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The 2020/21 concert season marks a special milestone for Barber Concerts. To celebrate 75 years, Barber Concerts is presenting a selection of memories, archival material, photographs and virtual performances for audiences to enjoy.

The Barber Concerts at 75 celebrations includes a celebratory virtual concert by University of Birmingham alumni Carolyn Sampson (BMus Music, 1995) and Joseph Middleton (BMus Music, 2002; MPhil Music, 2005), along with a podcast 'The Barber Concert Series at 75: some thoughts and reminiscences…' by Peyton and Barber Professor of Music with Andrew Kirkman, and other archival posters, programmes and playlists. Part of the celebrations also includes a project which resulted in the booklet, 'Celebrations, reflections and memories of 75 years of Barber Concerts', a culmination of an open call for memories in October 2020. 

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This momentous anniversary is continued in 2021 with a selection of bespoke virtual performances by artists who were due to perform in the Barber Concert Hall in Autumn 2020 and early 2021. Artists include The Hermes Experiment, The Linarol Consort, Oliver Wass, Oxford Lieder, Ben Goldscheider, Callino Quartet and Theo Plath.