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CBSO Chorus Director Simon Halsey CBE.


  • Mendelssohn Elijah (Highlights)60′

Book singer tickets  Rehearsals for singers begin at 1.30pm

Book audience tickets  The performance begins at 7.00pm

Ever wondered what it’s like to sing live at Symphony Hall with the full CBSO? Now’s your chance to find out, in this one-off performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah, written especially for Birmingham in 1846. Whether you’re a choral society veteran or have only ever sung it in the shower, you’re welcome to rehearse and perform it today, under the CBSO’s internationally acclaimed chorus director Simon Halsey CBE. .

Part of The Spirit of England.

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Singer information: rehearsals start at 1.30pm; details will be sent with singer tickets. This year, singer ticket includes the score with Simon Halsey’s rehearsal markings. Scores will be available for collection on the day.


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