Past events in the Department of Music


25th November - University Brass Band and Chamber Choirs

16th November - Cold War frontier? British military communities in Germany, 1945-2020

19th October - Imagined ecologies and the sounds of extinction, 1900-1949

2nd July - Stanford's Requiem

29th June - Professor Scott Wilson Inaugural lecture

24th June - Summer Festival Orchestra

23rd June - miniBEAST x Creative Exchange

22nd June - Music Society Performance Platform

22nd June - Brass Band

21st June - University Music Scholars

20th June - Early Modern Vocal Ensemble

19th June - Sing for the City

18th June - Love to Death: A Night at the Opera

17th June - Young Pilgrims

15th June - Wind Band and BlowSoc

13th June - University of Birmingham Folk Band

11th June - The Black Peril

14th May - Osun's Story

13th May - Ligeti Quartet

6th May - David Quigley - CANCELLED

28th-30th April - Raising Icarus

26th April-28th June - Sing for the City

27th March - Symphony Orchestra and String Orchestra

26th March - University Chorus and Birmingham Symphonic Brass

25th March - Jazz Orchestra feat. Sara Colman

24th March-28th October - Ceremony: Pop Comes to Campus

23rd March - Tippett Quartet and Emma Abbate

20th March - University Camerata

19th March - A Musical Heritage

18th March - Elodie Chousmer-Howelles and Stella Marie Lorenz - CANCELLED

18th March - Brass Band and Chamber Choirs

14th March - CEMPR Early Music Small Ensembles

13th March - New Music Ensemble

12th March - Wind Band

11th March - The Hermes Experiment

11th March - Instrumental Choirs Gala

11th-12th March - BEAST @ Centrala

4th March - Chetham's School of Music

25th February - Theo Plath and Aris Blettenberg

23rd February - Riot Ensemble feat. Gośka Isphording

18th February - Oxford Lieder: wom3n - CANCELLED

12th February - University Baroque-Classical Orchestra

11th February - Gonzaga Band: Alla Milanese

4th February - Linarol Consort: Baisiez moy

28th January - Lecture-Recital 2: Rhapsodies and Fantasies

21st January - Lecture-Recital 1: Rhapsodies and Fantasies


5th December - Philharmonic Orchestra

4th December - University Chorus

3rd December - Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Collective

1st December - University Carol Service

28th November - Symphony Orchestra and String Orchestra

27th November - Wind Band

26th November - Oxford Lieder

26th November - Chineke! Chamber Ensemble

21st November - Brass Band and Chamber Choirs

20th November - Instrumental Choirs Gala

19th November - King Edward's Schools

19th November - Birmingham University Singers and University Upper Voices

12th November - Samuele Telari

10th November - Alexandra Dariescu

6th November - BEASTdome

5th November - Di Xiao

29th October - Heroic Elegies

26th October - Groove Into the Woods

22nd October - George Xiaoyuan Fu

15th October - Naomi Sullivan and Kumi Matsuo

8th October - Anneke Scott and Geoffrey Govier

1st October - Randall Goosby and Jonathan Ware

8th-10th September - Information Overload? Music Studies in the Age of Abundance

28th-30th July - Birmingham Music Analysis Conference 2021

23rd June - miniBEAST Sharing Platform

22nd June - University Brass Band

22nd June - In conversation with... Roxanna Panufnik

21st June - University Creative Exchange

21st June - Summer Solstice Sound Bath

18th June - University Samba Band

18th June - Jazz Singing workshop

17th June - Brass Band Slow Melody soloists

17th June - In conversation with... Sheku Kanneh-Mason

17th June - Choral Singing workshop

15th June - Bartók duets

15th June - In conversation with... Trish Clowes

14th June - University Brass Band

14th June - In conversation with... John Rutter

22nd-24th April - BEAST FEaST 2021: Recalibration

2nd-18th April - Sound Explorers

24th March - Creative Exchange - Lockdown Compositions Part 2

19th-20th March - Brass Band Weekend

26th February-31st August - Oliver Wass

12th February-31st August - The Linarol Consort

29th January-31st August - The Hermes Experiment


17th October - Undergraduate Open Day

12th September - Undergraduate Open Day

8th July - Postgraduate Offer Holder Day - College of Arts and Law

25th June - Undergraduate Open Day

24th June - Undergraduate Open Day

12th-19th June - Summer Festival of Music 2020

27th March - William Thomas bass and Joseph Middleton piano - CANCELLED

21st March - Wind Band and Chamber Choirs - CANCELLED

20th March - Nouvelle Musique - Innovative music for viols from the court of Philip the Fair - CANCELLED

