Get more from your membership!


Open rehearsals provide a fantastic insight to a working rehearsal as the Orchestra and conductor makes their final preparations to the music before the concert. If you are a CBSO Member, you're invited to be there!

CBSO with Mirga Gražinytė Tyla, Credit Benjamin Ealovega (3).


Tim, who volunteers as a CBSO representative at the rehearsals, gives us his thoughts:

"As a Friend and then an Overture Circle member, I have found that a favourite benefit of CBSO membership is the ability to attend the 2-3 hour open rehearsals before concerts. It helps me not only to better understand the works, but also to appreciate what the conductor and musicians want to achieve and this makes the final performance even more enjoyable." Tim Marshall - Overture Circle


Interested in joining us at one of the rehearsals?

In the 2017-18 season there are 12 Open Rehearsals for you to enjoy - from Mirga conducting Mahler 4, Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring and Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty to returning conductors like Edward Gardner, Omer Meir Wellber, Vassily Sinaisky and Alexander Verdernikov, there is plenty of music to rehearse! To enjoy this excellent benefit, which is only available to CBSO members, you'll need to be a current supporting member with a valid membership card. More information about this season's Open Rehearsals, including dates, time and conductors can be found by clicking the Open Rehearsal Info opposite.

CBSO membership starts from £40 per year. To find out more information about other benefits aside from Open Rehearsals, please contact Eve Vines on 0121 616 6541 or download a membership form here.