South Birmingham Sinfonia

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"The music-making was committed and passionate...incredibly impressive playing."

The South Birmingham Sinfonia (SBS) is a full sized non-professional symphony orchestra committed to music-making of the highest standard. SBS is based in Bournville, Birmingham UK. Please explore these web pages to find out more about SBS or go to the Orchestra's facebook pages.

Like everyone else, our activities had to be put on hold during the corona virus pandemic. However, in Autumn 2021 we successfully returned to in-person rehearsals and are looking forward to restarting playdays and concerts from 2022.

Do get in touch with us if you have specific requests or questions.

Next Concert

Saturday 9th July 2022 at Bournville Parish Church, St Francis of Assisi.

Programme to include:

January Playday: César Franck, Symphony in D minor

UPDATE Our next Playday was planned for Saturday 22nd January 2022 and was going to feature the well-loved Symphony in D Minor by César Franck. Unfortunately, we are sorry to announce that due to the current Omicron situation the committee has taken the decision to cancel this event. We will keep this under review - it may be possible to reschedule for the start of the summer term.

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Previous events...

November Playday: Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony

The November 2019 Playday was on Saturday, 2nd November, when we studied Saint-Saëns’ Symphony number 3.

Orchestral ‘playday’ on 2nd November 2019

Join us!

Places may be available in a number of sections of the orchestra, e.g. most string instruments, and some others. Please ask!

South Birmingham Sinfonia: Supporting St Mary's Hospice

SBS has a long record of support for St Mary’s Hospice and makes regular donations to this worthy cause from its concert profits. The upcoming concert is no exception.