20th March - Saxophone Choir and Brass Band - CANCELLED

15th March - String Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra

14th March - University Camerata

14th March - University Camerata

13th March - Joel Sachs piano

13th March - Birmingham University Singers and University Women's Choir

11th March - Postgraduate Open Day

9th March - Early Music Ensembles

8th March - Jazz Orchestra ft. Juice Aleem

7th March - Flute Choir and Clarinet Choir

6th March - Birmingham Symphonic Brass

27th-29th February - BEASTdome

26th February - James Gilchrist tenor Anna Tilbrook piano

21st February - Tom Poster - piano

21st February - New Music Ensemble ft. Percy Pursglove

15th February - Early Modern Vocal Ensemble

15th February - Birmingham University Liturgical Choir

14th February - Ruisi Quartet

7th February - A Spanish Songbook

6th February - CANCELLED: Brass Explosion

5th February - Sestina: Mein freund ist mein

31st January - Art of Moog: 21st Century Hyper-Bach

24th January - Kenneth Hamilton Lecture-Recitals

17th January - Kenneth Hamilton Lecture-Recitals


14th-15th December - Birmingham University Singers at Tenbury Wells

14th-15th December - Birmingham University Singers at Tenbury Wells

13th December - Boxwood and Brass: A Georgian Country House Christmas

11th December - (Im)Mobilities – Art, Agency and Migration. Followed by a staged reading of Suicidal Dog & Laika

9th December - University Carol Service

8th December - University Chorus

7th December - Philharmonic Orchestra

6th December - A New Song

4th December - Ziyu He and Marie Hauzel

1st December - Wind Band and String Orchestra

30th November - Symphony Orchestra

29th November - Binchois Consort

29th November - Jazz Orchestra

24th November - Birmingham University Singers and University Women's Choir

23rd November - Music Society Gala Concert

22nd November - King Edward's Schools

22nd November - Brass Band and Saxophone Choir

18th-19th November - Mahler's Symphony of a Thousand

16th November - Music and the Hanseatic League

15th November - Onyx Brass

8th November - Sam Leak Trio

8th-9th November - BEASTdome

7th November - French Fables

6th November - Freddy Kempf

1st November - Messiaen: Visions de l'Amen

30th October - Martin Roscoe and Peter Donohoe

27th October - Samba Band

25th October - Kenneth Hamilton Lecture-recital

23rd October - International projects: funding opportunities

23rd October - Tenebrae: Path of Miracles

18th October - Siwan Rhys piano George Barton percussion

11th October - The Primrose Piano Quartet

9th October - Electroacoustic music in Latin America

4th October - BHM2019 - Lunchtime Launch - University of Birmingham School Steel and Samba Bands

4th October - The Hermes Experiment

29th September - Music in the Making

22nd-23rd June - Birmingham International Piano Competition

21st June - Festival Voices

14th-16th June - A Little Night Music

3rd-5th June - Final Year Recitals

24th May - Ceri Owen & Gareth Brynmor John Lecture-Recital

22nd May - Music, Enactivism and Extended Mind

20th May - CANCELLED Leon McCawley - piano

17th May - Florian Kitt & Carlos Rivera-Aguilar

14th May - LCAHM annual conference

10th May - Callino Quartet

8th May - Pavel Kolesnikov

2nd-4th May - BEAST FEaST 2019: fast-forward rewind

10th April - Italian Musical Migration to the British Isles

29th March - Word Music Image event

29th March - Giuseppe Guarrera

24th March - University Philharmonic Orchestra

23rd March - University Chorus

22nd March - University Women's Choir

22nd March - University Brass Band & Chamber Choirs

17th March - University Symphony Orchestra

16th March - University Camerata

15th March - Fidelio Trio

15th March - Birmingham University Singers & Yale Glee Club

13th March - Quatuor Bozzini

10th March - University Music Society Instrumental Gala

9th March - Wind Orchestra Night

8th March - Chetham's School of Music

8th March - University Jazz Orchestra

1st March - New Music Ensemble

1st March - BEASTdome: Headlong...

