South Birmingham Sinfonia

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"The music-making was committed and passionate...incredibly impressive playing."

The South Birmingham Sinfonia (SBS) is a full sized symphony orchestra committed to music-making of the highest standard. SBS is based in Bournville, Birmingham UK. Please explore these web pages to find out more about SBS.

Appointment of new Music Director

SBS is looking to make an appointment of a new Permanent Music Director to start from Monday 13th February, 2017. The vacancy arises as Lee Differ, our Music Director of the past fifteen years, has moved on to further studies.

Full details are available by clicking this link.

Christopher Holley appointed as interim Music Director for 2016-17

SBS is delighted to announce that Christopher Holley will the interim musical director for the February 2017 concert (an exciting programme of Sibelius, Franck and Elgar). More details.

Join us!

Places are currently available in a number of sections of the orchestra, e.g. most string instruments, and some others. Please ask!

Future concerts

Saturday, 11 February 2017, 7.30pm, at the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre. (Conductor: Christopher Holley.) Programme: Sibelius: Karelia Suite; Franck: Le Chasseur Maudit; Elgar: Prelude to The Dream of Gerontius; Elgar: Enigma Variations.

Saturday, 15 July 2017, 7.30pm, at the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre. Programme: Wagner: Prelude to Tristan und Isolde; Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder (soloist Paula Sides); Bruckner: Symphony No. 7.

More information.

South Birmingham Sinfonia: Supporting St Mary's Hospice

SBS has a long record of support for St Mary’s Hospice and makes regular donations to this worthy cause from its concert profits.