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Donate to Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Help us create and perform contemporary music for everyone and engage with new generations of musicians through learning.


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Support our Latest Music Commissions

Our unique model of Sound Investment brings together donors passionate about music to support amazing new commissions in exchange for donor rewards.

George Lewis

Support a new Sound Investment commission from innovative American composer and trombonist George Lewis. Get behind the scenes access to priority news, rehearsals and more.


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Amount raised: £1,109.00

Melinda Maxwell

Support Composer Melinda Maxwell's new Sound Investment commission exploring the space between jazz, new music, improvising and composing with 'lost' instruments from the ancient world. Get behind the scenes access, priority news and more.


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Amount raised: £1,213.00

Howard Skempton

Get special benefits when you support Birmingham Contemporary Music Group's new Sound Investment by acclaimed British contemporary music composer, Howard Skempton, the world premiere of which will be given in Royal Leamington Spa to celebrate the composer's 75th birthday.


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Amount raised: £939.60


  • Q&A with Opera Composer Michael Zev Gordon

    In the build-up to The Barber Opera, Raising Icarus we have asked composer Michael Zev Gordon a few questions on composing for an opera, musical voices, and the story of Icarus itself. Read more

  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle

    We are devastated to learn that composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle has passed away. Sir Harrison Birtwistle's music has been a prominent part of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group programming since its founding. Read more

What's on

  • BCMG Young Composers

    New project for young people at KS3! Join BCMG for a series of workshops led by composer Chloe Knibbs and compose new music for BCMG's musicians. Workshop dates: 1/5/22, 22/5/22, 19/6/22, 3/7/22. Read more

  • Music Maze

    Free, creative and fun music workshop for young people aged 8–11. All welcome, whether you play a musical instrument or not. Read more