22nd February - A Fantasy...

18th February - University Gamelan Ensemble

15th February - Consortium5

13th February - Binchois Consort

11th February - CEMPR ensembles

9th February - The Sharp Family: Early Modern Vocal Ensemble & CEMPR

8th February - Anneke Scott & Steven Devine

6th February - Dunedin Consort

4th February - Harmonie Band

3rd February - Duo Trobairitz

1st February - Jonian-Ilias Kadesha & Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula

25th January - Kenneth Hamilton Lecture Recital

25th January - University Jazz Orchestra

18th January - Kenneth Hamilton Lecture Recital


8th December - Jazz Collective Christmas swing-along

5th December - University Carol Service

4th December - Philharmonic Orchestra

3rd December - University Chorus

2nd December - Birmingham University Singers and University Women's Choir

26th November - Symphony Orchestra

23rd November - Performing Brahms: reading between the lines of the notation

20th November - CEMPR and Early Modern Vocal Ensemble

19th November - Wind Band and Sax Choir

18th November - 500 years of madness in culture and society - Public dialogue

18th November - Early modern madness

16th November - Title to be confirmed

12th November - BEASTdome: Envision

9th November - Music is a footnote to tuning: microtonality and the practice of intonation in contemporary string performance

4th November - Eloquence in sound and stone: English music and alabaster images, 1380-1520 - A symposium and concert

2nd November - Avant-Garde music for latex balloons

29th October - Music Experience Day

26th October - Space, sight, and sound in the Renaissance palace: adventures with the MARI project

7th October - BEASTdome: Emergence

25th September - Music in the making

29th June - Celebrating South Asian Music in the West Midlands

23rd June - Symphony Orchestra: Pre-Tour Concert

17th June - Festival Voices: Celebrating Shakespeare

17th June - Summer Festival Buffet

16th June - Big Band

12th June - UoB Music Society Wind Band and Nottingham University Wind Orchestra

12th-15th June - The Beggar's Opera

11th June - Birmingham Proms in Chancellor's Court

10th June - miniBEAST

8th June - Brass Band and Saxophone Ensembles

7th June - Jazz Collective

6th June - Chamber Ensembles

6th-17th June - Summer Festival of Music

5th May - Final Year Recitalists

3rd May - Final Year Recitalists

27th April - Final Year Recitalists

25th April - Final Year Recitalists

24th March - Final Year Recitalists 5

24th March - University Wind Band and Saxophone Choir

23rd March - Pete Stollery

21st March - Final Year Recitalists 4

21st March - University Camerata

19th-20th March - Orchestral Weekender

18th March - Chamber Choirs and Brass Band

17th March - Beer: Dark Matter

16th March - Claudia Molitor

15th March - On Memory: Recital and Conversation

12th March - University Women's Choir and Birmingham University Singers

11th March - Visualising Sound 2: Workshop Day

11th March - BBC Philharmonic

9th March - "Nature and Mystery": The influence of Bartók's night music in Italy

9th March - Angela Hewitt

7th March - CEMPR Small Ensembles

6th March - University Chorus and City of Birmingham Choir with Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra

5th March - When yesterday we met... Storytelling through song

5th March - Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller at Carnegie Hall 1939

4th March - Alexander Ullman

4th March - David Rees-Williams Trio

2nd March - Seascape in the mist: lost in Mendelssohn's Hebrides

29th February - Performance Practice Recital

29th February - Shadows, not substantial things: music in the works of James Shirley

