- Kutavičius Tėviškės papartis, 3′
- Peep Sarapik / Juhan Liiv Ta lendab mesipuu poole, 3′
- Jurjāns Pūt Vējiņi, 3′
- Traditional Szła dzieweczka, 3′
- Parry Jerusalem, 3′
- Handel Zadok the Priest, 5′
- Handel The Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah, 4′
- Weinberg Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes, 13′
- Stravinsky The Firebird Suite (1945) Final Hymn, 6′
It’s a phenomenon unparalleled in the world: the way that in the Baltic states, thousands of people gather in the open air to celebrate their community in song. For Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla the Baltic Song Festivals have been a formative musical experience: now, together with the CBSO, CBSO Chorus and CBSO SO Vocal and University of Birmingham Summer Festival voices, plus guest choirs, she brings that same life-affirming tradition to Birmingham. And everyone can take part! We are now looking for guest choirs and individual singers to join this very special event.
For participants the festival starts with a morning rehearsal from 11am to learn a selection Baltic and British music with CBSO Music Director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and CBSO Chorus Director Simon Halsey CBE, before an evening finale performing with the world renowned City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Plus in the afternoon your choir can showcase their own specialities on the main stage in a concert compered by Tom Redmond.
Choral societies, workplace choirs, community choirs, world music choirs, gospel choirs or individual amateur singers – all are welcome to join us for this spectacular day of singing.
|11am - 1pm||Singalong rehearsal|
|1.30pm - 4pm||CBSO Chorus, SO Vocal and guest choirs perform|
|7pm - 8pm||Singalong finale with the CBSO|
Free General Admission | £13 Participants
Advance bookings for participant tickets are now closed. A limited number of tickets will be available to buy on the day from 10am (cash only).
If you're joining us as an Audience Member there's no need to book, but you can RSVP and invite friends to the official Facebook event.
The day starts from 11am for participants. Audience members are welcome at any time during the day, with the performances starting from 1.30pm.