Whatever your experience, if your ears are open to new music, you need to be here!
Celebrating a decade of CoMA’s ground-breaking Open Score project, the Festival of Contemporary Music for All promotes contemporary music with a participative approach.
Join musicians from the world-renowned Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, the CoMA East Midlands and CoMA West Midlands ensembles, and contemporary choral specialist Via Nova to rehearse, workshop and perform pieces by composers with strong CoMA associations – Plain Harmony by Michael Finnissy, a new version of The Second Key by Tansy Davies, Howard Skempton’s The Flight of Song and a new vocal work by Percy Pursglove. These will be performed alongside other CoMA pieces in a public concert on the Sunday evening. Both Finnissy and Davies will attend, and will also lead an all-comers creative workshop on the Saturday evening.
Anyone aged 18+ can play or sing and all are welcome – but participants must be able to confidently read music; experience in a choir or band/orchestra is desirable but is not essential.
Booking closes on Sunday 28 February 2016.
For more information about the Festival, including workshops and events in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London and Manchester: coma.org/festival
Please note that rehearsal one for singers has moved to the Saturday morning.
Vocalists will join Via Nova to rehearse a new work by Percy Pursglove and Howard Skempton’s The Flight of Song.
Join musicians from BCMG, CoMA East Midlands and CoMA West Midlands for the first rehearsal of Finnissy’s Plain Harmony and Davies’ The Second Key.
An all-comers creative evening led by composers Michael Finnissy and Tansy Davies.
The final rehearsal of Finnissy’s Plain Harmony, The Second Key by Davies, and vocal works by Pursglove and Skempton – again with BCMG, Via Nova, CoMA East and West Midlands musicians.
A panel discussion on encouraging non-professional adult musicians to engage with and perform contemporary music, including composers Michael Finnissy and Tansy Davies.
Birmingham Festival of Contemporary Music for All Concert – see concert page for details.
To perform in the concert participants must attend both Rehearsals One and Two.
Information No.0121 616 2616
CBSO Centre is equipped with adapted toilet facilities, key signposting in Braille and the hall is fitted with an infra-red amplification system (receivers are available on request). Limited free parking can be arranged on request.
Access to CBSO Centre’s concert hall, bar and toilets is all flat, with no steps or ramps. The hall configuration is flexible, meaning we can accommodate specific seating requests.
Guide dogs are very welcome at BCMG concerts. You can either keep them with you in the auditorium during the concert or event, or we will be happy to look after your dog for you in the foyer while you enjoy the performance.