Featuring flagship instrumental and vocal ensembles – Philharmonic Orchestra, Birmingham University Singers, and University Upper Voices – the concert featured music from past and present composers of the Department of Music, as well as a selection of composers whom the University is proud to hold strong creative connections. The programme was completed with a stirring performance of Elgar’s Enigma Variations, and also included the virtuoso a cappella choral work, Weather Report, written by Bob Chilcott, performed by the University Singers.
The performance marked the start of a five month series of events presented in partnership with the B2022 Festival – ‘Musical Heritage and the City’.
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