2018 has been a bumper year for BCMG. We've performed in, organised and created events in Birmingham, London, the wider UK, Utrecht in the Netherlands and Trier in Germany.

Here's our year in numbers:

Over 25 performances and events, which reached over 5,000 people live.

Over 1,000, mainly young people and students, attended one of our 100 creative music workshops and events, working with over 40 BCMG musicians, composers and conductors.

Our concerts featured 29 world premieres (2 especially composed for young people), 14 Birmingham premieres, 38 performances of BCMG commissions - 15 of which were Sound Investments.

We opened a call for scores and it was answered by more than 70 entries from four continents.

Dozens of Sound Investors have made almost 100 Sound Investments totalling over £16,900 for pieces performed in 2018.

... and 2019 is shaping up to be just as exciting with a new Sound Investment of Peter Eötvös announced, our Murmurs concert in March and many more events yet to be announced!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at BCMG