About the Choir

Barnt Green Choral Society was founded in 1951 having developed from the local Women’s Institute Choir. We are a mixed voice choir and currently have around 55 members. The Society gives three concerts per year at local venues, performing a variety of choral works with professional soloists and orchestral accompaniment, as well as lighter music.

 

Highlights of recent years’ performances have included

2014 First World War Centenary: The Armed Man – Karl Jenkins; Cantique de Jean Racine – Gabriel Faure; Agnus Dei (from Adagio for Strings) – Samuel Barber; In Remembrance – Eleanor Daley

2015 The Creation – Joseph Haydn

2016 A Baroque Concert: Magnificat – Pergolesi; Kantate 106 – Johann Sebastian Bach; Zadok the Priest – George Frederic Handel; Thou Knowest Lord – Henry Purcell; Gloria – Antonio Vivaldi

2017 Contemporary Classics: The Gift of Life – John Rutter; Sunrise Mass – Ola Gjeilo

2018 Great Mass in C Minor – Mozart; Te Deum – Dvorak

 

 

 

 

Musical Director

Our Musical Director is Steve Cowperthwaite. Read more about our Musical Director