Symphony Hall, Birmingham as part of University of Birmingham Voices. Their annual Festival of Lessons and Carols at St Michael’s, Tenbury, is a highlight of the year. 

Choirs are an integral part of University Music in Birmingham, and offer unrivalled opportunities for young singers at any university in the UK. For more information, or if you would like to find out more about choirs at University of Birmingham, please contact Gavin Allsop (

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BUS perform at St.-Matthäus-Kirche, Berlin.

Sankt Matthaus Kirche

BUS perform at Evangelisch Reformierte Kirche zu Leipzig.

Evangelisch Reformierte Kirche zu Leipzig

Past and present MA students from University of Birmingham.

Past and Present MAs + Gavin