University Commonwealth Choir to launch in April

A composite of midlands musical artists on a pink background

As part of the University cultural offering for the upcoming Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, University Music is launching a new choir to celebrate the rich heritage of the cities popular musical output.

Open to students and staff of the University of Birmingham, as well as local residents from the city, the University Commonwealth Choir will seek to share and perform music by popular and rock artists connected to the region. Participants don’t need to read music, just be ready to sing their hearts out and enjoy performing the music of this great city. 

Led by choir leader, Mariana Rosas, the choir will work on music from artists including ELO, Duran Duran, Laura Mvula, and UB40, amongst others, and will perform on campus in June as part of the annual Summer Festival of Music.

In order to get involved, please sign-up by writing directly to the University Music team  with your name, voice part (if known), and your status (i.e. student/staff/community). The choir will rehearse on regular Tuesdays after Easter, and first rehearsal will be held on Tuesday 26 April 2022 (1930-2130) in the Bramall Music Building.

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.

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