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.

Winter 2023 concert

Saturday 11th February 7.30pm, Shirley Methodist Church, 257 Stratford Rd, Shirley, Solihull B90 3AL


New string players and other enquiries welcome.


Our next playday features Gustav Holst's The Planets. It is on Saturday, 29th October 2022, 10am-5pm, Bournville Friends Meeting House, Linden Road, Birmingham, B30 1JT. Click here for more details

Previous events...

Summer 2022 concert

Saturday, 9th July 2022, 7.30pm, Bournville Parish Church, St Francis of Assisi, Sycamore Road, Birmingham B30 2AA.


Following this concert, we were delighted to make a donation of £2000 to The Hospice Charity Partnership (St Mary’s and John Taylor Hospices).

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. Now that the COVID crisis is (hopefully) behind us and we are setting up full programmes for the future it is time to consider joining. 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.