Concerts in 2016 included Masses by Mozart, Haydn and Dvorak alongside works by Elgar, Bach and more. Concerts in 2017 included an afternoon of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and arrangements of songs by the King’s Singers. Concerts in 2018 included an afternoon concert of folksong arrangements by John Rutter and works by Brahms, Bach and Haydn. In June 2019 SPS performed Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with accompanist Dick Price playing the demanding piano part, Colin Baines playing Harmonium. The soloists were Sonia Ruth, Kristina Shakeshaft, Russell Painter and Paul Mocroft More…
SPS concerts usually feature solo performances which have recently included organist George Nicholls, soprano Sonia Ruth, clarinetist Peter Gosling and The Sandy Band.
SPS Concerts have recently taken place in the Church of the Ascension, Stirchley, Selly Oak Methodist Church, St George’s Church Edgbaston and Bournbrook Hall at Bournville Gardens.
Founded originally as a choral society, the choir now performs a more varied repertoire. This diversification has been guided over the years by several talented conductors. Concert performances about twice a year reflect this wide range of secular as well as sacred music.
The church’s collaboration with the choir over recent years has been much appreciated, and sharing carols at Christmas with the residents of local care homes also links us with the community.
At SPS Concerts and Rehearsals we often have cakes. (The pictures say the rest…)