The annual Summer Festival of Music is a highlight of the academic year for musicians at the University of Birmingham and, this year, University Music and the University of Birmingham Music Society is delighted to announce a two-week period of events at the end of the semester for students, staff, and members of the wider community.

Running from 13 – 24 June 2022, the Summer Festival of Music will include a variety of events on-campus, across the city, and as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival. Performances will include contributions from the University Folk Band, Wind Band, and Brass Band, as well as a revue show of operatic scenes and the conclusion of the “Sing for the City” project. There will also be opportunities to hear from University Music scholarship holders, as well as talented members of the Music Society. We also welcome resident ensemble, Young Pilgrims to The Crossing in Digbeth, as they collaborate with the University’s flagship Jazz Orchestra and special guest, Tom Ford. The festival will culminate in a concert presented by the Summer Festival Orchestra, celebrating a year of outstanding student music-making with a performance from the joint winner of the Music Society Soloist Prize, along with music by Takemitsu and Prokofiev’s fifth symphony.

For a full schedule of all of the events, as well as information on how to book tickets for our concerts, please visit All information can also be found in our Summer 2022 brochure, which can be picked up across campus and in the city.

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University Music provides the University of Birmingham with one of the liveliest music-making scenes of any campus. With around 1500 positions available in our 35-plus ensembles, members participate in a variety of instrumental and vocal groups, across a range of abilities and styles. University Music is open to students, staff, and the local community, and provides participants with opportunities for professional coaching, exceptional concerts, as well as the chance to apply for yearly scholarships. To find out more, please visit our website.