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.

Flyer for 2017 February 11 concert

February 11th: Winter 2017 concert at the Ruddock Centre

SBS have an exciting programme of music for their winter 2017 concert in the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre on February 11th 2017, featuring popular music by Sibelius, Franck and Elgar, including Sibelius' Karelia Suite and Elgar's Enigma Variations. (See poster elsewhere on this page or go to more details.)

All the music on the 11th February tells a story, probably most of all Cesar Franck's Le Chausseur Maudit, the story of the huntsman who goes hunting on the Sabbath and meets more than he bargained for.

Tickets are available from the Ruddock Centre. You can go directly to the details for the 11th February at To prevent possible delays or disappointment, you are strongly recommended to purchase your tickets online in advance.

Christopher Holley appointed as Music Director

SBS is delighted to announce that Christopher Holley is the new musical director for SBS. His first concert as maestro will be the February 2017 concert (an exciting programme of Sibelius, Franck and Elgar). More details about Christopher Holley.

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.