24th February - Title to be confirmed

22nd February - Harmonieband

20th February - Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

19th February - Judith Weir

19th February - Moments of Weightlessness

19th February - Composers in Conversation

19th February - Friday Night Classics: Rodgers and Hammerstein

18th February - BODY CLOCK Interactive Installation

18th-19th February - Jazz Collective

17th February - miniBEAST featuring Erik Nyström

17th February - Erik Nyström

17th February - Fidelio Trio

16th February - VENUE CHANGE: Aisha Orazbayeva and Joseph Houston

16th February - Joel Sachs

15th February - Gamelan Ensemble

13th-14th February - BEAST and SOUNDkitchen present: BEASTdome Pantry Sessions

12th February - Visualising Sound 1: Art and Music Workshop Day

12th February - Hermes Ensemble

12th February - New Music Ensemble

10th February - Ellen Fallowfield

7th February - Chamber Orchestra and EMVE

3rd February - Historically informed performance and the boundaries of musical discourse

27th January - Music and ritual in action: tackling HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa

20th January - Cadence and formal articulation in Nineteenth-Century Sonata forms


9th December - Title to be confirmed

25th November - Title to be confirmed

25th November - quartet-lab replaced by Pieter Wispelwey and Paolo Giacometti

15th November - University Baroque Orchestra

11th November - The interpretive process as research

6th November - Nathaniel Vallois and David Quigley

4th November - The Horn of Africa in Tel Aviv

1st November - Music Experience Day

21st October - Bax's In Memorias [sic]

9th-11th September - The Royal Musical Association annual conference 2015

19th-20th June - Music and Realism: comparative historical perspectives

7th-19th June - Summer Festival of Music

18th May - Taking time - A Composer's reflection on how he works [full video available]

8th May - Oliver She

6th May - La Venexiana

28th-30th April - BEAST:FEaST 2016

27th April-2nd June - Monday Lunchtime Series

27th March - Barber Lunchtime Series: Lady Barber's Legacy

25th March - Barber Evening Series: Nash Ensemble

22nd March - Philharmonic Orchestra

20th March - Barber Lunchtime Series: Tesla Quartet

15th March - Saxophone Ensemble

14th March - University Chorus

13th March - Symphony Orchestra

6th March - Barber Lunchtime Series: Piano4Hands

1st March - Voyages of Discovery

27th February - Barber Lunchtime Series: New Music Ensemble

25th February - Music Research Colloquium: Agnieszka Pluta

20th February - Barber Lunchtime Series: Gansch and Middleton

18th February - Barber Evening Series: Dante Quartet

11th February - Life on mars before Life on Mars: music and Adam Adamant Lives

6th February - Barber Lunchtime Series: Rose Consort of Viols

28th January - In materna lingua: nuns and polyphony in early 16th-century Italy

21st January - Music Research Colloquium: Rodney Sharman

21st January - Music Research Colloquium: Richard Rijnvos

21st January - Barber Evening Series: VOCES8


13th December - Barber Lunchtime Concerts: Trio Isimsiz

9th December - The University Carol Service

8th December - Symphony Orchestra: Of myth and legend: Tales from Russia

6th December - Barber Lunchtime Concerts: Bartosz Woroch

6th December - Wind Band & Saxophone Ensemble

5th December - Jazzlines presents... Alcyona Mick's Blink

4th December - Barber Evening Concert: Simón Bolívar String Quartet

30th November - Brass in Space!

29th November - Barber Lunchtime Concerts: Department of Music Postgraduates

29th November - Big Band

23rd November - Birmingham University Singers and Women's Choir

22nd November - Barber Lunchtime Concerts:Di Xiao

15th November - Barber Lunchtime Concerts: Florin Ensemble

8th November - Barber Lunchtime Concerts: rarescale

28th October - The Life and Afterlife of Early Musics

27th October - Birmingham University Women's Choir in Worcester

25th October - Barber Lunchtime Concerts: Ulrich Heinen and Malcolm Wilson

16th October - Barber Evening Concerts: The Sixteen

11th October - Barber Lunchtime Concerts: Kitty Whately and Joseph Middleton

22nd June - Undergraduate open day

21st June - Undergraduate open day

20th June - Undergraduate open day

10th March - UMS Symphony Orchestra

8th March - UMS Chamber Choirs

7th March - Chris Mapp Group

20th February - Chamber Ensembles and Saxophone Ensemble

17th February - BEAST presents... Encounters (Sunday)

16th February - BEAST presents... Encounters (Saturday)

15th February - BEAST presents... Encounters (Friday)

3rd February - In the House of the Devil