Song Festival.

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.

Booking Information

Free General Admission | £13 Participants

Participants can book by calling the Box Office on 0121 780 3333 - you'll then receive digital learning materials in advance of the event

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.

11am - 1pm Singalong rehearsal
1.30pm - 5.30pm CBSO Chorus, SO Vocal and guest choirs perform
7pm - 8pm Singalong finale with the CBSO


For events sold by THSH Box Office, the THSH per-ticket commission of £3 (£2.50 for online bookings) is included in the price of every individual ticket priced over £13. Tickets purchased as part of a CBSO Concert Package are exempt. For full details see

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